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"Trinity College" Trinity College Tip by Pieter11

Trinity College, Dublin: 143 reviews and 222 photos

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Just south from the river Liffey, directly south from O’Connell Bridge, you will find the famous Trinity College. The building you see here is the main building of the University of Dublin and it also is the building where the University was first based in when it was founded in 1591 by Queen Elisabeth I of England.

At his position originally stood a catholic cloister, and with the foundation of the University the protestanism should have been spread. The University was one of the most famous in Europe and was at the same level of Oxford and Cambridge. Two of the most famous students of the “Uni” were Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift. And at the entrance you’ll see statues of Edward Burke and Oliver Goldsmith.

Today Trinity College has about 7.000 students studying in the building. The building originally was located outside of the city centre, but because of the fastly expanding city, it now has a very central position. Trinity College has a beautiful, and peaceful inner square with some old trees and green lawns, and nice, old facades all around. The most famous part though, is not around this mainsquare, but a little bit further to the east: The old library.

In this old library you can see one of the largest book collections in the world, as well as one of the most famous ones in the world: the Book of Kells, of which the oldest parts were written in the 7th century. See enter this library though, you had to pay € 8,- per person, and that was too much to see a book in my book. But: the College itself definitely is worth seeing!

Address: College Street, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 6081000

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  • Written Jul 4, 2007
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