I'm not really arsed going into specifics, but meh...
Course: History in TCD
Points: When I applied you needed 450, think its down from that now.
Course Overview: First of all you need to really love what your doing. In first and second year its easy to blag a pass with just a rudimentary knowledge of what your doing but I'd reccomend picking up a few good books and reading them through the year. 3rd and 4th year involves a lot of reading. Luckily I do this on my accord and don't particularly mind. First and second year I was a bit childish and did very little reading. Very ignorant on historical writing really, relied on Wikipedia. I'm in 3rd year now. Once you really begin to tackle the major historians in the fields you are studying everything falls into place unlike you might ever have thought before. Essays aren't particularly difficult though it took me a while to really get the knack of analysis. I used to toss around with narrative. Again, this was due to a chronic lack of reading but you do get the hang of it pretty soon.
I guess my top tip is to read, read, read. When you think you've read enough, read more. Its really as simple as that in history.
Personal mark: Since I love history, I love history. Its really the only way to gauge it. Very few stick it out in Trinity since most do it as part of a joint degree with another discipline. I did single honour history from the start. My only bit of advice is not to do history unless you are interested in the past. If your not, go to UCD Arts and try to figure yourself out!