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Bank of Ireland

2 College Green, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01-661-5933
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Ranked #129 of 285 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The Bank of Ireland building located on College Green across the street from Trinity College in Dublin was the headquarters of the Bank until the... more »
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Frederick, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Used to be a bank - now an over the top décor restaurant. Great food - sit in the balcony - it is pretty up there. VERY noisy however!

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Rochester, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We checked all three main banks in Dublin and Bank of Ireland was by far the best exchange for selling Us Dollars and getting Euros. There must be some fraud issues with US $100 bills so I would bring $50. They let you exchange us $100 with a passport and limit to $500 a day a person. In other denominations... More

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Lille, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It is possible to see the old parliment room upon request, totally worth it for history buffs. Also it's great to go into the bank on cold days to enjoy their two huge open fires.

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Naantali, Finland
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464 reviews 464 reviews
257 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Central location, so hard to miss. We were first in National Wax Museum, which was right next to Bank of Ireland. Beautiful, big old buildinf from outside and inside.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Amazing building and architecture. Almost in the heart of Dublin, with monumental and beautiful foundaments and walls. One of the most beautiful buildings in this city in my opinion.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It really takes you back to a time when banks were fancy and beautiful. We just popped in and the building is a WOW!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

First of all I love this building which used to be the Parliament in the past. Maybe you think it's just a building but when you go inside and look and the ceiling, it's magnificent. So pretty you can't stop looking. In the winter they put the fireplaces on and they are HUGE and make a good big flame in... More

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oklahoma city, OK, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It seems like a good idea to open an account with the Bank of Ireland and wire money from the USA. However the Bank of Ireland said it could not be done online, and it further sounds like you cannot open an account with them unless you have residence in Ireland. They were not helpful at all and difficult to... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Only got to see this place from the outside, structure seems interesting. Better to go on a good day.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

There are numerous reasons why this bar/restaurant is amazing: the decor is unbelieveable, the atmosphere is just buzzing, the food is well cooked, excellent presentation and not expensive. But the most impressive barman who can pull two pints in each hand, top off the four previous pints and kick the fridge door closed with his foot all at the same... More

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