Dame Street
Dame Street is a large thoroughfare in Dublin, Ireland
Republic of Ireland
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. The street is the location of many banks such as AIB
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, Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank
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 and the Central Bank of Ireland
Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland
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. It is close to Ireland's oldest university
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, Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin , formally known as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I as the "mother of a university", Extracts from Letters Patent of Elizabeth I, 1592: "...we...found and...

, founded in 1592, the entrance to which is a popular meeting spot.

During the day, the street is very busy, due to its prime location in the city centre. It is a five-minute walk to the shopping area of Grafton street and ten minutes from O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street is Dublin's main thoroughfare. It measures 49 m in width at its southern end, 46 m at the north, and is 500 m in length...

, Dublin's two most famous thoroughfares. At the other
Daly's Club
Daly's Club
Daly's Club, with premises known as Daly's Club House, was a gentlemen's club in Dublin, Ireland, a centre of social and political life between its origins in about 1750 and its end in 1823.-History:...

 was founded in the 1750s at numbers 1-3 Dame Street and remained there until 1791, when it moved to College Green
College Green
College Green is a three-sided "square" in the centre of Dublin. On its northern side is a building known today as the Bank of Ireland which until 1800 was Ireland's Parliament House. To its east stands Trinity College Dublin, the only constituent college of the University of Dublin. To its south...


Central Bank of Ireland Dame Street (1975) - It was built higher than planning permission allowed but this was rectified retrospectively. The matter was debated in the Oireachtas
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in 1974
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