The Clarence Hotel near Temple Bar is ideally located just a short stroll from Trinity College. Trinity College Dublin is often voted as a top visiting spot when you visit Dublin City. Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is an absolute must when sightseeing around Dublin. The Old Library, within the grounds is home to one of the world’s most famous books, The Book of Kells. The Book of Kells was written around the year 800. The famous and historic gospel manuscript is on display in the library for you to view. Take the 35 minute tour (no need to book in advance) to explore the 4 major quads and to learn about the history of this stunning and world famous university.