Trinity College

As we make our way towards Trinity College we will pass by the James Joyce Statue and alongside the River Liffey. Here we will sing ‘The Ferryman’ a monologue by a former pilot of a ferry on the river to his wife.

Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1. Originally established outside the city walls of Dublin in the buildings of the dissolved Augustinian Priory of All Hallows, Trinity College was set up in part to consolidate the rule of the Tudor monarchy in Ireland, and it was seen as the university of the Protestant Ascendancy for much of its history. Catholics finally admitted in 1793. It sits on 47 acres. The library contains about 6.2 million books and significant collections of manuscripts, maps, and printed music including the Book of Kells.