Sphere Within Sphere

Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green

The distinctive globe-shaped sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro was donated to Trinity College in 1992 and positioned in the raised square by the entrance to the Berkeley Library. It's one of several versions also on display in Rome, Tel Aviv, Tehran and various cities throughout the United States.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Grafton Street & St Stephen's Green attractions

1. Berkeley Library

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Paul Koralek’s 1967 solid, square, Brutalist-style building hasn't been as vilified as other examples of the style throughout the city, but it took some…

2. 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…

3. Rubrics Building

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Trinity College's oldest existing building dates from around 1700. It was originally part of a quadrangle of similar buildings designed to enclose New Sq,…

4. Arts & Social Science Building

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The 1978 Arts & Social Science Building backs on to Nassau St and forms an alternative entrance to the college. It was designed by Paul Koralek in the…

5. 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…

6. 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…

7. 1937 Reading Room

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This classically inspired building is a private reading library for postgraduate students. It was originally designed by Sir Thomas Manly Deane (1851–1933…

8. 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…