Trinity College In Dublin 2, Ireland

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Trinity College In Dublin 2, Ireland

Founded in 1592, Trinity is the oldest university in Ireland. It is located in the centre of Dublin and its main library is one of the largest in Europe. It is the top Irish university for research and had 1600 students enrolled in research degrees in 2007. Over 4,000 students at Trinity, out of total enrolment of around 16,000, are engaged in some form of postgraduate study.


Trinity College builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where staff and students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

The College is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, to the enhancement of the learning experience of each of its students and to an inclusive College community with equality of access for all. The College will continue to disseminate its knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the City of Dublin, the country and the international community.

Mission of the Trinity Access Programmes:

Trinity College is strongly committed to ensuring a significant increase in participation at third level of those who for social, economic and educational reasons have not yet realised their full educational potential.

The Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) are part of Trinity's contribution to tackling social exclusion, through a range of innovative, targeted initiatives for individuals who, for socio-economic reasons, have not yet realised their full educational potential.

TAP's mission is to work in partnership across the education sector and with families, communities and businesses to widen access to third level by addressing the reasons contributing to the under-representation of lower socio-economic groups and ethnic minorities at third level.

The Trinity Access Programmes:

TAP has been working since 1993 to develop a continuum of programmes for children, young adults and mature students at primary, second level and further education from socio-economic groups that are under-represented in the third level system, to help them identify and fulfil their own educational targets.

The Programmes are:

  • The Primary and Second Level School Programmes (PSLP)
  • Alternative Entry Route 1: University Preparation Courses for Young Adults and Mature Students in Trinity College Dublin.
  • Alternative Entry Route 2: University Preparation Courses in Liberal Arts: Young Adults and Mature Students, City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee (CDVEC) Colleges & Trinity College Dublin.
  • Alternative Entry Route 3: The Higher Education Access Route, Trinity College Dublin in association with other Universities and DIT
  • The Post-Entry Progression Programme (PEPP)

TAP gratefully acknowledges the support received from the Higher Education Authority, Department of Education and Science, and the European Social Fund to assist with delivery of its programmes.

TAP also works closely with Trinity Foundation to generate further support for the programmes, which has been invaluable in facilitating innovation and enhancing student supports.


Students & Staff Ranging from older traditional rooms in buildings of character to en-suite rooms in modern complexes.

Trinity College offers:

  • student on-campus and student off-campus accommodation
  • staff on-campus and staff off-campus accommodation


Coming to visit Ireland? Trinity College is located in the very heart of Ireland's capital. Residential rooms are available for visitors on our city centre campus from mid June to the end of September each year.

Official College Guests:

  • If you have been invited to Trinity College, you can view and request rooms online!


  • From simple snacks to full banquets, for corporate clients and 13,000 staff and students.


  • The ideal centre for all conferences, seminars and group visits.


  • Ensuring that Trinity College facilities meet the high standards you expect.

About the Library:

Trinity College In Dublin 2, IrelandTrinity College Library is the largest library in Ireland. Its collections of manuscripts and printed books have been built up since the end of the sixteenth century. In addition to the purchases and donations of almost four centuries, since 1801 the Library has had the right to claim all British and Irish publications under the terms of successive Copyright Acts. The bookstock is now over four million volumes and there are extensive collections of manuscripts, maps and music.

The Library has a triple rôle. As a university library it serves the needs of the College's undergraduate and postgraduate students and of the academic staff; it is also a research library of international repute, making available much rare material to scholars from all parts of the world. In addition, it provides an information service to government departments, to research organisations and to technical, industrial and commercial bodies within Ireland.