Trinity College Dublin proudly announces details of an exciting initiative which will celebrate the university’s rich connection with the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the remarkable contributions made by Trinity students, staff, and graduates. From a Trinity Olympic exhibition, light projection and an Olympic themed sports day, Trinity invites the community to join in the celebrations leading up to Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  

Save the Date:  

Trinity Olympic and Paralympic exhibition: 

Date: 18-19 April, 10am - 4pm each day 

Location: Exam Hall, Front Square 

As we count down 100 days until the opening of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, Trinity is delighted to announce the launch of a Trinity Olympic and Paralympic Exhibition, taking place on April 18th and 19th in the Exam Hall, Trinity College Dublin. This exhibition will offer a unique opportunity to delve into the captivating stories of our Olympians and Paralympians, such as Maeve Kyle, who made history as the first woman to compete for Ireland in 1956, and Oliver St. John Gogarty who won a bronze medal in mixed literature in 1924 with his ‘Ode to the Tailteann Games’ in iambic-metre dash! Attendees will also have the privilege of viewing cherished Trinity Olympian memorabilia and getting up close to the iconic London 2012 Olympic torch. The exhibition will take place from 10am – 4pm each, admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.  

Trinity Olympic light projection:  

Date: 17-18 April from 8:30pm  

Location: College Green, Trinity College Dublin  

To mark the 100-day countdown to Paris 2024 on April 17th and 18th, Trinity College Dublin front façade at College Green will illuminate in the vibrant colours of the Olympic rings and ‘Team Ireland’ emblem.  

Olympic themed sports day:  

Date: 17th April from 12pm – 2pm  

Location: College Park, outside the Pavilion 

An Olympic themed sports day will take place on Wednesday, April 17th, from 12pm – 2pm on College Park, outside the Pavilion bar. This event aims to encourage and inspire all Trinity students and staff to actively participate in sport in an inclusive, non-competitive, and friendly environment. The Olympic themed sports day is free to attend, just turn up on the day. 

Professor Richard Porter, Dean of Students, Trinity College Dublin commented, “Trinity is very proud of its Olympians, Paralympians and all those within Trinity who have helped contribute to the success of those Olympians and Paralympians. The Olympics brings out the best in human endeavour and instils a long-lasting sense of achievement and enjoyment to competitors and spectators alike. We hope through our ‘Olympic themed sports day’ and other planned events, to embrace all those wanting to share in the excitement of the Olympics.”  

Michelle Tanner, Director of Sport, and Physical Activity, commented, “The Olympic Games inspires individuals of all backgrounds to pursue excellence and embrace the joy of sport. Through our commemorative events, Trinity reaffirms its commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and sporting excellence. Our Olympic themed sports day reflects Trinity’s dedication to creating welcoming opportunities for students to engage in physical activity and foster lifelong habits of health and wellness.”  

If you have ideas about other ways to celebrate Trinity’s connection with the Olympics (talks, research, etc.), please share these with us by emailing Please join us as we count down the days to Paris 2024 and be part of Trinity’s Olympic history celebrations.