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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: 353-1-608-2011

Location - Dublin

On the eastern seaboard, Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is the largest city with a population of over one million. Cosmopolitan in its origins, Dublin -- Baile Atha Cliath in Irish -- arose orginally from a Viking settlement in the 10th century, Dublin today is well known for its public gardens and parks, for its Georgian architecture, for its theatres, lively music sessions and, above all, for its rich cultural and social life.

The University

Trinity College, the single constituent college of the University of Dublin, was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, and so celebrated its Quatercentenary in 1992. It is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western Europe. For most purposes, from a student perspective, the two names are interchangeable. Based on the general pattern of the ancient colleges at Oxford and Cambridge, Trinity is larger, with a main campus extending over 40 acres in a unique site in the heart of the city. The University Library is one of the largest in Europe, with a bookstock of over four million volumes. Along with only five other libraries in the world, it enjoys the privilege of receiving all Irish and UK copyright material. It is also the repository for the celebrated Book of Kells. The University has 14,500 students in five faculties:

  • Arts (Letters)
  • Arts (Humanities)
  • Business, Economics & Social Studies
  • Engineering & Systems Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Science

One-Year Masters Programs

For those who wish to concentrate full-time on achieving a taught postgraduate qualification within a limited period of time, Trinity College Dublin offers a range of one-year Masters courses.

Introducing the Lir - Mitchell Scholarship applicants eligible for MFA in Playwriting, Stage Design and Theater Directing



Veronica Campbell, Trinity's Dean of Graduate Studies, made a presentation at the US-Ireland Alliance's day on Irish/NI universities at the NAFA conference in Chicago in July 2011. View the Dean's presentation on Trinity (PDF).

Nicholas Johnson (MS '05) speaks about Trinity College Dublin