1937 Reading Room

Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

This classically inspired building is a private reading library for postgraduate students. It was originally designed by Sir Thomas Manly Deane (1851–1933), son of Thomas Deane (who designed both the National Library and original National Museum buildings), but was completed by Richard Orpen (1863–1938) – brother of well-known artist William – in 1937.

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1. Examination Hall

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Trinity College's main exam hall was designed by William Chambers in 1785.

2. WEH Lecky Statue

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Besides having a library on campus named after him, historian, political thinker and Trinity alum William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838–1903) has been…

3. Old Library & Book of Kells

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Trinity's greatest treasures are found within the Old Library and the incredible Long Room is one of the most photographed rooms in Dublin, for good…

4. Campanile

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The 30m-high Campanile, designed by Charles Lanyon and erected from 1852 to 1853 on what was believed to be the centre of the monastery that preceded the…

5. Douglas Hyde Gallery of Modern Art

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One of Dublin's best contemporary art galleries, the Douglas Hyde is tucked away in the Arts & Social Science Building of the Trinity College campus. Its…

6. Provost's House

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This five-bay, two-storey Palladian house was built in 1759 for the then-provost (president) of Trinity College, Francis Andrews. It has served as the…

7. Trinity College

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Trinity College Dublin is Ireland's most prestigious university, a collection of elegant Georgian and Victorian buildings, cobbled squares and nature…

8. George Salmon Statue

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One of Trinity College's most prominent statues is that of mathematician and theologian George Salmon (1819–1904), who also served as provost of the…