foundation by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, Trinity College Dublin, the sole constituent
college of the University of Dublin has expanded steadily to the point where it now has
over nine thousand students. To house these students and provide the latest in facilities,
the college has pursued an enlightened policy of commissioning architecture from some of
the best architects in Ireland and Britain. Accordingly the college has some of the most
important building in Dublin, not just from the eighteenth century but also the nineteenth
and twentieth centuries.