Trinity College Dublin
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The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson.
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Neighborhood: South City Centre
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  • Abbey St • 8 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Green • 9 min walk
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JHMTTL
Woodbine, MD1,583 contributions
Jun 2022
My wife and I took a guided tour around Trinity College. We were impressed with it's history and future plans. I was very surprised how inexpensive it is for foreign students to attend Trinity College.
Written November 26, 2022
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Christelle S
15 contributions
Nov 2022
I enjoyed going on the tour and experiencing the history of Trinity, and comparing its architecture and style to my home university.
Written November 26, 2022
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Jim A
Portland, ME1,267 contributions
Oct 2022
We came to Trinty to see the Book of Kells which is on site at their amazing Library. The college itself was in session, but we were able to walk around a bit. A combination of construction, old buildings and new buildings make it a mish mash of a campus.
The old part is really beautiful. The modern doesn't fit in well.
Written November 19, 2022
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JQcreations
Rethymnon, Greece321 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This a review for the Trinity College and NOT the old room with the book of Kells. It's nice to stroll around the premises of the College but it's nothing special especially if one has been in the University education process when he was young. Go if you have nothing else to do.
Written November 18, 2022
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Per S
Sweden1 contribution
Nov 2022
Library an book of Kells:
if you have not made a reservation in advance, you have to stand outdoors and try to fill in an application on your own phone, before you may come indoors. this time it was only cold and windy, luckily no rain.
Written November 17, 2022
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Kateryna K
14 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
It was such great experience! The tour around the grounds of Trinity College was amazing, our guide was a 3rd Yr student of Trinity, who was so witty, funny, knowledgeable and passionate - it was an absolute pleasure to listen to him. The Book of Kells itself and the Old Library were not guided but breathtaking althesame.
Written November 14, 2022
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,588 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Walking around Trinity College was enjoyable as the area is a hive of activity with lots of people visiting the Book of Kells exhibition and other going about their academic pursuits. The grounds are well cared for and the buildings are pleasing. You can also find quieter places to sit and relax.
Written November 12, 2022
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Patricia M
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Sep 2022 • Couples
Was disappointed with this no guides nor audio sets to give information. Too many people crammed in, just wandering around. Had done several tours in Dublin which were very informative but in Trinity we were largely left wondering!
Written November 12, 2022
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shawnamc2017
6 contributions
Oct 2022
The queue is long but the history and beauty of the library and the Book of Kells is worth the wait. I wish I could have explored the library more.
Written November 12, 2022
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Lella Erludóttir
23 contributions
Oct 2022
Beautiful buildings and a lovely walking path in the gardens. They day we visited was graduation day and that added an extra touch to our visit.
Written November 11, 2022
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