You can't go to Dublin without visiting Trinity College, and Luke and I spent an afternoon there. Although I don't normally employ the "Read More" feature, it will be on this one just because it is so incredibly image heavy!
Trinity College Dublin is the most renowned and oldest in all of Ireland. It was originally founded by the British in 1592, using the models of Oxford and Cambridge. This gorgeous university houses not only beautiful architecture, but also a jaw-dropping library and the original Book of Kells, the world famous illuminate manuscript of the Gospels in intricate Celtic design.
Here are some snaps of our time there (mind you photography was not allowed in the Book of Kells exhibit :( ):
The dining hall.
In front of the dining hall.
One of the first maple trees in all of Ireland. During the mass exodus of immigration of Irish to America and Canada, many people used to congregate there to feel "closer" to their relatives who had left.
Bell Tower on campus
The old library that houses all of the older manuscripts and the Book of Kells. The students use a newer one behind it.
The old stacks, which reminded me of Beauty and the Beast.
The scope of the old library. I couldn't get my ISO settings right on this one as no flash was allowed, so it isn't the best. Apologies!
Cicero Bust, one of many that line the library. I'm not particularly fond of Cicero, this photo just came out the best!
One of the many books housed by Trinity College. Trinity gets every single book published in the UK and Ireland, but it isn't all housed on location.
Hope you enjoyed it!