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Schols, the Hist, and sixty letters: Ed Burke at Trinity

Now one of Trinity’s most renowned alumni, who was Ed Burke as just another student walking these very cobblestones?

As you walk through Front Gate, you may notice the bronze statue of Edmund Burke standing tall, erected in 1868 by the sculptor John H Foley. From John Joly to Mary Robinson, many have attended Trinity and gone on to


Scholarships, Classics and The Phil: Oscar Wilde at Trinity

Trinity has had many notable alumni pass through its grounds, but who were they when they were students and what did they actually get up to? In the case of Oscar Wilde, these are some of the questions Mary Hartnett sought to answer


Since it was founded in 1592, Trinity College has seen its fair share of notable individuals pass through Front Arch. As students, they roamed the corridors of the Museum Building, climbed the stairs of the GMB and practiced their shot

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Case File: Reopened Rubrics Shooting

Many students have caught whisper of some of Trinity’s most intriguing historical tales – but what are the facts? This week, Seana Davis explores what really occurred on the night of the Rubrics shooting of 1734.


After midnight on 7 March, 1934, the Front Gate porter was attacked by a mob in white clothing. A surprised Ford was bombarded by a mob of hooligans who began throwing stones at his window.In retaliation, Ford took a pistol