Maynooth is located 15 miles west of Dublin in Co. Kildare, Ireland's equestrian and golfing heartland (and home to the 2006 Ryder Cup). It is a pleasant 18th century planned town, best known for its seminary, St. Patrick's College, where Catholic Priests have been trained since 1795.
The venue for the conference is the John Hume Building on the North campus of the National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth. To learn more about NUI Maynooth click here and the local area click here.
Map showing location of Maynooth relative to Dublin city and Dublin International airport.
Getting to Maynooth from Dublin Airport using public tansport
Take the bus from the Airport to Dublin City Centre, Connolly Street Station.
The Airport is linked to Dublin by:
- Two Express Services, Aircoach & Airlink (No.747 & No.748) that take about 20 min to reach Dublin city, O’Connell street
- The regular bus 746 takes about 40 min to reach Dublin city centre, O’Connell street
- The regular bus 16 A takes about 60 min to reach Dublin city, O’Connell street
The regular city buses from the airport to the city centre pass the Drumcondra Rail Station which is on the Connolly-Maynooth line, so it is possible to save time by getting off at Drumcondra rather than continuing to the city centre.
Once in Dublin city centre you can travel to Maynooth either by Bus or by Train.
Bus services to Maynooth from Dublin city centre, Pearse Street
- The No. 66 that takes 45 minutes if traffic is light, but may take over an hour at rush-hour
- The No. 67 A that is less frequent and takes on average five minutes longer than the No. 66
- There is a limited late night bus service after midnight; these require special tickets
To find the full time table click here: http://www.dublinbus.ie/
Train service to Maynooth from Dublin City Centre, Connely Station
- The Train from Connolly Station to Maynooth takes 35 min. The frequency is nearly every half an hour. A PDF version of the complete timetable for this route can be downloaded here. Alternatively you can search this timetable for arrival and departure times from your destination by visiting the Irish Rail website.
Getting a taxi to Maynooth from Dublin Airport
If choosing this option it is recommended that you use Maynooth-based taxi to come to Maynooth from Dublin Airport rather than an airport taxi because the fare will be significantly less. Here are a few numbers of Maynooth-based taxis.
|Major Minor Cabs||+353-1-601-6160|
The cost of a regular taxi from Dublin to Maynooth is approximately € 55. You can prebook a Maynooth taxi with any of the above companies before you fly so that the driver will be waiting to meet you when you arrive; they'll ask for your flight number so that the driver can check for flight delays. This system isn't perfect, so keep the phone number on you in case you don't see the driver when you arrive.
Driving to Maynooth from Dublin Airport
- At Airport Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the M1 (signposted M1 Dublin).
- At next roundabout take the 2nd exit, then join the M1 motorway (signposted Dublin).
- Leave the M1 at junction 3, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the M50 (signposted M50 Southbound).
- Take the M50 southbound until you reach the Westlink Toll Bridge.
- Take the exit directly after the Toll Plaza (junction 7, signposted Dublin, Sligo N4) and take the 3rd exit off the roundabout onto the N4 (signposted The West).
- Continue along the N4 onto the M4 and take the exit signposted Straffan, Naas, Maynooth).
- At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Straffan Road - R406 (signposted Maynooth).
- Continue forward onto Straffan Road - R406. Enter Maynooth.
- At the traffic lights in the square turn left onto the R148.
- North campus: Turn right at the traffic lights at the Roost. Follow the main road as it turns left out of the town. The North campus is clearly signposted a few hundred metres along this road on your right.
- South campus: Go straight ahead at the traffic lights at the Roost. The University gates are straight ahead.
Detailed transport and location information for Maynooth (including maps and aerial views of the campus) are available on the University website at http://www.nuim.ie/location/.