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.
Map of Maynooth
Getting To and Around Maynooth
For information on getting to and around Co. Kildare, see our Co. Kildare Transport Guide.
Public Transport to and around Maynooth
23 Busáras - Sligo It Bus route operated by Bus Éireann
67N Maynooth Station, stop 3917 Bus route operated by Nitelink, Dublin Bus
67 Straffan Road, Rail Station - Merrion Square South Bus route operated by Dublin Bus
115C Outside Train Station - Main Street, SuperValu Bus route operated by Bus Éireann
847 Cathal Brugha Street, stop 4508 Bus route operated by Kearns Transport
847 Cranford Court, stop 764 Bus route operated by Kearns Transport
847 Bachelors Walk, stop 315 Bus route operated by Kearns Transport
847 Portumna, stop 135984 Bus route operated by Kearns Transport
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Places to Stay in Maynooth
- Carton House Carton Demesne
- Glenroyal Hotel Straffan Road
- Maynooth Campus Accommodation South Campus