Trinity College & The Book of Kells - 25 mins from Red Cow Moran Hotel
Trinity College is one of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions, situated in the heart of Dublin city centre. Thousands of tourists visit the historic university every year.
The University of Dublin, Trinity College was founded in 1592. It magnificent Old Library building was constructed in the 18th century and inside is housed the Book of Kells, a 9th century gospel manuscript which is famous worldwide. The manuscript contains the four Gospels in Latin written on vellum (prepared calfskin), it is celebrated for its lavish decoration. It has been on display in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin from the mid 19th century, and attracts over 500,000 visitors a year.
There are numerous more attractions for visitors at Trinity College such as:
- The Douglas Hyde Gallery at the Nassau Street entrance of the College displays Irish and International contemporary art.
- The Samuel Beckett Theatre is the campus theatre of the Department of Drama.
- The Science Gallery is a world first. A new type of venue where today’s white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say.
The Red Cow Moran Hotel is the perfect base for your Dublin break with all the main tourist attractions easily accessible by public transport. Take bus 13 from the Dublin bus stop across from the hotel and it will take you right to Trinity College.