Central Bank Building & Plaza, Dublin 2

It is the headquarters for the Central Bank & Financial Services Authority of Ireland, the state banking authority which supervises and controls the operating standards of all banks and other financial institutions.
Architects for the Central Bank were Sam Stephenson and Associates and its construction was quite controversial because of the demolition of some 18th century buildings and the fact that it exceeded its permitted height. Built between 1972 and 1978 its method of construction was unique in Dublin for that time.

The bronzed sculpture on the plaza is called 'Crann an Óir' or 'the Golden Tree' and symbolises that the wealth of Ireland is distributed to all and not locked up in banks vaults.
It was commissioned by the Central Bank to mark Dublin's year as European City of Culture in 1991. The work, executed in golden bronze and surrounded by elements in Wicklow granite is by sculptor Eamon O'Doherty

Special Offers

4 Nights or more Special

Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance.  Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.

Advance Purchase Rate

Buy Now Pay Now! Room only rate, Breakfast is available at the hotel, priced at €15 per person for full Irish and €12 for Continental breakfast. Booking must be prepaid in full, no changes or cancellations on this offer.

Best Available Rate

Internet Room Only Rate - Fully Flexible - No booking deposit required. Reservation may be cancelled without charge until noon GMT the day before arrival.
Room only basis. Breakfast is available at the hotel, priced at €15 per person for full Irish and €12 for Continental breakfast.

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Our favourite hotel in Dublin!!!!!!We have stayed MANY times and are always satisfied.Ideal location lovely rooms and friendly staff


We stay about 3 times a year at the Grafton Capital, and always have a fantastic time!! Excellent sleep in very comfortable rooms, and staff are a credit to hotel, extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming.


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K. Duffy

Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.


Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.

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