The campus is nearly like a timeline joining our past scholarly traditions to the rapidly growing dynamism of our future. It spans the extensive grounds and nineteenth century buildings on the South Campus to the modern complex spaces on the North Campus with the Library right at its heart. 

Located in the university town of Maynooth, we are just 25km from the centre of Dublin. 

Our facilities contribute to the well-rounded Maynooth Education we offer including lots of learning spaces, social spaces and to the spaces we are building for our future. We have also worked hard to adapt our beautiful campus so we are #PlayingOurPart to keep you safe and learning during the ongoing pandemic. 

The Library

If information is at the heart of every degree, the Library is both at the heart of the campus and your studies. We can offer you access to over 850,000 ebooks, 95,000 ejournals, 300 databases and over 460,000 print publications.

We have a wide range of study and social facilities:

  • Various types of study spaces
  • Laptop lending
  • 200+ PCs
  • Wifi on eduroam (you can use your account at any university)
  • Group study rooms
  • AV facilities
  • Energy pods
  • Large exhibition space (from projects to artwork to music)
  • Starbucks Café

The Library building itself is eco-friendly with a seeded roof and a range of technologies that minimise its impact on the environment. Library staff are always there to help, in person or via Library Chat or email.

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“Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts – a modern, dynamic, rapidly growing institution grounded in academic strengths and scholarly traditions.”

The Maynooth Bachelor of Arts Degree MH101 has been the most popular CAO course for a number of years, receiving most 1st preference applications!


Sports, Clubs and Societies

There are currently over 100 clubs and societies – something for everyone, no matter who you are or what your tastes, there will be a club/society to suit you. From developing existing skills, trying something different and making new friends, joining a club or society is one of the best things you can do. 

Clubs and Societies are student run and are a vital part of the student experience here in Maynooth University.

Our facilities include:

  • Sports halls
  • Fitness centre
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Weights room
  • Changing rooms
  • Natural turf playing fields
  • Floodlit all-weather playing pitch

The sports halls host badminton, basketball, fencing, karate and archery. Weekly aerobics and circuit training sessions also take place in the sports halls. The outdoor playing fields cater for Gaelic football, hurling, soccer, camogie and rugby. The nearby River Liffey plays host to the canoe and kayak club.

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Cafés and Dining

Cafés and Dining at Maynooth University

We have loads of social spaces on campus to enjoy some food or a coffee in between classes or to gather and work together. Since the pandemic outbreak we have put measures and processes in place to manage these spaces for the safety and enjoyment of everyone on campus. 

Cafés and Dining on Campus:

  • POP – Arts Building 
  • Urban Square – Phoenix Building
  • Coco Diablo – John Hume Building
  • Starbucks @ JP’s – The Library
  • Students’ Union Bar – North Campus
  • Pugin Hall – St. Patrick’s House on the South Campus

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New Developments

Past: Education Building

Celebrating a tradition in teacher training that goes back more than 90 years, we  opened our €14m school of education, early in 2019.

The new building provides capacity for our rapidly growing Education departments and we were honoured to have two of our distinguished alumni: Education Minister Joe McHugh and Junior Minister, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, there to mark the opening.

New Education Building

Present: New Academic Building

With over 13,000 students from more than 90 countries, we are constantly growing. As such we do what we can to invest in the futures of our student body.

We recently welcomed a Government grant of €25 million towards a new building project (total cost €57 million) to support the learning needs of the University’s rapidly growing student population.


Future: New Student Centre

Construction has started on the new Student Centre, in the green space next to the Phoenix Building on the North Campus. It will be the new home for our Clubs and Societies and is due for completion in 2023. The Student Centre will mark the next phase of Maynooth University’s campus development plan, which is aimed at providing the critically important campus buildings and infrastructure needed to meet the changing needs of students, staff and the wider community. 

New Student Centre