Trinity College is located close to Dublin city center, on the south side of the River Liffey. The University was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592 and built on the site of the former Priory of All Hallows.
King Henry VIII gave All Hallows priory to the Mayor, bailiffs & citizens of Dublin and their descendants for support during the rebellion of Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare in July 1534, also known as the " Silken Thomas" rebellion.|
During the 1916 uprising field artillery was positioned in Trinity College by British forces and shelled rebel positions at Bolands Mills & O'Connell Street.
College Green entrance to Trinity College, 1997 Dublin photo.
Trinity College is also home of the historic Book Of Kells, containing the four Gospels in Latin and dating from c800AD.
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Antique street scene at College Green & entrance to Trinity College, 1895 photo by W.Lawrence.
Dublin 1925 image of An electric tram, motorists & hackney carriage on College Green with Trinity College in background.
Night view of main entrance on College Green, Dublin. The statue of Edmund Burke is to the left of above photograph. Some of Burke's famous quotations include - "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." and " Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.".
View of historic building on Trinity College campus, some of which date back to the 17th century. Many have been featured as movie location shoots for films in Ireland. Including the Blue Max & "Educating Rita" starring Michael Caine.
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Trinity College by night.