Trinity College

Founded in 1592 by Elizabeth I, Trinity College, in Dublin is Ireland's oldest university. During its early life, Trinity was a university exclusively for the Protestant ascendency class. Roman Catholics were first admitted in 1793. In 1873 all religious tests were abolished. Women were admitted to Trinity College for the first time in 1904.
The library in Trinity College is the largest research library in Ireland contains 4.25 million books, of which the Book of Kells, the library's most famous asset.

Source : [The Irish book of Lists, Julian Ashe]
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Doors and Colors

It's not because the weather in Ireland is not very sunny that Irish people have to see the life in black, white and grey... it's actually the opposite ! The color here is very present when it comes to customise our place : proof is that my house is green, those of my neighbours are yellow, pink and white. You can't miss it while walking through the streets in every cities in Ireland, especially with the doors. It's particularly pleasant to look at all these twin houses, each with a different door color : "Come over ! I couldn't tell you the number of my house, but I live a yellow door !"

The Famine Monument

The Great Famine (Irish: An Gorta Mór lit: The Great Hunger or An Drochshaol, lit: The Bad Life) was a period of starvation, disease and mass emigration between 1845 and 1852 during which the population of Ireland was reduced by 20 to 25 percent. Approximately one million of the population died and a million more emigrated from Ireland's shores. The proximate cause of famine was a potato disease commonly known as late blight. Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland—where a third of the population was entirely dependent on the potato for food—was exacerbated by a host of political, social and economic factors which remain the subject of historical debate.

Source : [Wikipedia.org]
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Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle was the seat of Irish rule in Ireland until the Irish free State came into being in 1922. It served for some years as temporary Courts of Justice. After major refurbishments, the castle is now used as a conference center, as much as a major tourist venue.During Ireland's presidencies of the European Community/Union European Council meetings have taken place there.