This community contains research theses submitted by graduates of Trinity College Dublin.

In 2016 the Library embarked on a large digitisation project of PhD theses (selected from date range 2000-2015) and will be uploading more than 2,000 as open access e-theses later in 2016.

Graduates if you wish for your thesis to be included in TARA, First check if your thesis has been selected for scanning in 2016. If you are not on the 2016 scan list but would like to contribute a pdf copy of your thesis, we would love to hear from you!

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From September 2016 onwards an eTheses submission system will be implemented College-wide for all Schools and all research theses.

TARA (Trinity's Access to Research Archive) has a robust takedown policy. If you have concerns about having your thesis available on the Internet

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Recent Submissions

  • Synthesis of chemical probes targeting membrane proteins 

    REID, GERARD (Trinity College Dublin. School of Biochemistry & Immunology. Discipline of Biochemistry, 2019)
    Membrane proteins carry out important physiological functions, including roles as enzymes and receptors, and are the targets for 50% of current drugs on the market,1 indicating their pharmacological importance. Knowledge ...
  • On the Reactivity of Graphene and MoS2 and the Preparation of their Heterostructures 

    MCGLYNN, CIARA (Trinity College Dublin. School of Chemistry. Discipline of Chemistry, 2019)
    Graphene and MoS2 are two of the most popular materials in an ever widening range of two dimensional nanosheets that possess valuable and novel properties. It is not a case of if, but when, they become commonplace as ...
  • Fires in Rome: The ancient city as a fire regime 

    DESMOND, MARGARET MARY (Trinity College Dublin. School of Histories & Humanities. Discipline of Classics, 2019)
    This thesis has undertaken two main complementary lines of research: firstly, it has looked afresh at the evidence for urban fires in Rome as presented by the written sources and, secondly, it has reimagined the city as ...
  • The Choral Foundation of the Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle, 1814?1922 

    O'SHEA, DAVID MICHAEL (Trinity College Dublin. School of Creative Arts. Discipline of Music, 2019)
    The Chapel Royal of Dublin Castle, the household chapel of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was opened for worship on Christmas Day 1814. It was established in imitation of the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace, London, and ...
  • Enhanced Typing and Tracking of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-Susceptible S. aureus in Irish Hospitals using Whole-Genome Sequencing 

    EARLS, MEGAN ROONEY (Trinity College Dublin. School of Dental Sciences. Discipline of Dental Science, 2019)
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are a major cause of healthcare-associated and community-associated infection worldwide, with many clones having achieved pandemic status. The development of high-throughput ...

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