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Maynooth, Co. Kildare

The spires of St Patrick's seminary proclaims Maynooth's noble origins to all who enter it.

As the home town of the Fitzgerald family, Maynooth's historical significance is proudly on display throughout the town. The spectacular ruins of Maynooth Castle lie beside St Patrick's College, begun by Gerald Fitzmaurice, the Baron of Offaly in 1203, this huge structure housed generations of the Fitzgerald family, the rulers of Kildare.

St. Patrick's College build in 1521 in an elegant gothic style was closed during the Protestant reformation by reopened in 1795 when the penal laws suppressing Catholicism were finally relaxed. The college now has full university status, teaching both lay and clergy students and is internationally reknowned as the university of Fr. Nicholas Callen, the inventor of the induction coil.

On this page you can see a map of Maynooth, see what's on in Maynooth, find out how to get to Maynooth, find things to see and do in Maynooth, visit local websites for Maynooth, find Hotels in Maynooth, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Maynooth, browse restaurants in Maynooth.

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Rail to Maynooth

Maynooth, Co. Kildare is served by Maynooth.

Bus to Maynooth

  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Maynooth:
    • 66:
      • Kingsbury - Merrion Street
      • Merrion Street - Kingsbury
    • 66X:
      • Kingsbury - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Kingsbury
    • 67:
      • Merrion Street - Old Greenfield Road
      • Old Greenfield Road - Merrion Street
    • 67X:
      • Salesian College - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Old Greenfield Road
  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Maynooth:
    • 67N:
      • R406
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 115:
      • Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop) - Mullingar (Rail Station)
      • Mullingar (Rail Station) - Custom House Quay (Jurys Inn)
    • 115A:
      • Dublin (Connolly LUAS stop) - Mullingar (Rail Station)
      • Killucan (Top Shop) - Custom House Quay (Jurys Inn)
    • 20:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 22:
      • Ballina (Bus Station) - Dublin (Busras)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Ballina (Bus Station)
    • 23:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Sligo IT (Ash Lane Bus Stop)
      • Sligo IT (Ash Lane Bus Stop) - Dublin (Busras)
  • Bus routes operated by John Kearns:
    • 847:
      • Bachelors Walk
      • Birr Square
      • Portumna
  • Bus routes operated by Kenneally's Bus Service:
    • NUM-6:
      • Bord Na Mona
      • Carlow Barrack Street

Things to See and Do in Maynooth

Aula Maxima

South Campus, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Maynooth Castle

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Hotels in Maynooth

Carton House Hotel, Golf & Spa Carton House Hotel, Golf & Spa

Maynooth Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Just 14 miles from Dublin city centre and 30 minutes from Dublin Airport, Carton House is one of Ireland's most historic Palladian houses, offering 2 world-class, 18-hole championship golf courses and a luxury spa.

Glenroyal Hotel Glenroyal Hotel

Maynooth, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Glenroyal Hotel offers superb leisure facilities, including a modern leisure club and luxurious spa. Maynooth Rail Station is opposite the hotel and Dublin city centre is a 20-minute drive away.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Maynooth

Maynooth Campus Apartments Maynooth Campus Apartments

North Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
A 25-minute drive from Dublin, the Maynooth Campus Apartments offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and free parking. The campus is 10-15 minutes’ walk from Maynooth Castle and the train station.

Restaurants in Maynooth

Bistro 53 Bistro 53

Main St, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Cathedral Bar, Grill & Smokehouse

Main Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Be it Cathedrals lush bourbon glazed baby back ribs, crisp smoked cod fritters, Wicklow lamb hotpot or indeed, if you can manage it, the signature 10oz ribeye on the bone, the range of food at Cathedral is a slice of culinary heaven should you seek r

La Maison Donatello La Maison Donatello

Unit 1 Town Centre Mall, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Twenty years ago, Donatello Ristorante was the first restaurant in Maynooth and for two decades it's acted as a community hub for everyone in the town. Now the family run business are celebrating their launch 20th anniversary by re-launching their bu

Mohana Mohana

Main Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Mumbai Spice

1st Floor Glenroyal Hotel, Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Mumbai Spice is located in Glen Royal Hotel in Maynooth. This delicious Indian takeaway serves a wide range of dishes such as Chicken Korma, Aloo Bonda, Lamb Saag.

Newtown Inn & Restaurant Newtown Inn & Restaurant

Newtown Shopping Centre, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Oak Alley Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

Main Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Here at Oak Alley we would like to entice you to try a taste New Orleans-the home of Cajun and Creole flavors. The food we create will transport you across the globe and leave you wanting more!

Red Torch Ginger Maynooth

Main Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Red Torch in Maynooth serves Asian and Thai cuisine, and is located on the Main Street of the Town above McMahon's Lounge.

Riverside Bistro

Manor Mills, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Stone Haven Restaurant Stone Haven Restaurant

Mill Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
At Stone Haven Restaurant we firmly believe that what makes us different is our varied and high quality menu. Since 2003, we've been delivering a high quality product and service to clients in the Co. Kildare area and Stone Haven Restaurant beyond, b

The Bistro @ Glenroyal Hotel The Bistro @ Glenroyal Hotel

Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

The Gatehouse The Gatehouse

Main Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Welcome to The Gatehouse Cafe & Restaurant. Alan O'Regan's first solo venture. Alan has run busy, successful & award winning kitchens in Dublin, Kildare & Europe for over 20 years. His food is inspired by his time spent working throughout

The Linden Tree @ Carton House The Linden Tree @ Carton House

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

The Orient The Orient

Main Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
The Orient, Main Street, Maynooth: 01-628-5888

Twist Cafe Twist Cafe

1 Fagans Lane, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
At Twist we thrive to do what many other cafes don't, we offer a more professional approach to daytime breakfast, snacks and lunches. Our entire menu is prepared daily and cooked to order. Our chickens and bacon are cooked onsite daily, not processed

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Pubs & Nightlife

Maynooth Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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