The campus of Trinity College is located right in downtown in Dublin in the heart of the tourism district and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dublin. There are a number of beautiful historic buildings on the campus and it's free to walk around and view the buildings and take pictures. If you want to learn a little more about the history of the college, consider a student-led tour. The cost of the tour is €12 and includes admission to the library and Book of Kells, so it's only an extra €2 for the tour. We had already toured the campus a bit, but found the guided tour really brought the campus to life. Our tour guide was Neil and he did a great job of telling us the history of the college. When we stopped at the statue of George Salmon, a former provost of the university, Neil told us how the conservative scholar was always opposed to allowing women to receive degrees from Trinity, but dropped his veto in 1901, which allowed women to attend. The male students are forever grateful to him. Outside Berkeley Library is Pomodoro's Sphere within a Sphere. When Neil was at Trinity, students called the sculpture the Death Star, but today, it's commonly referred to as the Golden Snitch. Neil was showing his age on this! Nearby is the Museum building. Neil told us how the flower carvings on the building represent the native flora of Ireland and the building was made with stone from various parts of Ireland, appropriate for the geology building. We really enjoyed the tour and if you're planning to visit the library anyway, it's definitely worth a couple extra euros.
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