Ireland’s Only University Town
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 Ireland’s only university town, we are just 25km from the centre of Dublin in leafy Maynooth.
We have facilities to fully support your well-rounded Maynooth Education from our learning spaces, to our 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 pandemic.
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
- Starbucks Café
- Laptop lending and (of course) PC’s throughout
- Wifi on eduroam (you can use your account at any university)
- Group study and seminar rooms
- AV facilities (screens and projectors)
- Sleep pods (because sometimes you need a break)
- Large exhibition space (from projects to artwork to music)
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 there to help you find, use and manage information and as such throughout the first semester.
We are available during the day via the information desk, Library Chat, Social Media on our homepage, email or phone.
“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!
CAO: MOST POPULAR 1st CHOICE COURSE
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.
Café and Dining
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:
- The Little Coffee Co. – Arts Building
- Subway – John Hume Building
- The Kitchen @ Phoenix – Phoenix Building
- The Living Room @ Phoenix – Phoenix Building
- Starbucks @ JP’s – The Library
- Students’ Union Bar – North Campus
- Pugin Hall – St. Patrick’s House on the South Campus
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.
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
Our new Student Centre will serve as a home-from-home for students and a focal point for student life. The new building is slated to open in September 2022 and serve as a hub for the Maynooth Students’ Union (MSU), clubs, societies, events, and a variety of activities that help to create that special sense of belonging that is so important to the Maynooth student experience.