Dublin Sights

Bank of Ireland

  • 2 College Green Map It
  • Southside
  • Financial Institution

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

Across the street from the west facade of Trinity College stands one of Dublin's most striking buildings, formerly the original home of Irish Parliament. A pedimented portico fronted by six massive Corinthian columns dominates the grand facade, which follows the curve of Westmoreland Street as it meets College Green, once a Viking meeting place and burial ground. Inside, stucco rosettes adorn the coffered ceiling in the pastel-hue, colonnaded, clerestoried main banking hall, at one time the Court of Requests, where citizens' petitions were heard. Just down the hall is the original House of Lords, with an oak-panel nave, a 1,233-drop Waterford glass chandelier, and tapestries depicting the Battle of the Boyne and the Siege of Derry; ask a guard to show you in. Visitors are welcome during normal banking hours. The bank has plans to build a heritage center in the near future.

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2 College Green, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon., Tues., and Fri. 10–4, Wed. 10:30–4 and Thurs. 10–5

Published 08/11/2015


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