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Travelling by Car

The town of Maynooth is situated in north County Kildare. It is close to the borders of Counties Dublin and Meath. It is 15 miles/25km west of Dublin city centre, just off the N4/M4, the main Dublin to Sligo/Galway road.

By Road:

From the West: Travel along the M4 in the direction of Dublin , exit at Junction 7 for Maynooth and follow the brown University signs for South Campus.

From the East/Dublin City Centre:

Travel M4 Westbound , Exit at Junction 7 for Maynooth , following the brown University signs for South Campus. From the North and South: From the M50, Exit at Junction 5 for M4. From M4 exit at Junction 7 for Maynooth, following the brown signs for South Campus.

Maynooth is 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.

Map of available parking on Campus

Travelling from Dublin Airport

From Dublin Airport:

Exit the Airport onto M1 direction for Dublin City/M50. Exit onto M50 travelling Southbound, From the M50, Exit at Junction 5 for M4. From M4 exit at Junction 7 for Maynooth, following the brown signs for South Campus.


Maynooth - Dublin Airport Airport Hopper - See for more information on prices & times.

Travelling 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, Pelletstown, 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 St Patrick's Pontifical University.

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

Visit the Irish Rail website for more details.

Travelling by Bus

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.


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