Print marks 240 years of Bank of Ireland

2023 marks 240 years since Bank of Ireland first opened its doors to customers.

Bank of Ireland has commissioned Irish artists, JANDO, to design and produce limited edition prints of the historic College Green building to celebrate its milestone 240th Anniversary.

The Bank will run a competition on its Facebook and Instagram channels to give away 10 of these prints.

“College Green is such an iconic Dublin landmark and an important part of Ireland’s history”

150 A3 JANDO prints will also be available to buy for €90 online and at selected stockists nationwide.

Fine art

The JANDO commissioned artwork forms part of a programme of activities to mark the Bank’s 240th Anniversary. The limited edition prints are printed on fine art archival paper using pigment-based inks which are guaranteed to be fade resistant and last a lifetime. Each piece is designed and printed by JANDO in their studio in The Chocolate Factory, Dublin 1. Prints come framed in locally handmade white frames which use wood sourced from sustainably managed forests.

JANDO is a multi-award-winning printmaking studio based in Dublin which combines cinematic perspective and a love of architecture with pop culture sensibility.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Bank of Ireland to mark the incredible milestone of their 240th anniversary,” said Owen McLoughlin, co-founder of JANDO.

“College Green is such an iconic Dublin landmark and an important part of Ireland’s history. We were honoured to put our own personal touch on this piece of history through these limited-edition prints. It’s been a pleasure for us to bring the stunning façade of College Green to life in these prints and we hope those who purchase the prints love them as much as we do.”

Visit JANDO to purchase a print and find out more information.

Restoration of College Green

Bank of Ireland’s College Green buildings were originally built for the Irish parliament, the world’s first permanent two-chamber parliament. College Green was purchased by the bank in 1803 and its doors were opened to customers for the first time in 1808. Over the years the building has hosted renowned figures from across the world including Queen Victoria (1849), and US Presidents General Ulysses S Grant (1879), Bill Clinton (1995), and Barack Obama (2011).

The bank has committed €36m to the restoration of the complex, the single largest investment in the building since it was first constructed. The project will see windows, staircases, cabling, roofs and other elements of the buildings repaired and upgraded. There will also be a range of new facilities established for customers and colleagues.

From July, the House of Lords at College Green, which has been closed to the public since the pandemic, reopened to visitors for guided tours between 10am and 12 noon each Tuesday. Visitors are able to view the chamber and tapestries free of charge. As restoration and renovation activities take place in College Green from 2024 on there may be periods where it is necessary to change these opening hours to accommodate these works. 

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