Trinity College Dublin

constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is the oldest university in Ireland. It was started in 1592.[2]

Trinity College Dublin
Collegium Sanctae Individuae Trinitatis
Perpetuis futuris temporibus duraturam (Latin)[1]
Motto in English
It will last into endless future times[1]
Established3 March 1592; 432 years ago (1592-03-03)
FounderQueen Elizabeth I

53°20′40″N 6°15′28″W / 53.3444°N 6.2577°W / 53.3444; -6.2577



TCD was started at the command of Elizabeth I in 1592,[2] using a building of God.[3]

After 1873 those not in the Anglican denomination were allowed to be at TCD.[2] Women were not allowed until 1904.[4]



TCD is near the centre of Dublin in an area of 40 acres (0.16 km2).[5]

TCD has many of Dublin's buildings that were created in the 1700s.[6]

The TCD library was finished 1732 but had begun some years earlier.[7] In is famous for its books. It has the Book of Kells.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Speech at Vietnam National University: Entrepreneurship-Innovation-Research: the education mission at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin". Archived from the original on 22 October 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "University of Dublin | university, Dublin, Ireland | Britannica". Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  3. Will Fulford-Jones (1999). Time Out Dublin (2nd ed.). London: Penguin Group. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-14-028173-6. OCLC 1036877540. OL 7352180M. Wikidata Q115206271.
  4. "Women's hour: Trinity set to elect a female provost for the first time". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  5. Fullford-Jones (1999). p. 30
  6. Fullford-Jones (1999). p. 39
  7. British Association for the Advancement of Science (1908), Handbook to the city of Dublin and the surrounding district., Dublin: Dublin University Press, p. 292, OCLC 644451769, OL 13505672M, Wikidata Q115258660