Information for Attendees in Maynooth – Summer School 2024


While regarded as a university town, Maynooth has a long and rich history with the Fitzgerald family who were of particular importance in Ireland during the Anglo-Norman periods. The former seats of the Dukes of Leinster are still present at either end of Main Street: the remains of Maynooth Castle and Carton House.

St Patrick's Pontifical University

St Patrick’s Maynooth opened its doors as an educational institution in 1795 as the National Seminary, becoming a Pontifical University in 1896. In the intervening two centuries, it has established for itself an impressive reputation for scholarship and learning. The Pontifical University and National Seminary are often referred to as Maynooth College. Today, as a Pontifical University, the St Patrick's specializes in the study of theology and philosophy and related areas, in one of the most beautiful campuses in Ireland, and the support of Ireland's newest university, Maynooth University. 

Getting to Maynooth

Maynooth is 15 miles/25km west of Dublin city centre, just off the N4/M4, the main Dublin to Sligo/Galway road. It is also approximately 7 miles/12km form the N3/M3, the main Dublin/Cavan road, and is approximately 13 miles/22km from the N7/M7, the main Dublin to Limerick/Cork road.

Dublin Bus: Maynooth is served by two Dublin Bus routes – the C3 and the C4 (previously the 66 and the 67). Both of these buses depart from Ringsend Road in Dublin and run frequent services to the town. Both bus routes are the same until they reach Lucan; from here the C3 travels to Maynooth via Leixlip, and the C4 via Celbridge. See the Dublin Bus website for full details.

Bus Éireann: Bus Éireann operates daily services from: Athlone, Ballina, Galway, Longford, Mullingar, Sligo, Tuam and Westport. See the Bus Éireann website for more details. They also offer an Expressway service.

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, Pelletstown, Ashtown, Navan Rd. Parkway, Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla, Hansfield, Dunboyne, M3 Parkway, Leixlip Confey and Leixlip Louisa Bridge.

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

The Campus is approximately five minutes walk from Maynooth train station. See the Irish Rail website for more details.


We would recommend availing of on-campus accommodation which provides a number of rooms on the South Campus (St Patrick's College Maynooth), and rooms in the student apartments of North Campus (Maynooth University) during the summer months.

The Summer Scripture Course will take place on the South Campus, which is only a short 10-minute walk should you choose to stay on the North Campus. Be aware that accommodation is in high demand during the summer due to various events and conferences, so be aware that rooms will fill up quickly.

There is a discount available for attendees – use the following code on the website, or mention it to the receptionist should you arrange your booking by phone or email: TSS24_04/24

Book Online:
Book By Email:
Book By Phone: (+353) 1 708 6400

Should you wish to stay in a hotel, the closest option would the Glenroyal Hotel which is only a short 10-15min walk from the campus. It features a gym and swimming pool, as well as a spa and restaurant. You can find more information here, or click on the button below to see their latest offers.

Address: Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 C2V1
Phone: +353 (0) 1 629 0909

Campus Map

Map Key:

1. St Patrick's Pontifical University & Summer School Venue (Loftus Halls)

2. South Campus Accommodation

3. Train Station

4. Manor Mills Shopping Centre

5. Glenroyal Hotel & M4 Access

6. Main Street

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