Maynooth University is located in the ancient town of Maynooth, County Kildare, which is approximately 25 kilometres west of Dublin. It is easily accessible from Dublin city centre and Dublin airport by car, shuttle, or train.


On Campus

Maynooth University provides a variety of on campus accommodation options, subject to availability. For the conference, they are offering the following discounted rates:

  • Superior ensuite - €74.00 per person per night, including breakfast
  • Classic ensuite - €59.00 per person per night, including breakfast
  • College rooms - €39.00 per person per night or €33.00 per person sharing, including breakfast

You can book accommodation and avail of the discount in one of the following ways:

  • Visit enter your arrival and departure dates and type in the e-voucher code WIHC_02/18 in the voucher field. 
  • Alternatively call 01 708 6400 and quote "Women In New Hollywood" when booking with our receptionist.
  • Email and quote "Women In New Hollywood " when enquiring about the availability.

In town

The Glenroyal Hotel is approximately fifteen minutes on foot from the conference venue. They provide a host of amenities, including a gym and a swimming pool. They have set aside a block of rooms for conference attendees at discounted rate.

Single room - €87 per room per night
Double/twin room - €107 per room per night

To avail of the discount, you must book directly via email ( or by phone (+353 1 629 0909).
Quote the REFERENCE CODE: 226913.


Dublin is approximately 40 minutes from Maynooth by train, and the Maynooth train station is about a five-minute walk from the conference venue (see below). There are several hotels and B&Bs in Dublin. If you choose that option, we would recommend you book somewhere near Connolly station or one of the other northside stations that serve the Maynooth line.


By Car

Travelling by car, take the M50 motorway once you reach Dublin. Coming from either north or south, exit the M50 at Junction 7 for the N4 (The West/N4 - Sligo/Westport/Galway). The N4 merges with the M4, but continue going straight. Exit at Junction 7 (Maynooth/Straffan/Naas). At the roundabout, follow the signs for Maynooth. Turn left in the town centre. To access the South Campus, the gates will be straight through the next set of lights. To access the North Campus, turn right at that set of lights, then left at the next set of lights. At the roundabout, take the third exit (right). 

By Air

The Aiport Hopper provides direct shuttle service from Dublin Airport to Maynooth. See their website here.

Alternatively, there are regular shuttle busses from Dublin Airport to the city centre. There is regular bus and train service from the city centre to Maynooth (see below). For more information on Dublin Airport shuttles

By Train

Maynooth lies on the Western Suburban railway line which serves the four Dublin city centre stations (Pearse Station, Tara St, Connolly Station and Docklands) as well as twelve other suburban stations; Drumcondra, Broombridge, Ashtown, Navan Rd. Parkway, Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla, Hansfield, Dunboyne, M3 Parkway, Leixlip Confey and Leixlip Louisa Bridge, making it a quick and convenient way to get to Maynooth University.

This railway line also serves: Sligo, Collooney, Ballymote, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Dromod, Longford, Edgeworthstown, Mullingar, Enfield, Kilcock. 

The South Campus is approximately five minutes walk from Maynooth train station and the North Campus approximately ten minutes walk.

Click here for Irish Rail timetables and fare information.

By Sea

Dublin is accessible by ferry from several UK destinations. For information on getting from Dublin Port to the city centre, click here.