Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Ireland: Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland’s premier university and as one of the world's leading research-intensive universities. Founded in 1592 on the general pattern of the ancient colleges at Oxford and Cambridge, it is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western Europe. Amongst the graduates are included notable people such as Oscar Wilde or 2015 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine William C. Campbell.

On the card you can see on the right The Campanile of Trinity College. It is a bell tower and one of the university's most iconic landmarks. Donated by then Archbishop of Armagh, Lord John Beresford it was designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, sculpted by Thomas Kirk and finished in 1853.

Stamps (from the left):
Wild Flowers - Issued: 12-04-2005
2x Wild Flowers - Issued: 03-03-2008
The 400th Anniversary of the Battle of the Counts and the End of Gaelic Aristocracy (from a set of two) - Issued: 23-02-2007

Many thanks to Ann for this card!

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