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Provost’s House, Trinity College Dublin

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Provost’s House, Trinity College Dublin

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Friday 13 October

The Provost's house, a Palladian mansion, was built in 1759 for the purpose of providing a residence for the Provost of Trinity College Dublin and his family, and has continued to provide this function for over 250 years. The current Provost is the 24th Provost to reside in the house for his term of office. Externally the house is similar to that built by Lord Burlington in London in the 1830s. It is a solid Palladian design with a central Venetian window and doric pilasters. The house possesses one of the most elaborately-decorated interiors of its period.

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. This tour is not suitable for children. Photography is not allowed on this tour.

Designed by: John Smyth
Building Date: 1759

Booking Lottery

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Winners will be notified of their tour details ahead of the Open House Dublin weekend. Most of the Open House Dublin tours are operated on a First Come, First Served basis. So if you missed out on this lottery, make sure to check out the rest of the programme!

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