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Overnight stay

An overnight stay at Trinity College Dublin allows you to fully immerse yourself in Ireland’s oldest university, and to experience it from a unique perspective – as a resident.

Stay overnight at Trinity College

With a choice of accommodation options, whether you are a solo traveller or a family group, whether you are with us for one night or more, you’ll create unforgettable memories when you stay with us here at Trinity College Dublin.

Not only will you discover our campus and all its history and treasures, you will also have the perfect base, at the very heart of Dublin, to enjoy the best of culture, food and nightlife that our capital city has to offer.

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Visit the Book of Kells and Old Library

Trinity Library

Check in and begin your stay by exploring our 47-acre campus and historic buildings on a guided walking tour.

Next, head to the Old Library to marvel at the intricate artwork in the Book of Kells. Be sure to download our audio guide, to learn about the history and heritage of the world’s most famous medieval manuscript, before witnessing the monumental Old Library Redevelopment Project.

For the first time in over 400 years, our team of librarians and conservationists are carefully removing over 200,000 books from the Long Room Library shelves, as the collection and this building are preserved and protected for generations to come.

Book tickets

Shop for a souvenir

Our gift shop has a wonderful range of gifts and beautiful Irish crafts, so take the time to have a look around, and perhaps pick up a souvenir to remind you of your visit to Trinity.

Browse Gift Shop

Eat on campus

By now you might be feeling a little hungry. If you’re visiting during term time you can have a truly authentic experience by having some lunch in Trinity’s ancient Dining Hall. You’ll sit shoulder to shoulder with our students, as stunning portraits of our university chancellors gaze down on you from the beautiful wood panelled walls.

If you have time, you can book a 2 or 3 course meal in ‘The 1592’, where you can savour the best in Irish food, or if the sun is shining, grab a coffee, a sandwich or a scone in Perch Café, and enjoy them in one of our squares, or while watching a cricket match during the summer months.

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Explore at your own pace

Then take advantage of our unique setting in the very heart of Dublin city, by exploring what’s on our doorstep. From galleries to museums, restaurants to cafés, pubs and nightlife, there is so much to discover before you return to enjoy the peace and quiet of the campus at night.

The next day, allow some of our staff and students to reveal their favourite stories by downloading our Trinity Trails Tour and explore this special place at your own pace as their voices guide you around the campus.

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