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Castle in Maynooth

Maynooth Castle

Near the entrance to St Patrick's College you can see the ruined gatehouse, keep and great hall of this 13th-century castle, once home of the Fitzgerald family. The castle was dismantled in Cromwellian times, when t…
International in Maynooth


It's catch-all menu – pizzas, pastas, plus interesting choices such as wild venison and roast confit of duck – is a crowd-pleaser, but what makes this spot stand out is the quality of the ingredients. Everything is …
Museum in Maynooth

Science Museum

University in Maynooth

St Patrick's College

Turning out Catholic priests since 1795, St Patrick's College & Seminary is Ireland's second-oldest university (after Trinity College, Dublin). The college buildings are impressive – Gothic architect Augustus Pu…