Front Gate

Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

The main entrance to Trinity College was built in the 1870s to replace the 1759 original and was completely refurbished in 2014.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green attractions

1. Edmund Burke Statue

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This bronze statue of Anglo-Irish statesman and orator Edmund Burke (1729–97) was the work of sculptor John Henry Foley and erected in 1868. Burke…

2. Oliver Goldsmith Statue

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Imposing statue of Anglo-Irish novelist and playwright Oliver Goldsmith (1728–74), who wrote The Vicar of Wakefield.

4. Irish Whiskey Museum

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If you’d like to learn a little more about one of Ireland’s most famous tipples, spend an hour here. You’ll find out why the Irish call it uisce beatha …

5. Chapel

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Clockwise round Front Sq from the Front Gate, the first building is the chapel, built in 1798 to plans made in 1787 by the architect Sir William Chambers …

6. Examination Hall

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

7. Bank of Ireland

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A sweeping Palladian pile occupying one side of College Green, this magnificent building was the Irish Parliament House until 1801 and was the first…

8. 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…