In the heart of Dublin City Centre lies Trinity College. It being Ireland’s very first university, and the country's highest-ranked still to this day, attracts thousands of people each day to appreciate the beautiful buildings across the campus. Home to 18,000 postgraduate and undergraduate students, it has managed to retain its reputation as Ireland’s only college to rank in the top 100 world universities. In Europe, it has been ranked in the top 50 universities. It offers a diverse range of courses in business, engineering, law, science, the arts and humanities, nurturing its students’ potential and creativity. Having produced some of the world’s most brilliant minds such as Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Ernest Walton and former president Mary Robinson, Trinity College continues to prove its efforts effective in encouraging innovation and directing attention to subjects of global significance.
One particularly attractive element to have drawn local and tourism interest over the years is Trinity College’s rich history.
Built between 1712 and 1732, its library is the largest in Ireland, and inside it, the Long Room alone holds a vast 200,000 of the library’s books. As the university was founded by Queen Elizabeth in 1592, the library holds the rights to receive, free of charge, material published in the Republic of Ireland, as well as the United Kingdom.
The Book Of Kells
The most well-known book in the old library is the Book of Kells. Written in Latin, it contains the four gospels of the New Testament. It’s maintained its popularity mainly because it dates back to 800AD, and contains beautiful illustrations.
Pictured: The Long Room
Trinity College provides a tasteful range of activities such as guided tours, on-campus restaurants, meetings and events, art displays including the Science Gallery, and much more, for its curious visitors. Be sure to pay a visit to the beautiful Trinity College if you would like to breathe in some authentic Dublin history and spirit.