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The National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM; Irish: Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad; ), was founded by the Universities Act, 1997 as a constituent university of the National University of Ireland
National University of Ireland
The National University of Ireland , , is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997.The constituent universities are...

. It is Ireland's second oldest university, having been formed from St Patrick's College, Maynooth
St Patrick's College, Maynooth
St Patrick's College, Maynooth is the "National Seminary for Ireland" , 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. The college was officially established as the Royal College...

, itself founded in 1795.

The university is located in the town of Maynooth
Maynooth
Maynooth is a town in north County Kildare, Ireland. It is home to a branch of the National University of Ireland, a Papal University and Ireland's main Roman Catholic seminary, St. Patrick's College...

, Co. Kildare
County Kildare
County Kildare is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Mid-East Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Kildare. Kildare County Council is the local authority for the county...

, Ireland
Ireland
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

, 20 km west of Dublin. Its grounds consists of two connected campuses; an older south campus of 19th century buildings, shared with St Patrick's College
St Patrick's College, Maynooth
St Patrick's College, Maynooth is the "National Seminary for Ireland" , 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. The college was officially established as the Royal College...

, and a modern north campus, occupying circa 100 acre (0.404686 km²). With over 7,500 registered students, it is Ireland's smallest, yet fastest growing university. In 2009, NUI Maynooth was listed as a Top500 university in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings. The 2011 QS World University Rankings puts NUIM in the 501-550 bracket worldwide. In 2008 it was named Sunday Times University of the Year. In 2011, NUI Maynooth became the first and only institution outside of North America to be included in the Princeton Review of Best Colleges.

18th and 19th centuries



The university and St Patrick's College, Maynooth have a common history from 1795 to 1997. The college in Maynooth was established by the government as a college for Catholic lay and ecclesiastical students in 1795, the lay college was based from 1802 in Riverstown House on the south campus, with the opening of Clongowes Wood, the lay college which had lay trustees was closed in 1817 and it functioned solely as a Catholic seminary for almost 150 years. In 1876 the college became a constituent college of the Catholic University of Ireland
Catholic University of Ireland
The Catholic University of Ireland was a Catholic university in Dublin, Ireland and was founded in 1851 following the Synod of Thurles in 1850, and in response to the Queen's University of Ireland and its associated colleges which were nondenominational...

, and later offered Royal University of Ireland
Royal University of Ireland
The Royal University of Ireland was founded in accordance with the University Education Act 1879 as an examining and degree-awarding university based on the model of the University of London. A Royal Charter was issued on April 27, 1880 and examinations were opened to candidates irrespective of...

 degrees in arts and science. The Pontifical Charter was granted to the college in 1896.

20th and 21st centuries


The college became a recognised constituent college of the National University of Ireland in 1910. From this time, arts and science degrees were awarded by the National University of Ireland, while the Pontifical University
Pontifical university
A pontifical university is a Catholic University established by and directly under the authority of the Holy See. It is licensed to grant academic degrees in sacred faculties, the most important of which are Sacred Theology, Canon Law, Sacred Scripture and...

 of Maynooth continued to confer its own theology degrees, as these had been prohibited in the Royal University of Ireland, and continued to the National University of Ireland (its successor) until 1997.

In 1966 the college allowed again the entry of lay students; this greatly expanded the college and essentially set the foundation stone for the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. In 1997 the Universities Act resulted in the transfer of the faculties of arts, Celtic studies, philosophy and science of the recognised college of St Patrick's College to the new university. The university has also expanded into finance and engineering since its creation in 1997. In 2007 the university added business studies, followed by law in 2008.

Any person who was a student of St Patrick's College, Maynooth and was conferred with a National University of Ireland degree as a result prior to the creation of the university is legally considered a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

In 1994, W.J. Smyth, BA, PhD, LLD, was appointed to the position of Master of St. Patrick's College Maynooth(NUI), in 1997 this position became President of NUIM. In 2004 W.J Smyth was succeeded by Prof. John Hughes as president of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Timeline



  • 1518 - Garret Óg Fitzgerald
    Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare
    Gerald FitzGerald, 9th Earl of Kildare , also known in Irish as Gearóid Óg , was a figure in Irish History. In 1513 he inherited the title of Earl of Kildare and position of Lord Deputy of Ireland from his father.-Family:...

    , Earl of Kildare, founded the College of St Mary, in Maynooth
  • 1535 - College of St. Mary confiscated as part of Henry VIII
    Henry VIII of England
    Henry VIII was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later King, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France...

    's religious reforms
  • 1795 - The Royal College of St Patrick established on the 5th of June 1795 (35 Geo III, cap. 21)
  • 1798 - United Irishmen Rebellion, out of 69 students, 18 were expelled for taking the Oath to the United Irishmen
  • 1800 - Act of Union 1800
    Act of Union 1800
    The Acts of Union 1800 describe two complementary Acts, namely:* the Union with Ireland Act 1800 , an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, and...

     transfer of maynooth grant from Dublin to London; John Butler, 12th Baron Dunboyne
    John Butler, 12th Baron Dunboyne
    John Butler, 12th Baron Dunboyne was an Irish clergyman and aristocrat, Roman Catholic Bishop of Cork. In order to advance his temporal title, he became, , the only authenticated apostate in the Catholic hierarchy in Ireland.-Early life:...

     died
  • 1801 - First Lay college suppressed
  • 1802 - Lay college opens in Riverstown Lodge
  • 1808 - Dunboyne Establishment case settled between Maynooth Trustees and Butler family
  • 1817 - Lay College Closed
  • 1845 - Maynooth grant increased
  • 1876 - Maynooth becomes a constituent college of the Catholic University of Ireland
    Catholic University of Ireland
    The Catholic University of Ireland was a Catholic university in Dublin, Ireland and was founded in 1851 following the Synod of Thurles in 1850, and in response to the Queen's University of Ireland and its associated colleges which were nondenominational...

  • 1886 - Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland by Gladstone
    William Ewart Gladstone
    William Ewart Gladstone FRS FSS was a British Liberal statesman. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times , more than any other person. Gladstone was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister, 84 years old when he resigned for the last time...

    , Maynooth was disendowed, lay trustess left the board.
  • 1880 - Royal University of Ireland
    Royal University of Ireland
    The Royal University of Ireland was founded in accordance with the University Education Act 1879 as an examining and degree-awarding university based on the model of the University of London. A Royal Charter was issued on April 27, 1880 and examinations were opened to candidates irrespective of...

     founded
  • 1895 - Centenary Celebrations
  • 1896 - Maynooth granted Pontifical University
    Pontifical university
    A pontifical university is a Catholic University established by and directly under the authority of the Holy See. It is licensed to grant academic degrees in sacred faculties, the most important of which are Sacred Theology, Canon Law, Sacred Scripture and...

     status by Papal Charter
  • 1903 - King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra visited it on 24 July 1903
  • 1908 - National University of Ireland
    National University of Ireland
    The National University of Ireland , , is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997.The constituent universities are...

     founded
  • 1909 - Royal University of Ireland dissolved
  • 1910 - St. Patricks College. Maynooth officially becomes a recognised college of the National University of Ireland
    National University of Ireland
    The National University of Ireland , , is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997.The constituent universities are...

  • 1921 - Foundation of Irish Free State
    Irish Free State
    The Irish Free State was the state established as a Dominion on 6 December 1922 under the Anglo-Irish Treaty, signed by the British government and Irish representatives exactly twelve months beforehand...

  • 1966 - Lay students in religious orders admitted
  • 1968 - All Lay Students admitted
  • 1970 - Dept. of Biology founded as part of the Faculty of Science
  • 1976 - Higher Education Central Applications Office (CAO
    Cao
    Cao or CaO may refer to:*CaO, the chemical formula for Calcium oxide*Cao *Cao *Cao , a Chinese vassal state of the Zhou Dynasty...

    ) founded
  • 1979 - Pope John Paul II visits Maynooth
  • 1987 - Dept. of Computer Science founded as part of the Faculty of Science
  • 1995 - Bi-centenary Celebrations
  • 1996 - Third level fees abolished by the Irish Government
  • 1997 - National University of Ireland, Maynooth founded from the faculties of Science, Arts and Celtic studies of Maynooth college of NUI; Outreach Campus at St. Kieran's College in Kilkenny
    Kilkenny
    Kilkenny is a city and is the county town of the eponymous County Kilkenny in Ireland. It is situated on both banks of the River Nore in the province of Leinster, in the south-east of Ireland...

     founded.
  • 1999 - Foundation of Dept. of Psychology
  • 2001 - Foundation of Dept. of Engineering
  • 2007 - Marie Curie
    Marie Curie
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes—in physics and chemistry...

     Laboratory for Membrane Proteins opens, as NUIM wins European Union
    European Union
    The European Union is an economic and political union of 27 independent member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community , formed by six countries in 1958...

     Marie Curie “Transfer of Knowledge” funding
  • 2008 - Named Sunday Times University of the Year; university canteen burns down
  • 2010 - Announced that Froebel College of Education
    Froebel College of Education
    Froebel College of Education, is located at Sion Hill, Cross Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin and is run by the Dominican Order. It is one of five Colleges in Ireland which is recognized by the Department of Education and Skills for the training and education of national school teachers.Froebel College,...

     will move to the University by 2013; formation of the School of Business; Professor John Hughes resigns presidency to take post at Bangor University
    Bangor University
    Bangor University is a university based in the city of Bangor in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales-United Kingdom.It was officially known for most of its history as the University College of North Wales...

    .

Campus


The University campus straddles the main Maynooth to Kilcock
Kilcock
Kilcock or Killcock is a town and townland in the north of County Kildare, Ireland, on the border with County Meath. Kilcock is a dormitory town for many of those who work in Dublin...

 Road in County Kildare. It is divided into the North and South Campuses (also referred to by staff and students as the "new" and "old" campuses respectively). The campuses were connected by means of a footbridge that crossed over the road until mid-2011. The footbridge was then decommissioned due to the construction of a library extension on the South Campus. The campuses are now connected by means of a pedestrian crossing on the Kilcock Road.

South Campus


The South Campus houses the facilities of St. Patrick's College, as well as most of administrative offices it shares with NUIM. A number of NUIM academic departments also have their offices on the South Campus including Mathematics, Music, Geography, Economics and History. The main buildings, most of which were built in the 19th century, are the Aula Maxima
Aula Maxima, Maynooth
Aula Maxima is a theatre building in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. It was built in 1893.Aula Maxima comes from Latin, meaning Great Hall. The building is also known simply as "The Aula"...

; St. Patrick's House (including the college chapel); the John Paul II Library (built in 1984); New, Dunboyne, Humanity and Stoyte Houses which collectively form St. Joseph's Square; Logic House and Rhetoric House.
The first building to be completed on the South Campus was named after its designer, John Stoyte. Stoyte House, still a prominent presence on campus, stands in proximity to Maynooth Castle
Maynooth Castle
Maynooth Castle is a castle in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland.The castle was built before the middle of the 13th century and was the home of the Fitzgerald family from 1176 until the 1534 rebellion of Silken Thomas, the son of the ninth Earl of Kildare...

.

Over the next 15 years, the site at Maynooth underwent rapid construction so as to cater for the influx of new students, and the buildings which now border St. Joseph's Square (to the rear of Stoyte House) were completed by 1824. The university chapel is located on the South Campus, just off St. Joseph's Square; masses and choir services are frequently held in the chapel, as is the traditional Christmas Carol Service. The South Campus also houses the National Science Museum.

North Campus


The North Campus was developed far more recently than the South Campus, in the latter half of the 20th century. Here, the main buildings are the Students' Union, Sports Complex, Biosciences and Engineering Building, Callan Science Building (named after the inventor of the induction coil, Nicholas Callan
Nicholas Callan
Father Nicholas Joseph Callan was an Irish priest and scientist from Darver, Co. Louth, Ireland. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in Maynooth College near Dublin from 1834, and is best known for his work on the induction coil....

), the Iontas building, the Arts Building, the Science Building and the John Hume
John Hume
John Hume is a former Irish politician from Derry, Northern Ireland. He was a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, and was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, with David Trimble....

 Building.

The North Campus also contains the student residences, most of the student service departments, a number of playing fields and a sports complex, which includes a fully equipped gym, that is free to all university students. The remainder of NUIM's academic departments as well as many research institutes such as the Institute of Microelectronics and Wireless Systems, the Hamilton Institute and the Institiute of Immunology are also located on the North Campus.

Kilkenny Campus


The university has also maintained a campus in Kilkenny City since September 1997, based at St. Kieran's College, with students enrolled in certificate, diploma and degree programmes.

Academic organisation and reputation


The university is divided into three faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Science and Engineering; Social Sciences, with most students studying within one of these streams (although some cross-discipline courses are available). The faculties are further divided into various schools and departments.

About 15% of students are post-graduate level, with more than 1,000 students reading for a research degree. Some postgraduate students also have links to the various research institutes that are based on campus.

As well as the main campus in Maynooth town, the university also has a campus in Kilkenny city. Froebel College of Education
Froebel College of Education
Froebel College of Education, is located at Sion Hill, Cross Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin and is run by the Dominican Order. It is one of five Colleges in Ireland which is recognized by the Department of Education and Skills for the training and education of national school teachers.Froebel College,...

 will also become part of NUI Maynooth by 2013.

Faculties, Schools, Departments and Centres

Faculties Schools Departments
Social Sciences
Adult and Community Education
Anthropology
Applied Social Studies
Economics, Finance and Accounting
Education
Geography
Law
Sociology
School of Business Management
Design and Innovation
Innovation Value Institute (Research Institute)
Science and Engineering
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Electronic Engineering
Experimental Physics
Mathematics
Mathematical Physics
Psychology
Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
An Foras Feasa (Research Institute)
Ancient Classics
Celtic Studies
Nua-Ghaeilge (Modern Irish)
Sean- agus Meán-Ghaeilge (Old- and Middle- Irish)
Celtic Studies
English, Media and Theatre Studies
English
Centre for Media Studies
Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
French
German
Spanish

Froebel College of Education


As of 2013, Froebel College of Education
Froebel College of Education
Froebel College of Education, is located at Sion Hill, Cross Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin and is run by the Dominican Order. It is one of five Colleges in Ireland which is recognized by the Department of Education and Skills for the training and education of national school teachers.Froebel College,...

 will be situated at NUIM. NUI Maynooth will establish a “Froebel Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education” and award Froebel College’s four-year Bachelor of Education degrees, Higher Diploma in Primary Education, Masters Degree in Special and Inclusive Education and Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Special Education, as well as working to develop new courses.

Admissions


Admission to undergraduate study for European Union school-leavers is generally handled by the CAO (Central Applications Office), and not by NUIM. Applicants have to compete for university places solely on the basis of the results of their school leaving exams. Places are awarded in mid-August every year by the CAO after matching the number of places available to the academic attainments of the applicants. Qualifications are measured as "points", with specific scales for the Irish Leaving Certificate, and all other European Union school leaving results, such as the UK GCE A-level, the International Baccalaureate along with other national school leaving exams.

Academic Affiliations


NUI Maynooth is a member of Universities Ireland
Universities Ireland
Universities Ireland is an organisation which promotes collaboration and co-operation between universities in Ireland, including those both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland...

, The Irish Universities Association
Irish Universities Association
The Irish Universities’ Association is the representative body of the heads of the seven Irish universities and is based at NUI offices in Merrion Square, Dublin...

, European University Association
European University Association
The European University Association represents and supports more than 850 institutions of higher education in 46 countries, providing them with a forum for cooperation and exchange of information on higher education and research policies...

, European Association for International Education and Eurodoc
Eurodoc
Eurodoc is the European federation of national organisations of young researchers. Young researchers are the ones currently undertaking their doctorate or PhD holders in their first years of their post-doctoral research career .As a non-profit organisation,...

.
NUIM is also a member of Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance, along with three other universities; TCD, UCD
University College Dublin
University College Dublin ) - formally known as University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin is the Republic of Ireland's largest, and Ireland's second largest, university, with over 1,300 faculty and 17,000 students...

, DCU
Dublin City University
Dublin City University is a university situated between Glasnevin, Santry, Ballymun and Whitehall on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland...

, and four institutes of technology; DIT
Dublin Institute of Technology
Dublin Institute of Technology was established officially in 1992 under the but had been previously set up in 1978 on an ad-hoc basis. The institution can trace its origins back to 1887 with the establishment of various technical institutions in Dublin, Ireland...

, IADT
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
IADT - Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology is located at Dún Laoghaire, Ireland was established in 1997 and incorporated the former Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design as its School of Creative Arts.-Campus:...

, ITT
Institute of Technology, Tallaght
Institute of Technology, Tallaght formerly Regional Technical College, Tallaght, located in Tallaght, South Dublin in Ireland.-History:...

 and ITB
Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown
The Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown , established in 1999, is , the last-founded Institute of Technology in Ireland...

.

Any student of St Patrick's College, Maynooth
St Patrick's College, Maynooth
St Patrick's College, Maynooth is the "National Seminary for Ireland" , 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. The college was officially established as the Royal College...

 prior to the passing of the Universities Act, 1997, upon whom a degree of the National University of Ireland was conferred is now legally considered to be a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The college continues to share its campus with National University of Ireland, Maynooth but remains a separate legal entity with training in canon law, philosophy and theology and awards the degrees of the Pontifical University and is associated with several other colleges.

Reputation


In 2011, NUI Maynooth became the first and only institution outside of the United States to be included in the Princeton Review of Best Colleges.

In 2009, NUI Maynooth was listed as a Top500 university in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.

NUI Maynooth currently occupies fourth place on the Irish Sunday Times University League Table 2008, behind TCD, UCD and UCC - all much larger institutions, having jumped three places since 2007. NUIM was also named University of The Year 2008 in The Sunday Times University Guide (UK), beating UCD which finished second.

NUI Maynooth is the top institution in the Republic of Ireland regarding research income won per academic, and has one of the best graduate employment records of any Irish university at almost 100 per cent. It is working with over 50 multinational companies on research projects.

NUIM recorded the highest growth in first preference school-leaver applications in the university sector in 2010.

Academic Competition


St Patrick's College (NUI) won the inaugural University Challenge
University Challenge
University Challenge is a British quiz programme that has aired since 1962. The format is based on the American show College Bowl, which ran on NBC radio from 1953 to 1957, and on NBC television from 1959 to 1970....

 based Irish Higher Education Quiz show on RTÉ, Challenging Times
Challenging Times
Challenging Times was a quiz show for teams representing higher education institutes in Ireland, both those in the Republic of Ireland and those in Northern Ireland...

 in 1991, winning again in 1992 and as NUIM in 1999.

NUI Maynooth and University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle, Australia
The University of Newcastle is an Australian public university that was established in 1965. The University's main and largest campus is located in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle in New South Wales...

, Australia’s joint robotic soccer team 'Numanoids’ won the soccer Standard Platform League (2-Legged Robot) RoboCup
RoboCup
RoboCup is an international robotics competition founded in 1997. The aim is to develop autonomous soccer robots with the intention of promoting research and education in the field of artificial intelligence...

 World Championship which was held in Suzhou, China from 14–20 July 2008. 2008 was NUI Maynooth's first year to enter the international robot competition which hosted 440 teams from 35 countries.

NUI Maynooth first entered the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Imagine Cup
Imagine Cup is an annual competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft Corp. which brings together young technologists worldwide to help resolve some of the world's toughest challenges. The Imagine Cup comprises five major technology competitions, including Software Design, and four challenges...

 in 2007. NUI Maynooth achieved both first and third place in the Imagine Cup Ireland finals, earning participation in the world finals in Seoul
Seoul
Seoul , officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world...

, South Korea in August 2007. Team inGEST (Interactive Gesture), who developed a low-cost interactive system for teaching sign language using standard web cameras for feedback, achieved a top-six position in the finals and went on to Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is a term which refers to the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The region is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations...

 in February 2008 as part of the Imagine Cup Innovation Accelerator Program. In 2008, NUI Maynooth students tied for second place in the Microsoft Imagine Cup in the category of "Embedded Development". A total of 124 teams representing 61 countries and regions took part in 2008. In 2010 NUI Maynooth won the award for Best Windows Azure Application with their cloud-based medical record system.

Research and innovation


A number of research institutes fall under the auspices of NUI Maynooth:
  • Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS) - Established in order to improve scientific understanding of climate change and its impacts
  • Hamilton Institute
    Hamilton institute
    The Hamilton Institute is a multi-disciplinary research centre at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.The Hamilton Institute was formally established in November 2001 under the first round of funding, by Science Foundation Ireland and officially opened by Bill Harris, SFI Director-General...

  • Institute of Immunology
  • National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis - Based at NUI Maynooth, NIRSA is a collaborative project involving Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
    Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
    Mary Immaculate College , also known as Mary I or MIC, is a College of Education and Liberal Arts, founded in 1898. It became academically linked to the University of Limerick in 1991. The college has approximately 3,500 students and 300 staff...

    , Institute of Technology, Sligo
    Institute of Technology, Sligo
    Institute of Technology Sligo is a state funded third-level educational institution situated in the city of Sligo, Ireland. The Institute has three Schools and 9 Departments....

     and Queen's University, Belfast
  • The Callan Institute (formerly Institute of Microelectronics and Wireless Systems) - Provides for research into electronic and software systems and wireless communications.
  • National Centre for Geocomputation
  • An Foras Feasa - The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions
  • Innovation Value Institute (IVI) - a joint research institute founded by NUI Maynooth and Intel which was "awarded to NUI Maynooth in 2006 over Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.Founded in 1861 in...

    "
  • Institute for Bioengineering and Agroecology
  • NUI Maynooth is involved in research at the CTVR Telecommunications Research Centre, based at Trinity College Dublin.
  • The Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Network Ireland is based at NUI Maynooth. The network is composed of NUI Maynooth CISM researchers, Health Service Executive
    Health Service Executive
    The Health Service Executive is responsible for the provision of healthcare providing health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland, with public funds. The Executive was established by the Health Act, 2004 and came into official operation on January 1, 2005...

    , Department of Defence
    Department of Defence (Ireland)
    The Department of Defence is the department of the Government of Ireland that is responsible for preserving peace and security in Ireland and abroad...

    , Dublin Fire Brigade
    Dublin Fire Brigade
    The Dublin Fire Brigade is the local authority fire and rescue service for Dublin City and the majority of the Greater Dublin Area. It is a branch of Dublin City Council. There are currently 14 fire stations manned by DFB, 12 of which are full-time, the other 2 are part-time or "retained"....

    , the Civil Defence, Irish Coast Guard
    Irish Coast Guard
    The Irish Coast Guard is part of the Department of Transport. The Irish Search and Rescue Region, which includes most of the Republic of Ireland and parts of Northern Ireland is the area over which the coast guard has authority. This area is bounded by the UK Search and Rescue Region...

    , Irish Aviation Authority
    Irish Aviation Authority
    The Irish Aviation Authority is a commercial semi state company employing approximately 700 people at six locations around Ireland. The IAA has two main functions; the provision of air traffic management & related services in Irish controlled airspace and the safety regulation of the civil...

    , Irish Red Cross
    Irish Red Cross
    The Irish Red Cross Society , commonly referred to as the Irish Red Cross , is the National Red Cross Society in the Republic of Ireland. It was established by Nurse Elizabeth O'Herrin either on 1 July or 1 August 1939 on the approach of the Second World War...

    , Order of Malta, Ireland, Search and Rescue Dog Association, National Ambulance Training School and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.

Spinout Companies


Student Clubs


NUI Maynooth has a vibrant club scene. Clubs on campus include those for rugby, gaelic football, hurling & camogie, judo
Judo
is a modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an...

, badminton, swimming, tennis, archery, trampoline, surfing, canoeing and kayaking ('MUCK'), golf, Skiing, parkour & free running, etc. Most of the universities clubs take part in intervarsity competition to some degree. NUI Maynooth also participate in an annual intervarsity sporting competition with Dublin City University
Dublin City University
Dublin City University is a university situated between Glasnevin, Santry, Ballymun and Whitehall on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland...

, known as the 35s.

Sporting scholarships


The university offers a number of sport scholarships to aspiring students in Gaelic games
Gaelic Athletic Association
The Gaelic Athletic Association is an amateur Irish and international cultural and sporting organisation focused primarily on promoting Gaelic games, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball and rounders...

, rugby
Rugby football
Rugby football is a style of football named after Rugby School in the United Kingdom. It is seen most prominently in two current sports, rugby league and rugby union.-History:...

, golf
Golf
Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes....

, swimming
Swimming (sport)
Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...

, Soccer and snooker
Snooker
Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a green baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. A regular table is . It is played using a cue and snooker balls: one white , 15 worth one point each, and six balls of different :...

. Rugby scholarships were introduced to NUI Maynooth in 2006 in which scholarship students are obliged to attend the rugby performance centre and to play with the university teams and Barnhall RFC
Barnhall RFC
Barnhall Rugby Football Club is a rugby club in Leixlip, County Kildare near Dublin. The club has a very successful history and one of the largest youth rugby programmes in Ireland. Barnhall has 7 senior teams including an under 20's team, a ladies team and underage teams from 19's to 13's at youth...

. The NUI Maynooth Rugby Performance Centre is open to all Rugby Club members attending NUIM. The aim of the Centre being to enhance students' prospects within the game of rugby and to continue to achieve success with the university teams. As part of the link up with Barnhall RFC, players from the youth system 16-20's are invited to take part in a summer programme.

Recent accolades

Year Placement Sport Competition
2008 1st Intervarsity Swimming Championships Swimming
1979 2nd Fitzgibbon Cup
Fitzgibbon Cup
The Fitzgibbon Cup the championship for top division of university hurling in Ireland. It is administrated by the Higher Education committee which is part of the Gaelic Athletic Association...

 
Hurling
1977 2nd Fitzgibbon Cup
Fitzgibbon Cup
The Fitzgibbon Cup the championship for top division of university hurling in Ireland. It is administrated by the Higher Education committee which is part of the Gaelic Athletic Association...

 
Hurling
1976 1st Sigerson Cup
Sigerson Cup
The Sigerson Cup is the top division of Higher Education Gaelic football in Ireland, It is administrated by the Higher Education committee which is part of the Gaelic Athletic Association...

 
Gaelic Football
1976 2nd Fitzgibbon Cup
Fitzgibbon Cup
The Fitzgibbon Cup the championship for top division of university hurling in Ireland. It is administrated by the Higher Education committee which is part of the Gaelic Athletic Association...

 
Hurling
1975 2nd Fitzgibbon Cup
Fitzgibbon Cup
The Fitzgibbon Cup the championship for top division of university hurling in Ireland. It is administrated by the Higher Education committee which is part of the Gaelic Athletic Association...

 
Hurling
1973 1st Fitzgibbon Cup
Fitzgibbon Cup
The Fitzgibbon Cup the championship for top division of university hurling in Ireland. It is administrated by the Higher Education committee which is part of the Gaelic Athletic Association...

 
Hurling
1973 2nd Sigerson Cup
Sigerson Cup
The Sigerson Cup is the top division of Higher Education Gaelic football in Ireland, It is administrated by the Higher Education committee which is part of the Gaelic Athletic Association...

 
Gaelic Football

Student Societies


NUI Maynooth has a vibrant society scene.

There is a colourful history of drama and theatre at NUI Maynooth, which can be traced back to eminent alumni such as Brian Friel
Brian Friel
Brian Friel is an Irish dramatist, author and director of the Field Day Theatre Company. He is considered to be the greatest living English-language dramatist, hailed by the English-speaking world as an "Irish Chekhov" and "the universally accented voice of Ireland"...

 (1948) and faculty such as internationally renowned playwright Frank McGuinness
Frank McGuinness
Professor Frank McGuinness is an award-winning Irish playwright and poet. As well as his own works, which include Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, he is recognised for a "strong record of adapting literary classics, having translated the plays of Racine, Sophocles, Ibsen and...

. Students of the university and St Patrick's College take part in various dramatic productions throughout the year, ranging from tragedy to comedy, melodrama, farce and improv
Improvisational theatre
Improvisational theatre takes many forms. It is best known as improv or impro, which is often comedic, and sometimes poignant or dramatic. In this popular, often topical art form improvisational actors/improvisers use improvisational acting techniques to perform spontaneously...

. NUI Maynooth Drama Society annually confers the Eugene Niland Spirit of Drama Award on a recipient who demonstrates an extraordinary level of dedication to the craft of theatre, complete with a display of integrity and honorable principles in the practice thereof. The Drama Society won Best Society at the Students Union Clubs and Socs Awards 2006 and again in 2007 and the Society's Improvisation Team won the 2009 ISDA Improv event.
In-keeping with Maynooth's traditional ecclesiastical focus, Maynooth Christian Union is a multi-denominational, Christian
Christian
A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the Canonical gospels and the letters of the New Testament...

, faith-based society which operates as a part of IFES Ireland (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
The International Fellowship of Evangelical Students is an association of about 136 evangelical Christian student movements worldwide, encouraging evangelism, discipleship and mission among students. The goal of the organisation is to establish local autonomous student movements in every country...

)
along with 25 other Christian Unions in Ireland. Its aim as a society is to unite Christian students on campus, to bear witness to the Gospel
Gospel
A gospel is an account, often written, that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In a more general sense the term "gospel" may refer to the good news message of the New Testament. It is primarily used in reference to the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John...

, and to promote meaningful dialogue on the NUI Maynooth campus. The Christian Union was awarded "Most Improved Society" 2010/2011 at the Maynooth Students Union Clubs & Socs Awards.
In 2010-2011 the Maynooth Students' SVP - St. Vincent de Paul Society had undoubtedly one of the best years if not the best in its thirteen years as an official society at Maynooth Campus . This can be seen by the society not only winning the Fr Martin Loftus Perpetual Cup for the best pastoral society on campus but also by winning the best charitable society in the Club and Societies league and SVP can be placed as one of the best, largest and most active societies at Maynooth. The Maynooth Students' SVP is run by students for students that reaches out to the wider community which exists to fight poverty and runs many different events and activities throughout the year. The society is relaxed, easy-going and flexible to suit the student and the student can get involved as much or as little as they like. Some of the activities run are the weekly soup runs to the homeless of Dublin, local nursing home visits, homework clubs, flat decorating, training and courses and even volunteering with Sunshine House during the summers which are holidays for children of areas of disadvantage in Ireland. There are also social and fundraising events such as the extremely popular Fr Ted Themed Lovely Girls Competition, Santa’s Grotto, nights out, weekends away, BBQ’s, pub crawls, sleep outs, cake sales, quizzes, debates, charity ball, fun run, slave auctions, guest speakers, 5 a- sides, the PJ party and teaming up with the other University SVP Conferences. One of the highlights of the year is the societies free intervarsity weekend away usually held in the second weekend in November each year.
Other societies include those for music, dance, biology, art ('Playdo'), fashion ('Spotlight'), mathematics, literature and debating ('LND'), Maynooth Students' SVP - St Vincent de Paul Society, as well as political societies/groups.

BICS awards


NUI Maynooth annually compete for university/college society awards at a national level, which are organised by the Board of Irish College Societies (BICS).
Recent awards
Year Award
2010 Best Event
2009 Best Society Individual
2008 Best Society
2008 Best Society Individual
2008 Best Fresher

35s


In addition to individual clubs' intervarsity competitions, NUI Maynooth has a standing intervarsity competition with DCU
DCU
DCU may mean:*D.C. United, a Washington, D.C. soccer club*DC Universe, the shared universe of most DC Comics publications*Darden Employees Federal Credit Union, a credit union with headquarters in Orlando, FL*Dublin City University...

 each year called the 35s, in which the two colleges compete as a whole. Each club faces their counterpart in DCU, the winning university being whichever takes most points out of the 35 available over all sports.

The Supernatural


A number of ghost stories and hauntings are connected to the university. Many of these arise from its historic connection with St. Patrick's seminary
Seminary
A seminary, theological college, or divinity school is an institution of secondary or post-secondary education for educating students in theology, generally to prepare them for ordination as clergy or for other ministry...

.

Christmas Carol Service


A carol service is held in the chapel on an annual basis. The service is open to staff and students of the university and St Patrick's College, as well as members of the general public. Because of high demand, tickets are allocated by lottery.

Notable Alumni and Faculty



Nobel Laureates
  • John Hume
    John Hume
    John Hume is a former Irish politician from Derry, Northern Ireland. He was a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, and was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, with David Trimble....

    , graduate, politician, activist, Nobel
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

     Laureate and winner of the Sean Mc Bride Peace Award
  • Professor John Sweeney, ICARUS Director & lecturer in the department of Geography and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
    Nobel Peace Prize
    The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel.-Background:According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize shall be awarded to the person who...

     Laureate


Government, Politics, Law and Public Policy
  • Former Taoiseach
    Taoiseach
    The Taoiseach is the head of government or prime minister of Ireland. The Taoiseach is appointed by the President upon the nomination of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas , and must, in order to remain in office, retain the support of a majority in the Dáil.The current Taoiseach is...

     Bertie Ahern
    Bertie Ahern
    Patrick Bartholomew "Bertie" Ahern is a former Irish politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 26 June 1997 to 7 May 2008....

     has been appointed as Honorary Adjunct Professor of Mediation and Conflict Intervention in the School of Business and Law.
  • Joe Costello
    Joe Costello (Irish politician)
    Joe Costello is an Irish Labour Party politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála for the Dublin Central constituency and is the Labour Party Spokesperson on Transport....

     TD (Dublin Central)
  • Noel Dempsey
    Noel Dempsey
    Noel Dempsey is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Meath and Meath West constituencies from 1987 to 2011...

     TD and Cabinet Minister
  • Éamon de Valera
    Éamon de Valera
    Éamon de Valera was one of the dominant political figures in twentieth century Ireland, serving as head of government of the Irish Free State and head of government and head of state of Ireland...

    , President of Ireland
    President of Ireland
    The President of Ireland is the head of state of Ireland. The President is usually directly elected by the people for seven years, and can be elected for a maximum of two terms. The presidency is largely a ceremonial office, but the President does exercise certain limited powers with absolute...

    , lectured in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics at Maynooth in 1912
  • John Blake Dillon
    John Blake Dillon
    John Blake Dillon was an Irish writer and Politician who was one of the founding members of the Young Ireland movement....

     the Irish nationalist, Young Ireland
    Young Ireland
    Young Ireland was a political, cultural and social movement of the mid-19th century. It led changes in Irish nationalism, including an abortive rebellion known as the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848. Many of the latter's leaders were tried for sedition and sentenced to penal transportation to...

     member, who co -founded The Nation
    The Nation (Irish newspaper)
    The Nation was an Irish nationalist weekly newspaper, published in the 19th century. The Nation was printed first at 12 Trinity Street, Dublin, on 15 October 1842, until 6 January 1844...

    newspaper spent two years in Maynooth.
  • Mary Hanafin
    Mary Hanafin
    Mary Hanafin is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who was a Teachta Dála for Dún Laoghaire from 1997 to 2011. She served as Government Chief Whip , Minister for Education and Science , Minister for Social and Family Affairs , Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport and Minister for Enterprise,...

     TD
    Teachta Dála
    A Teachta Dála , usually abbreviated as TD in English, is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas . It is the equivalent of terms such as "Member of Parliament" or "deputy" used in other states. The official translation of the term is "Deputy to the Dáil", though a more literal...

    , Minister for Social & Family Affairs (BA, HdipEd)
  • Brian Hayes
    Brian Hayes (politician)
    Brian Hayes is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South West constituency and also the Minister of State at the Department of Finance.-Early life:...

     TD (Dublin South West)
  • Joe McHugh
    Joe McHugh
    Joe McHugh is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Donegal North East constituency since May 2007.-Background and personal life:...

     TD (Donegal
    Donegal
    Donegal or Donegal Town is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Its name, which was historically written in English as Dunnagall or Dunagall, translates from Irish as "stronghold of the foreigners" ....

     North East)
  • Kevin O'Higgins
    Kevin O'Higgins
    Kevin Christopher O'Higgins was an Irish politician who served as Vice-President of the Executive Council and Minister for Justice. He was part of early nationalist Sinn Féin, before going on to become a prominent member of Cumann na nGaedheal. O'Higgins initiated the An Garda Síochána police force...

     MP
    Member of Parliament
    A Member of Parliament is a representative of the voters to a :parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, the term applies specifically to members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title, such as senate, and thus also have different titles for its members,...

    , TD
    Teachta Dála
    A Teachta Dála , usually abbreviated as TD in English, is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas . It is the equivalent of terms such as "Member of Parliament" or "deputy" used in other states. The official translation of the term is "Deputy to the Dáil", though a more literal...

  • Mary O'Rourke
    Mary O'Rourke
    Mary O'Rourke is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She is a former Teachta Dála for the Longford–Westmeath and Westmeath constituencies. She served as Minister for Education , Minister for Health and Minister for Public Enterprise...

     TD, Sen. (BA, HdipEd)
  • Joe O'Toole
    Joe O'Toole
    Joseph John "Joe" O'Toole is a former Irish independent politician, who was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1987 to 2011.He was born and brought up in Dingle, County Kerry, O'Toole was a teacher for ten years and then a school principal in County Dublin...

    (HdipEd), former president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions(ICTU) and Independent NUI Senator
  • Richard Lalor Sheil
    Richard Lalor Sheil
    Richard Lalor Sheil , Irish politician, writer and orator, was born at Drumdowney, Slieverue, County Kilkenny, Ireland...

     MP, and playwright, an associate of Daniel O'Connell and a founder of the Catholic Association
    Catholic Association
    The Catholic Association was an Irish Roman Catholic political organisation set up by Daniel O'Connell in the early nineteenth century to campaign for Catholic emancipation within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It was one of the first mass-membership political movements in...

     attended the lay college in Maynooth, and strongly spoke in favour of the Maynooth Grant
    Maynooth Grant
    The Maynooth Grant was a major British political controversy of the 1840s which arose partly due to the general anti-Irish and anti-Catholic feelings of the British population....

    .
  • Stephen Woulfe
    Stephen Woulfe
    Stephen Woulfe was an Irish barrister and Liberal politician. He served as Solicitor-General for Ireland, 1836 and as Attorney-General for Ireland in 1838; he became first Catholic to be Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer.-Life:...

     who became a barrister, and Attorney General and the first catholic to be Chief Barron of the Irish Exchequer also attended the lay college at Maynooth.


The Arts and the Media
  • Concert promoter Jim Aiken
    Jim Aiken (Concert promoter)
    Jim Aiken was a concert promoter responsible for bring many international acts to perform concerts in Ireland through his company Aiken Promotions, he was responsible for many big gigs in Ireland such as U2 at Croke Park, and concerts at Slane Castle such as Bruce Springsteen and Queen.Aiken was...

  • Broadcaster Craig Doyle
    Craig Doyle
    Craig Doyle is an Irish television and radio presenter. To British viewers he is recognisable as working for the BBC and ITV...

  • Playwright
    Playwright
    A playwright, also called a dramatist, is a person who writes plays.The term is not a variant spelling of "playwrite", but something quite distinct: the word wright is an archaic English term for a craftsman or builder...

     and short story writer Brian Friel
    Brian Friel
    Brian Friel is an Irish dramatist, author and director of the Field Day Theatre Company. He is considered to be the greatest living English-language dramatist, hailed by the English-speaking world as an "Irish Chekhov" and "the universally accented voice of Ireland"...

    , who graduated with a BA in 1948
  • Poet Denis Florence MacCarthy
    Denis Florence MacCarthy
    Denis Florence MacCarthy was an Irish poet, translator, and biographer, born in Lower O'Connell Street, Dublin.-Life:McCarthy was born in Lower O'Connell Street, Dublin, on 26 May 1817, and educated there and at Maynooth. He acquired an intimate knowledge of Spanish from a learned priest, who had...

  • Playwright Frank McGuinness
    Frank McGuinness
    Professor Frank McGuinness is an award-winning Irish playwright and poet. As well as his own works, which include Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, he is recognised for a "strong record of adapting literary classics, having translated the plays of Racine, Sophocles, Ibsen and...

     taught English in Maynooth
  • Chris Morash, chair of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
    Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
    The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was established on 1 October 2009 effectively replacing the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland ....

     Compliance Committee is Professor of English, Media and Theatre Studies at NUI Maynooth
  • Eurovision 1996 winner Eimear Quinn
    Eimear Quinn
    Eimear Quinn is an Irish singer. Dublin born Eimear joined her first choir at four years of age and at fifteen she started formal vocal training at the College of Music under the tutelage of Jody Beggan. Eimear later graduated with a degree in Music from National University of Ireland Maynooth...

  • Former Miss Ireland Niamh Redmond
    Niamh Marie Redmond
    Niamh Redmond was the 1996 winner of the Miss Ireland contest and represented Ireland in the Miss World 1996 in Bangalore, in India.She did not participate in the Miss Universe contest due to the franchise being sold. Niamh holds a degree in Finance from National University of Ireland, Maynooth.-...

     is a graduate in finance


Science, Technology and Academia
  • Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Dermot Barnes-Holmes is a Professor at the Department of Psychology at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is known for an analysis of human language and cognition through the development of Relational Frame Theory with Steven C. Hayes, and its application in various psychological settings...

    , Professor of Psychology, is the world's most prolific author in the experimental analysis of behaviour for the years 1980 - 1999, and is noted for the development of Relational Frame Theory
    Relational frame theory
    Relational frame theory, or RFT, is a psychological theory of human language and cognition. It was developed largely through the efforts of Steven C...

     alongside Steven C. Hayes
    Steven C. Hayes
    Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is known for an analysis of human language and cognition , and its application to various psychological difficulties .Hayes' work is somewhat controversial, and in 2006 was the...

    .
  • Nicholas Callan
    Nicholas Callan
    Father Nicholas Joseph Callan was an Irish priest and scientist from Darver, Co. Louth, Ireland. He was Professor of Natural Philosophy in Maynooth College near Dublin from 1834, and is best known for his work on the induction coil....

    , inventor of the induction coil
    Induction coil
    An induction coil or "spark coil" is a type of disruptive discharge coil. It is a type of electrical transformer used to produce high-voltage pulses from a low-voltage direct current supply...

    , who was a student and Professor of Natural Philosophy (Physics) at Maynooth
  • Sir Dominic Corrigan
    Dominic Corrigan
    Sir Dominic Corrigan was a physician, known for his original observations in heart disease. The abnormal "collapsing" pulse of aortic valve insufficiency is named Corrigan's pulse after him.-Birth and Education:The son of a dealer in agricultural tools, Corrigan was educated in St...

     Bart., MD, MP, physician, first Catholic president of the Royal College of Physicians, member of the Queen's Colleges Senate, Vice-Chancellor of the Queen's University in Ireland, and Liberal MP for Dublin City was student of the lay college in the early 19th century.
  • Mathematician and Classical scholar Pádraig de Brún
    Pádraig de Brún
    Monsignor Pádraig de Brún was an Irish clergyman, mathematician and classical scholar, who served as President of University College Galway....

     was Professor of Mathematics at Maynooth prior to becoming president of UCG (NUI Galway).
  • Sir Joseph de Courcy Laffan
    Sir Joseph de Courcy Laffan
    Sir Joseph De Courcy Laffan, 1st Baronet was a noted Irish physician.Laffan treated troops in the Peninsular War, he was the personal physician to Queen Victoria's father the Duke of Kent and also the Duke of York .Laffan, the son of Walter Laffan, was born on 15 March 1786 in Cashel in County...

     physician to the Duke of Kent and Duke of York attended the early lay college in Maynooth.
  • Christopher Fleming MD, former president of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Current Provost
    Provost (education)
    A provost is the senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and Australia, the equivalent of a pro-vice-chancellor at some institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland....

     of Trinity College, Dublin
    Trinity College, Dublin
    Trinity College, Dublin , formally known as the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I as the "mother of a university", Extracts from Letters Patent of Elizabeth I, 1592: "...we...found and...

     John Hegarty
    John Hegarty
    John Hegarty was elected 43rd Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 2001 for a ten-year term.-Life:He was born in Claremorris, County Mayo, and was educated locally at St Colman's College...

     holds both a BSc in Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Philosophy and a HDipEd from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
  • Theologian & physicist Gerald Molloy
    Gerald Molloy
    Gerald Molloy was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, theologian and scientist.-Life:He was educated at Castleknock College, and subsequently went to Maynooth College...

  • Noted Astronomer and Physicist Susan McKenna Lawlor is a professor of Experimental Physics.
  • Dr Michael O'Dwyer was nominated Chevalier dans l'ordre des Palmes académiques, by French Prime Minister François Fillon
    François Fillon
    François Charles Armand Fillon is the Prime Minister of France. He was appointed to that office by President Nicolas Sarkozy on 17 May 2007. He served initially until 13 November 2010 when he resigned from being prime minister before a planned cabinet reshuffle.On 14 November 2010, Sarkozy...

    .


Theology
  • Cornelius Denvir
    Cornelius Denvir
    The Most Reverend Cornelius Denvir D.D. was an Irish Roman Catholic Prelate, mathematician, natural philosopher and former Lord Bishop of Down and Connor.-Career:...

  • Former president of Maynooth, and later Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia, Daniel Mannix
    Daniel Mannix
    Daniel Mannix was an Irish-born Australian Catholic bishop. Mannix was the Archbishop of Melbourne for 46 years and one of the most influential public figures in 20th century Australia....

     was nominated in his adopted country as one of the 'one-hundred great Australians' of the 20th century.


Honorary Graduates
  • Golfer Pádraig Harrington
    Padraig Harrington
    Pádraig P. Harrington is an Irish professional golfer who plays on The European Tour and The PGA Tour. He has won three major championships: The Open Championship in 2007 and 2008 and the PGA Championship, also in 2008.-Background:...

  • David Mackey, chairman of the Croke Park Executive Committee
  • Seán Quinn
    Seán Quinn
    Seán Quinn is an Irish businessman and conglomerateur, now bankrupt. In 2008 he was the richest person in Ireland, but he now has debts...

     businessman and conglomerateur
  • Aga Khan
    Aga Khan
    Aga Khan is the hereditary title of the Imam of the largest branch of the Ismā'īlī followers of the Shī‘a faith. They affirm the Imamat of the descendants of Ismail ibn Jafar, eldest son of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq, while the larger Twelver branch of Shi`ism follows Ismail's younger brother Musa...

     head of the Ismaeli Muslim community

Currently active

  • University News: Quarterly bulletin
  • ReSearch: Magazine detailing current research at the university
  • The Bridge: Biannual alumni magazine
  • The Print: Monthly magazine published by the Students' Union, featuring editorials, interviews, creative works and campus news
  • The Golden Thread: Newsletter featuring editorials, comment and articles on current issues regarding the law department and the area of law in general

Defunct

  • The Tonic / Maynooth Advocate: newspaper titles published by the Publications Society.

  • The SUS / nuimsu.com / The Spoke: former newspaper & magazine titles published by the Students' Union (predecessors to The Print).

See also

  • Education in the Republic of Ireland
    Education in the Republic of Ireland
    The levels of education in Ireland are primary, secondary and higher education. In recent years further education has grown immensely. Growth in the economy since the 1960s has driven much of the change in the education system. Education in Ireland is free at all levels, including college , but...

  • List of universities in the Republic of Ireland
  • National University of Ireland
    National University of Ireland
    The National University of Ireland , , is a federal university system of constituent universities, previously called constituent colleges, and recognised colleges set up under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, and significantly amended by the Universities Act, 1997.The constituent universities are...

  • St Patrick's College, Maynooth
    St Patrick's College, Maynooth
    St Patrick's College, Maynooth is the "National Seminary for Ireland" , 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. The college was officially established as the Royal College...

  • Royal University of Ireland
    Royal University of Ireland
    The Royal University of Ireland was founded in accordance with the University Education Act 1879 as an examining and degree-awarding university based on the model of the University of London. A Royal Charter was issued on April 27, 1880 and examinations were opened to candidates irrespective of...

  • Catholic University of Ireland
    Catholic University of Ireland
    The Catholic University of Ireland was a Catholic university in Dublin, Ireland and was founded in 1851 following the Synod of Thurles in 1850, and in response to the Queen's University of Ireland and its associated colleges which were nondenominational...


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