‘The Trinity Year – A Portrait of Trinity College Dublin’ launched

Posted on: 27 May 2009

The Trinity Year – A Portrait of Trinity College Dublin, a celebration of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s oldest university was launched on Monday, May 25th last in the Long Room, Trinity College.  In a compilation of text and pictures by author, Fergus Mulligan and photographer, John Jordan, the book follows the academic year, reflecting the students’ experience as the facets of College life unfold – from the ebullience of Freshers’ week through all the activities of learning and leisure until examination and graduation.

The book illustrates the interaction between teacher and student as minds are opened and disciplines learned.  It follows the students in the lecture halls and laboratories, on the sports field, stage, debating and learning.  The reader is also introduced to the fascinations of the wide range of research activities from the sciences to the humanities.

TCD Librarian and College Archivist, Robin Adams, Fergus Mulligan, Michael Gill and John Jordan.

Beginning with a short historical introduction, it incorporates all aspects of Trinity College Dublin, from the rigours of academic life to the major contributions it makes to the wider community, nationally and internationally. The books reveals many of the characters, traditions and hidden aspects of life which have developed in the 400 years of Trinity history.  It also shows the great variety of architecture and the workings of the largest library in Ireland as well as colourful events such as graduations and formal receptions.

Throughout the book, a rounded and spontaneous picture of College life is presented with emphasis on the unexpected, the unusual, the unseen and the surprising.

The Trinity Year – A Portrait of Trinity College Dublin is published by Gill & Macmillan and is available to purchase in TCD’s Library Shop.