The rivalry between UCD and Trinity College Dublin is long-standing in Dublin, but with UCD now located in the suburbs the banter between the two universities isn’t quite as strong as in the past. I stumbled across this great newspaper report recently, which comes from Trinity News, a student newspaper at Trinity College Dublin. The report from January 1965 is fantastic, blaming the “frustrations of life at Earlsfort Terrace” for an incident which saw UCD students taunting the other university to celebrate the end of term!
The Trinity News Archive website is a treasure trove of not alone news reports like the above but also images. This fantastic image for example shows the 1965 film Blue Max being shot on campus. The film, set during WWI, saw Trinity used as a German Army headquarters.