Maynooth is a vibrant university town located in north Kildare, just 24km west of Dublin on the M4. At the heart of the town is the university campus, home to Maynooth University and St Patrick's College Maynooth. The campus combines contemporary services in a setting steeped in tradition and distinguished by striking architecture and beautiful grounds. An excellent base from which to explore the treasures of Ireland’s Ancient East, it is a Purple Flag town featuring an array of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and great shopping. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are splendid walks in the college grounds, along the Royal Canal and in nearby Carton estate. There are dozens of golf courses close by, and Dublin is within easy reach by car, bus and rail.
In the summer months, the campus is an ideal venue for summer schools, academic conferences and sports and cultural events. The self-catering apartments also welcome holidaymakers, small groups and families. Guided tours of the historic campus, which include a visit to the College Chapel, are available twice a day during the summer.