Trinity gets ‘Normal People bounce’ with record application numbers
University featured prominently in hit TV series based on book by Sally Rooney
Paul Mescal as Connell and Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne in Normal People. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element
Trinity College Dublin appears to have benefitted from a “Normal People bounce” after it recorded its highest number of college applicants this year.
Students have made more than 40,000 applications to study courses at Trinity through the Central Applications Office (CAO) system, an 11 per cent increase on last year.