Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 2
A prominent Georgian-style building, built in 1770, which houses the prestigious Royal Irish Academy. This is a learned institution, founded in 1785.to promote scientific and historic research. In 1932, one of its members, Ernest Walton, in association with his mentor Ernest Rutherford and colleague John Cockcroft, was the first person to artificially split the atom using accelerated protons fired at lithium metal.
The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hEireann is an all-Ireland,
independent, academic body that promotes study and excellence in the
sciences, humanities and social sciences. It is the principal learned
society in Ireland and has over 420 members who are elected in
recognition of their academic achievements.
Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.
Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.