Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland.
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, the College is in an enviable position in the very heart of Ireland's capital.
Trinity College on its 40-acre site retains some of its ancient seclusion of cobbled squares, gardens and parks.
The College is famed for the great treasures. These include the Book of Kells, a 9th century illuminated manuscript, the Books of Durrow and Armagh and an early Irish harp. These are displayed in the Treasury and the Long Room which houses over 200,000 of Trinity's oldest books.
The Book of Kells Turning Darkness into Light explains the background of the story famous gospel manuscript and other related manuscripts.
Temporary exhibitions in the Long Room display the rich holdings of the library and encourage research.
Treasures in the Long Room include one of the few remaining copies of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic which was read outside the General Post Office on 24 April 1916 by Patrick Pearse at the start of the Easter Rising. The harp is the oldest of its kind in Ireland and probably dates from the 15th century. It is made of oak and willow with 29 brass strings. It is the model for the emblem of Ireland.