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City Sightseeing Dublin Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Choose from a 1- or 2-day ticket and step aboard the City Sightseeing open-top double-decker bus at any of the 28 stops around the city. Cruise Ireland’s ancient capital in style and take in amazing city views from the comfort of your seat.Travel the red route to hit top Dublin highlights such as the National Art Gallery St Patrick’s Cathedral and the world-famous Guinness Storehouse or the yellow route for Trinity College Parnell Square Christ Church Cathedral and Dublinia. Buses depart regularly from each stop along both the red and yellow itinerary routes leaving you free to hop on and off at your leisure. Enjoy the freedom to use the City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off service as much or as little as you like. Stay on board for a complete city tour
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Dublin Freedom Pass: Transport and Sightseeing
"Your Dublin Freedom Ticket is valid for 72 hours from the time of first use making it perfect for a short vacation or to help you get your bearings at the start of a longer trip. After redeeming your voucher for your pass you’ll also receive a map with detailed information about Dublin and its famous attractions. Use the map to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The pass includes airport transfers by Airlink Express a Dublin hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour public transport by bus around the city (daytime only) and discounted entry to select top city attractions.Airlink 747 Express Service:Use the bus service to travel between Dublin Airport and the city center Temple Bar and all Dublin train and bus stations. The convenient service operates daily every 15 – 20 minutes.Dublin Green Hop-On Hop-Off Tour:Show your pass on a choice of two routes around the city
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Dublin Historical Highlights Walking Tour
"With your knowledgeable guide start your tour in central Dublin and walk through Dublin's broad streets and narrow passageways to admire the city’s famed historical sights. A map is also provided which you can keep to use after your tour if you wish. Pass by the former Houses of Parliament and make your way to Trinity College the oldest university in Ireland. Stroll past City Hall before wandering past the garden of Dublin Castle. Then see Chester Beatty Library the medieval city wall and a beautiful vantage point that overlooks St Patrick’s Cathedral. Hear how the cathedral was a favorite place of worship of the renowned Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift in the 18th century
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SEE TRINITY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Trinity College was founded in 1592 as the "mother" of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge.

It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland's oldest university.

Trinity College buildings look inwards and are arranged in large quadrangles, with a few public entrances.
The western side of the college is older, it features the Campanile, as well as the Chapel and Examination Hall, Graduates Memorial Building, Museum Building, and the Rubrics, all spread across College's five squares.

The Library of Trinity College is the largest research library in Ireland and what most people come to see, as it houses "The Book of Kells," the Library's most famous book and other ancient texts. The Old Library is one of Ireland's biggest tourist attractions, and holds thousands of rare, and very early, volumes.

ADMISSION TO THE LIBRARY IN 2016
Adult: €11
Concession: €9
Family: € 22*

OPENING HOURS
Mon – Sat (May - Sept)
08:30 – 17:00

Sun (May - Sept)
09:30 – 17:00

Mon – Sat (Oct - April)
09:30 – 17:00

Sun (Oct - April)
12:00 – 16:30


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balhannah
Nov 04, 2016

Trinity College guided tour

Trinity College is the biggest university in Dublin, and it has about 17.000 students. Most of the students only study one subject unlike the universities in Denmark. The university was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st. the university is known for its beauty not for its age.

Our class went on a study trip and the first attraction on our schedule was to visit the Trinity College where we had the pleasure of getting a guided tour by a prior student. The student was very enthusiastic even though he was a bit hung-over he made a great effort to make the guided tour exciding. He told us that it was freshman week, which was why there were a lot of societies, sport teams and courses for the students to join. You could tell that many of the freshmen were looking forward to join the college in the next following week. The atmosphere was very joyful and festive. The guide also told that the university once was used as a barrack to contain soldiers and weapons.

We would like to give the tour 4 stars because the guided tour and atmosphere were catching and it made attending this university look exciding even to a group of students from high school in Denmark.

cecil1234
Sep 28, 2015

A FAMOUS PLAYWRIGHT

By the main entrance to Trinity College there is a statue of Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) who was a successful playwright and poet who attended the college from 1774-79. He was best known for his novel, The vicar of Wakefield.

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davidjo
Jul 29, 2015

HE BECAME AN MP

At Trinity College front entrance there is a statue of Edmund Burke (1729-1797) who graduated from this college in 1748 when he was only 19 years of age. He went on to be a successful politician in the British Government and led debates especially on political emancipation of Ireland.

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Jul 28, 2015
 
 
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WANDERING AROUND TRINITY COLLEGE

Unfortunately i just did not have time to explore Trinity College but i managed to spend a few minutes there and i was rather interested to see the bronze sculpture by Italian artist, Arnaldo Pomodoro that is called "Sphere within a Sphere". I have since learnt that there are quite a few of these dotted around the world. The Book of Kells is one of the main attractions here which was written around 800 AD and considered the country's greatest treasure. As you enter there is a map which you will need as the college is quite large with several playing fields for sports. I did notice many foreign students in the grounds and found out that there are around 17,000 students attending Trinity. The students come from over 120 countries but i am not sure of the exact figures from each country nor the percentages.

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davidjo
Jul 28, 2015

Trinity College

The campus of Trinity College is located right in downtown in Dublin in the heart of the tourism district and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dublin. There are a number of beautiful historic buildings on the campus and it's free to walk around and view the buildings, take pictures, or enjoy a relaxing snack. If you want to learn a little more about the history of the college, consider a student-led tour. The cost of the tour is €12 and includes admission to the library and Book of Kells, so it's only an extra €2 for the tour. We had already toured the campus a bit, but found the guided tour really brought the campus to life. Our tour guide was Neil and he did a great job of telling us the history of the college. When we stopped at the statue of George Salmon, a former provost of the university, Neil told us how the conservative scholar was always opposed to allowing women to receive degrees from Trinity, but dropped his veto in 1901, which allowed women to attend. The male students are forever grateful to him. Outside Berkeley Library is Pomodoro's Sphere within a Sphere. When Neil was at Trinity, students called the sculpture the Death Star, but today, it's commonly referred to as the Golden Snitch. Neil was showing his age on this! Nearby is the Museum building. Neil told us how the flower carvings on the building represent the native flora of Ireland and the building was made with stone from various parts of Ireland, appropriate for the geology building. We really enjoyed the tour and if you're planning to visit the library anyway, it's definitely worth a couple extra euros.

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jmpncsu
Oct 07, 2014

Trinity College

Trinity College in the centre of Dublin, is a real must see. There is so much history here, you can feel it just walking around. The park areas are wonderful.

It's beautiful, serene, tranquil, even with all the tourists.
If you want to see the book of Kells, be prepared for a long wait in the queue's, or try being there when the open. The queue the day I was there was huge.

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stevemt
Aug 01, 2014

Tradition and quality

I can’t tell you about the studying quality in Trinity College, but the quiet ambience calls to reflection and concentration.

The campus is well conceived and harmoniously balanced, and the library invites us in.

Rather british, indeed!

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Jun 18, 2014
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Trinity College

Created in 1311, this ever since has been Dublin's largest college. For the tourist its famous as the home of the medieval manuscript, "the Book of Kells", one of the best preserved medieval manuscripts.

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Jim_Eliason
Dec 06, 2013

Georgian: Trinity College

Most visitors to Dublin enter Trinity College from the main entrance, which is through Regent House, on College Green. Regent House was built between 1752 and 1759. Trinity College itself was actually founded in 1592, by a decree of the first Queen Elizabeth, on the grounds of an Augustinian priority.

Once inside the gates, the visitor interested in architectural history is overwhelmed by what is practically an encyclopedia of the Georgian style. Immediately to the right is the Trinity College Chapel, built in 1798 following plans made in the 1770s by Sir William Chambers. The Chapel, originally exclusively Anglican, is now properly multi-denominational.

The College Dining Hall is not your typical university café! Its classic Georgian façade was designed by the master from Germany, Richard Cassels (1690-1751). The building was carefully reconstructed following a devastating fire in 1984. It's still used as a dining hall today (2013) - and it's open to the public. Check it out! I had a nice inexpensive meal here on my visit.

The Printing House was also designed by Cassels. This small Doric temple is said to have been one of his first independent commissions in Dublin. Cassels was also the architect responsible for the Rotunda Hospital on the north side of the river.

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yooperprof
Jul 15, 2013

One of the great seats of learning

I guess that I have been hearing about Trinity College for many years and what I was hearing was that this is truly one very highly regarded university indeed. Just being on campus was a little daunting to me. It is a truly majestic establishment in a very genteel setting. I really felt privileged to be there and I later found out that the Mission Statement of Trinity College says it all. This from the tcd website:

"Mission

Trinity College builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where staff and students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

The College is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, to the enhancement of the learning experience of each of its students and to an inclusive College community with equality of access for all. The College will continue to disseminate its knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the City of Dublin, the country and the international community."

What more can I say?

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Maryimelda
Jun 19, 2013

Trinity College in Dublin

This area of Dublin is a very busy and hectic place to be in. Considering the bad pavements which are small/tiny and crowds around maybe not the friendliest place Dublin. Founded in 1592 by letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I as the "mother of a university", it was modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, but unlike these only one college was established; as such, the designations "Trinity College, Dublin" and "University of Dublin" are usually synonymous for practical purposes. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, and is Ireland's oldest university.

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Apr 22, 2012

Things to Do Near Trinity College

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Book of Kells @ Trinity College

Considered one of Dublin’s most cherished treasures, the Book of Kells housed in Trinity College’s Old Library is an especially well preserved, and rare manuscript written in Latin and dating from...
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National Library of Ireland

We made a visit to the National Library. There were two entrances and we made a visit to the WWI exhibition and then moved to the main library and explored the Irish family history records. The staff...
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Molly Malone Statue

Molly malone is a character in a famous Irish folk song, In this song Malone is a fish hawker. The statute which sits on Grafton street just outside Trinity University was unveiled in 1988 for the...
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Literary Pub Crawl

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl is a wonderful experience if you want to know more about the Irish and the Music that goes with it. The pub crawl is 12 euro per person. Two musician's take you on the tour...
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Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

Historical Walking Tour is very good tour to get aquainted with Irish history. It is guided by history graduates of Trinity College, therefore, it is very difficult to get better guide for such kind...
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Leinster House

The grand Georgian Leinster house, was originally known as Kildare House after James Fitzgerald, the Earl of Kildare, who had the house built between 1745-47. When he became the Duke of Leinster in...
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Getting to Trinity College

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College Street, Dublin 2

Hours

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday Closed

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