Christmas greetings – Trinity holiday closure arrangements

Posted on: 20 December 2021

Trinity College Dublin will be closed from the end of business hours on Thursday December 23rd to the start of normal business hours on Tuesday January 4th 2022.

The following closure arrangements will apply:

Library & study spaces – Christmas and New Year period

Before your visit to the library, please check the website for the most up to date opening hours. 

20 – 23 December inclusive

Libraries will operate shorter ‘out of term’ hours in the week running into the Christmas closure period. The Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher (BLU), Hamilton (HAM) and John Stearne Medical libraries will close at 5pm. Kinsella Hall and 1937 Reading Room will close at 10pm.

24 December – 3 January inclusive (Christmas Closure)

  • Kinsella Hall Library (First Floor) and 1937 Reading Room will open 10am-6pm on 27, 28, 29, 30 December 2021 and 2, 3 January 2022.

4 January 2022 – Reopening

Libraries, the 1937 Reading Room, Computer Rooms and JCR spaces will reopen and follow normal term-time opening hours. Stewarding as before Christmas of these spaces will continue until 21 January where it will be reviewed. This will help College staff and students safely navigate through a period of heightened assignment activity, Junior Fresh and Scholar examinations.




Christmas and New Year Gate Operations for 2021 / 2022 

Front Gate  

  • 24th December – CLOSES AT 18:00
  • 25th & 26th December – CLOSED 
  • 27th December to 30th December  07:00 to 00:00 (Weekdays); 08:00 to 18:00 (Weekends / Bank Holidays)  
  • 31st December – CLOSES AT 18:00 
  • 1st January 2022 return to normal – 07:00 to 00:00 (Weekdays); 08:00 to 18:00 (Weekends / Bank Holidays)  
  • Outside of hours access. 


Arts Building/Nassau Street Entrance  

  • 24th December – CLOSES AT 18:00  
  • 25th December until 4th January 2022  CLOSED 
  • 4th January 2022 return to normal. 
  • 07:00 to 22:30 (Weekdays) 
  • 08:00 to 00:00 (Saturday) 
  • 09:30 to 00:00 (Sunday / Bank Holidays) 


Lincoln Place Entrance  

  • 24th December – CLOSES AT 18:00 
  • 25th & 26th December – CLOSED 
  • 27th December to 30th December  
  • 07:00 to 00:00   
  • 31st December – CLOSES AT 18:00 
  • 1st January 2022 until 4th January 2022 07:00 to 00:00   
  • 4th January 2022 return to normal 05:30 to 00:00 


Pearse Street Gate West Entrance (Opposite the Garda Station) 

  • Closed due to Printing House Square works.  


Pearse Street Gate West (Pedestrian Entrance)  

  • 24th December – CLOSES AT 18:00 until 4th January 2022 


Nassau Street (Pedestrian Entrance)  

  • 24th December – CLOSES AT 18:00 until 4th January 2022 


Moyne Institute (Pedestrian Entrance)  

  • 24th December – CLOSES AT 18:00 until 4th January 2022 


Science Gallery Gate  

  • 24th December – CLOSES AT 18:00  
  • 25th December until 28th December 
  • 28th December until 31st December 
  • 10:00 to 18:00 
  • 1st January 2022 until the 4th January 2022 

Security Advice 

Ensure that all items of value are secured and out of sight, particularly in the case of ground floor offices and facilities. ?Petty cash boxes and small portable items such as laptops, cameras etc. should be securely stored in office safes and steel presses. ?Do not leave the keys containing such items in desk drawers or anywhere else in the office. 

Ensure that all (external) door and window locking devices are in working order; if maintenance is required on these devices report it to Estates & Facilities Service Centre without delay.  

Check all offices / rooms and other facilities for security and / or other hazards prior to securing the building. Make sure that all external doors (including fire doors, if building is unoccupied on the day in question) and windows are properly secured before departing for the Christmas period. 

Particular attention should be paid to securing ground floor doors and windows on the College perimeter i.e. Pearse St, Westland Row and Lincoln Place/South Leinster St., also 8 Westland Square, the building group at College Green/Foster Place, School of Nursing, DOlier St. Clare Street, Fenian Street and the Trinity Centres for Health Sciences in St. James’ Hospital and AMNCH in Tallaght.  

Mail Office 

The mail room will be closed for receipt of mail from 14:00 on the 23rd of December 2021until 08:00 on the 4th January 2022. The first mail delivery will commence on the 5th of January 2022.  

Health & Safety  

If access is required over the holiday, please use Safe Zone to allow you to get help in the event of an emergency, in line with the College’s Lone Working Policy. 



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