Starting point: Tour desk at the front arch of Trinity College – groups meet an “Authenticity Tour” guide. He/She will have ID as such.
The Authenticitiy Tours “Trinity Tour” is a student-led guided walking tour of Trinity College Dublin gives you an authentic and living experience of Ireland’s oldest University. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College Dublin is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful university campuses.
The guided tour of the College lasts 35 minutes, encompasses the four major historic squares of the College, provides an insight into the history of the College, its buildings, its historic context and throws light on Ireland’s past, present and future through the story of an institution that has done much to shape it.
The guided tour gives a detailed introduction to the book of Kells, its significance and its history. It also sets in context the College’s Old Library and its Long Room, which houses 200,000 of the College’s vast collection of books.
There are several tours daily. All tours are guided in English and include the entrance to the Old Library and the Book of Kells. Tours within the following hours:
Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00
Sunday: May – September: 09.30 – 16.30
Sunday: October – April: 12.00 – 16.30
Approximately 35 minutes for the guided tour, plus 60 minutes for the visit to the Book of Kells.
It is possible for groups just to do the Guided walking tour of the campus with Authenticity Tours without the Book of Kells visit.