Maynooth University Celebrates 20th Birthday

On 16 June, 1997, the Universities Act took effect, marking the creation of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth as an independent institution.  Between June 2017 and 2018, Maynooth University, as we are proudly known today, is celebrating 20 years of remarkable achievement by telling the stories of its students, alumni, staff and of the institution itself through a range of events and activities. See more at:

  • Research Week afforded academics, students, and the public to engage with the vast range of truly inspiring and ground-breaking work being undertaken across the three faculties: Science and Engineering; Arts, Philosophy and Celtic Studies; and Social Sciences.
  • Maynooth Week celebrated the Maynooth University experience at 20, by shining a spotlight on the staff, students, alumni, and the community who embody the unique spirit of this institution through their distinctive intellectual contributions, their commitment to innovation in teaching and learning and service to the institution, their partnership with Maynooth as a university town, and their energy to provide the best possible student experience in Ireland.