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Trinity College is located in the heart of Dublin, on the East Coast of Ireland. Founded by Queen Elizabeth 1, Trinity College is Ireland's oldest and most famous college — dating back to 1592.
400 years old, Trinity College was one of the first to admit
women. Famous male graduates of Trinity College have included:
- Oscar Wilde (statue pictured below)
- Jonathon Swift
- Samuel Beckett
- Bram Stoker
(he penned the novel "Dracula")
Trinity College, recognized internationally as Ireland's premier university, is also one of Ireland's most popular historical sites.
The best time to visit is Spring and Fall — Summer is peak tourist season, so expect crowds.
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Book of Kells
— Precious Medieval Artifact
Trinity College Library houses over 4 1/2 million books and is
treasures — The
Book of Kells.
Well over 1,000 years old, the book is a record of the
four Gospels in Latin. It's the most recognized artifact of medieval Celtic art, ornately documented by Irish monks on 680 calfskin pages.
The artwork is more sophisticated and more beautiful than anything
else that survives in manuscript from this period.
The Book of
Kells (housed in the Old Library building) came to Trinity College over 300 years ago. Since 1953, the book was bound in four volumes — two are on public view, one opened to display a decorated page, and one to show two pages of script. The volumes are changed at regular intervals.
Don't miss this amazing display that draws over 500,000 visitors a year. Admission to the Old Library includes the following:
- The Book of Kells
- Turning Darkness into Light exhibition
- Long Room
- Current Long Room exhibition
Old Library and Book of Kells Exhibition
Historical Walking Tours
including Trinity College
including Trinity College
- This 2-hr Historical Walking Tour starts at Trinity College main gates. It takes in the grounds of Trinity College, Old Irish Parliament, Dublin Castle, City Hall, the Medieval and Viking quarter centered around Christ Church Cathedral and finishes in the old port of Temple Bar on the banks of the River Liffey.
Conducted by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin, the tour explores the main features of Irish history - Dublin's development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine 1845-1849, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence... and concludes with the Northern Ireland peace process.
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