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St. Patrick's College Maynooth

Kildare, Ireland

5 Undergraduate programs
4 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
Year established
Campus setting Urban
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
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About St. Patrick's College Maynooth

St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (Irish: Coláiste Naoimh Phádraig, Maigh Nuad) is the "National Seminary for Ireland" (a Roman Catholic college), and a Pontifical University, located in the village of Maynooth, 15 miles from Dublin, Ireland. The college and seminary are often referred to as Maynooth College. 

There are in 2012 approximately 90 men studying for the priesthood at Maynooth: 68 resident seminarians and some non residents. It is now the only major seminary in Ireland. Degrees are awarded by the Pontifical University at Maynooth, which was established by a Pontifical Charter of 1896. The Pontifical Charter entitles the university to grant degrees in canon law, philosophy and theology.

The college is associated with the separate National University of Ireland, Maynooth.



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Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth controls and manages the University Village Apartments on campus.

A certain number of Village apartments will be reserved for Theology students.
In addition to this, the Residence Office offers a comprehensive service to students of both the Pontifical University and Maynooth University.

Accommodation is available in University Apartments, hostels, lodgings and private rented houses.


The Maynooth University campus is laid out in its own extensive grounds in rural surroundings, and is divided between an older complex of fine nineteenth century buildings and a modern complex of teaching, research, accommodation, and support facilities.

From our new library at the heart of the campus, to the range of lecture theaters and labs, cafes, restaurants and bookshop, you'll find Maynooth is a great place to be.

Maynooth is a charming university town in north Kildare, situated just 24km west of Dublin on the M4. It is serviced by frequent rail and bus connections from the capital.

The beautiful university campus at Maynooth boasts a variety of accommodation options throughout the year. From standard rooms for the budget conscious to elegant suites for those who want a unique experience of comfort, the illustrious National Seminary offers guest rooms in a uniquely contemplative environment. A range of apartment accommodation, reflecting the modern growth of the university, is also available during the summer months.

Savour the historical ambience of Gothic quadrangles, atmospheric cloisters, the sublime College Chapel, the ruined Geraldine castle. 

Or soak up the buzz of Maynooth with its abundance of restaurants, lively pubs and excellent shopping.

There's so much to do in Maynooth. Stay and enjoy the experience. 

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