Getting Here & Commuting
Located in the heart of Ireland's only university town, we are just 25km from the centre of Dublin - Find us on Google Maps.
Our vibrant and beautiful campus is closely integrated with the historic and lively town of Maynooth, Co. Kildare, which is easily accessible by car, bus, bicycle and train. Maynooth University is accessible by public transport from most parts of the country.
Please see our Maynooth University Transport Guide 2018/19 for more information on your travel options.
Parking on Campus
Both Maynooth University and St. Patricks College Maynooth have introduced a range of Commuting measures designed to manage the use of our scarce parking resources by the campus community in a safe and efficient manner.
We strongly advise that you only commute by car to campus if you need to i.e. if you have no alternative mode of transport. Parking spaces are limited in numbers and as such we ask that you think of others who have no alternative but to use their car to commute to the campus.
Drivers on campus grounds are expected to adhere to the speed limit and to be constantly vigilant of pedestrians at all times.
The Campus Traffic management and Parking Policy for the 2020/2021 academic year will come into operation on Monday 28th September 2020 to include Designated Permit Parking and Pay and Display. This applies to all car park spaces on both the North and South Campuses.
Enforcement of this policy will apply between 08.30-17.00 hours, Monday-Friday during term time, and on any other days as may be required for operational reasons. Permit parking restrictions will cease to be enforced after Friday 5th June 2021 for all parking spaces on the north and south campuses.
Permits will not be required during study weeks or exam periods. However, please note that the assigned traffic management company will continue to patrol the campus during study weeks, exam periods and outside of term time for dangerous, illegal and inappropriate parking and will penalize any offending vehicles found in breach of The Traffic Management Policy.
For further information on Parking and Traffic Management, visit the Traffic Management Office website.
Travelling to Ireland from Abroad?
Maynooth lies just 33km south-west of Dublin Airport, around 40 minutes travel time by car.
Over 50 airlines operate from 170 destinations to Dublin Airport, with up to 600 flights per day.
Visit the Dublin Airport website for flight details.
The Airport Hopper is a daily shuttle bus service to and from Dublin Airport. For further information and timetables access their website
If you are travelling from abroad to study in Maynooth, please visit the International Office website for key information, advice and guidance on preparing for life in Ireland which also includes a "Pre-Arrival Guide".
Campus Traffic Management is committed to enabling a shift to sustainable travel modes in line with the vision of becoming a sustainable campus, providing the best range of travel options to staff, students and visitors.
For further information on sustainable travel, visit the Sustainable Travel Website.
Familiarise yourself with the campus before you come to Maynooth by checking clicking on the CAMPUS MAP link.
For a list of the teaching venues on campus please click on this link: VENUES MAP
For a list of the various departments and services on campus click on this link: DEPARTMENT / SERVICES MAP
Click on the Campus Photo Tour link for images of the campus.
PLEASE NOTE THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED AT THE START OF SEPTEMBER
There are a number of Cafes and Restaurants in the University Campus (North & South Campuses).
The Little Coffee Company (Arts Building)
Offering great coffee along with traditional, organic, fair trade and flavoured teas. Food includes artisan sandwiches, sweet treats and home baking.
Monday - Thursday 8.30 - 20.00
Friday 8.30 - 16.00
Location: Arts Building, North Campus, Maynooth University
Phone: 01-708 4793
SUBWAY - John Hume Building.
Offers a vast selection of sandwiches and salads using daily baked fresh breads. Great value, fresh and tasty subs.
The Kitchen @ Phoenix
Provides an exciting array of food from around the globe. Freshly prepared Mediterranean inspired dishes as well as traditional propositions. Open for breakfast and lunch. Phoenix also offer the opportunity to avail of aMeal Plan 2017
Main Restaurant Monday -Friday 8.00 - 14.30
The Living Room @ Phoenix
Meet and chat coffee shop serving bistro style plates and salads along with a gourmet sandwich selection.
Office: 01 708 6623
Self service canteen for staff and students of Maynooth University situated in St. Patrick's House on the historic South Campus. Visitors welcome!
Monday - Friday Breakfast: 8.00 - 11.00
Lunch: 12.00 - 14.00
Tea/Coffee Confectionery: 8.00 - 15.00
Location: Pugin Hall, St Patrick's House, South Campus, Maynooth University
Monday - Thursday 8.30 - 20.00
Friday 8.30 - 16.00
Saturday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
Location: John Paul II Library, South Campus, Maynooth University
Students' Union Bar
The only bar on campus offers food and drinks to Maynooth University students, staff and guests.
Monday - Thursday 9.30 - 23.30
Friday 9.30 - 18.00
Location: Student Centre, North Campus, Maynooth University
Notes: Food is served Mon-Fri 9.30 - 15.00
For further information, visit the campus facilities website.
Maynooth University Bookshop
Maynooth University Bookshop is located in the John Hume Building on North Campus. It specializes in supplying academic books, general books, stationary and other supplies to students and the general public
Mon - Thu: 08:30 - 18:00
Fri: 08:30 - 17:30
Phone: +353 1 6285629
Internal Extension: (708) 3607
Fax: +353 1 6291128