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The Tower From The Square
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.

- Desire to Flourish


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If something is true, it is good and beautiful; if it is beautiful; it is good and true; if it is good, it is true and it is beautiful. And together, these elements enable us to grow and help us to love life, even when we are not well, even in the midst of many problems. True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life.

- Pope Francis (2014)

Hearing, Happening, Hoping

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Resources for Lectio Divina

Our Faith Community

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This page is dedicated to the information needed for the spiritual journey of our students.

Governing Documents

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These are the statutes and governing documents to Maynooth College


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Maynooth College, was founded in 1795 as the National Seminary for all of Ireland. In addition to th...

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