Trinity College, Dublin
Favorite thing: Hmm... its been along since the last (and the only) time I was there... saw The Book of Kells. And the Library. Don't think I'd do it again. Filming and taking photos is forbiden. It didn't stopped us though.
Favorite thing: Walking around Trinity College, suddenly i saw several students wears with clothe they use on graduation day. It was 14 th of November and that day it was graduation for these students. Just say congratulations.
The street just in front of the entrance to Trinity College is called College Green. The Bank Pub is just west of this with what is probably a "Dame Street" address.
Fully in keeping with the Dubliner's propensity to give every street dual, triple or even quadruple names, College Green magically turns into "Dame Street, then equally magically it turns into "Lord Edward Street" t. The renaming picks up speed along here and quickly changes into "Christchurch Place", then without missing a beat turns rapidly into "High Street", then to "Cornmarket", then, Thomas Street:......., and then I get tired of the name changes and will pick up the Dublin pace on their renaming when I get back to the USA, starting at Broadway in NYC, I suppose.
However, we are concerned with only with "College Green" and "Dame" Streets for now with this photograph. Here in this west facing photo you can just see the Bank Pub on the south side of the street, with Trinity College out of the frame just behind us.
see Trinity College & Book of Kells - It was founded in 1592 by Elizabeth I. It is Ireland's most prestigious university and its distinguished campus attracts thousands of visitors each year. The major attraction at Trinity is the exquisitely decorated illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, which dates from 800AD. The book has had quite a troubled history: raided by Vikings, looted, stolen, and finally defaced by Queen Victoria. It contains 340 folios which illustrate the four New Testament gospels.
Fondest memory: My friend loves to visit places like that, so there you go. But I have to admit I enjoyed it too, was quite interesting to see the Book of Kells and this big long room of the Old Library was also impressive with all it's antiquarian books.
Visit Trinity College and see the Book of Kells
Trinity College is one of Ireland's leading historical sites. It attracts more than half a million visitors every year.
The Book of Kells is a ninth century manuscript of the Gospels. Known for its illustrations, it is on display in the Old Library in Trinity College.
It was founded by Elizabeth I in 1592 in an attempt to stop students aquiring revolutionary ideas on the Continent or being influenced by the Pope in Rome. For centuries the college was the centre of Protestant religion and Catholics couldn't join unless they accepted the Protestant faith. Later Catholics had to get special permission from the bishop to attend the college or else face the possibility of excommunication. These restrictions were not completely lifted until 1970. Most of the buildings in the grounds of Trinity, which covers 40 acres, date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The West Front which faces College Green was built between 1755 and 1759 and has the interesting feature of having the same design facing outside and inside. The world-famous Book of Kells is displayed in the college and is well worth a visit.
Ireland's premier university was founded in 1592 by Elizabeth I.
Officially called the University of Dublin, the 16-hectare (40-acre) institution was the sole preserve of Protestants, and even when this restriction was lifted in 1793, the Catholic Church forbade its young from attending. This restriction was only wholly lifted in 1970!
The grounds of Trinity College are great to explore independently, although the College does run organised tours.
Visit to the famous Book of Kells, a magnificent 1200-year-old illustrated manuscript, and one of the oldest books in the world. About half a million people a year come to see the book - usually opened to an illustrated page and a page of text - so expect long, long queues in the peak tourist season. Once you've seen the book, don't rush off - there are other interesting buildings open to the public and worth visiting, including the Library Long Room, the Reading Room and a 45-minute audiovisual display called The Dublin Experience.
Trinity College is located south of the River Liffey, near Pearse Station.
Favorite thing: Around town you'll find various architectural influences, from Greek columns to Georgian doors. The Museum Building at Trinity College is in the Venetian style and was my favorite building on campus.