The most prestigious and (by some distance) the most ancient college in Dublin, Trinity
is the Alma Mater to a literary legacy that includes Jonathan Swift, Edmund Burke, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde. Many of its buildings date from as far back as the 16th
century and some, like the Campanile bell tower, make up the city’s most iconic landmarks. The college boasts the largest collection of historic manuscripts and early printed texts in Ireland, and is the repository of over 100,000 new items per annum, with an entire collection of around 5 million books.