Maynooth Travel guide
Maynooth : Michelin's recommendations
Maynooth, situated on the Royal canal, was for centuries the stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, who were made Earls of Kildare in 1316 and Dukes of Leinster in 1766. Descended from a Norman and Welsh adventurer who arrived in Ireland in 1169, they became one of Ireland's most powerful families, even serving as Governors of Ireland from 1471 to 1534. Maynooth is also famous for its seminary, the best known in Ireland.
Tourist attractions Maynooth : Things to see and do
Main St. IRL - Maynooth
The ruins of a castle, made up of a massive keep surrounded by fragments of a tower, a wall and an entrance gate, lie at the west end of the main street. The tower was built in the 12C by the Fitzgeralds, who lived there until 1656, except for a peri..
Moyglare Rd. IRL - Maynooth
The college, now part of the National University, was founded in 1795 as St Patrick's College, a seminary for the Irish clergy, on property offered on advantageous terms by the Duke of Leinster. An older school, founded by the Fitzgeralds in 1521, wa..
Maynooth IRL - Maynooth
Glenroyal Hotel offers superb leisure facilities, including a modern leisure club and luxurious spa. Maynooth Rail Station is opposite the hotel and Dublin city centre is a 20-minute drive away. The state-of-the-art fitness and leisure centre boasts..
Straffan County Kildare IRL - Straffan
Barberstown Castle, built in the 13th Century, is the only 4 Star Irish Castle “with 5 Star Quality” which boasts close proximity to Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport (both 30 minutes away). Nestled on 20 acres of surrounding gardens, Barberstown..