Day 14 Trinity College Bank of Ireland
Trinity College, Dublin (Irish: Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath),
was founded in 1592by Queen Elizabeth I. And is Ireland's oldest university.
Trinity retains a strong collegiate and "campus" atmosphere despite its location in the centre of a capital city (and despite its being one of the most significant tourist attractions in Dublin).
Trinity College contains many buildings of architectural merit, especially from the 18th and 19th centuries. These include the Chapel and Examination Hall designed by Sir William Chambers and the Museum Building designed by the Irish architects Thomas Newenham Deane and Benjamin Woodward.
Sphere Within Sphere (Sfera con Sfera) created in 1982 is a bronze sculpture, by Italian sculptor, Arnaldo Pomodoro. The inner ball represents the Earth and outer ball represents Christianity
It stands next to the Museum Building of 1857
The Irish Houses of Parliament (Irish: Tithe na Parlaiminte), today called the Bank of Ireland, College Green (Irish: Banc na hÉireann)
Due to its use as by the bank, was the world's first purpose-built two-chamber parliament house. It served as the seat of both chambers (the Lords and Commons) of the Irish parliament of the Kingdom of Ireland for most of the 18th century until that parliament was abolished by the Act of Union of 1800, when the island became part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
In 1803 the fledgling Bank of Ireland bought the building from the British government for £40,000 for use as its headquarters. One proviso was stipulated; it was to be so adapted that it never could be used as a parliament again. As a result, the only recently rebuilt House of Commons chamber, though one of Dublin's finest locations, was broken up to form a number of small offices; but primarily replaced by a magnificent cash office.