One of Dublin’s most iconic images but don’t pass through when the bells toll!

Trinity College Campanile is located in Trinity University in Dublin City. It stands nearly 100 foot tall, was built in 1853 to the designs of the famous Belfast architect Sir Charles Lanyon and has become one of Dublin most iconic images. Lanyon’s other works include Queens University Belfast, Botanical Gardens Belfast and Scrabo Tower in Newtownabbey. The campanile is a cylindrical chamber encircled by Corinthian columns and the 4 figures at it’s base represent divinity, science, medicine and law. It was erected on what was believed to be the centre of the original monastery that preceded the college. Superstition says that students who pass beneath it when the bells toll will fail their exams!