Maynooth University offers students the best of both worlds - a smalltown experience located within an easy commute of Dublin city. The school prides itself on being Ireland’s only “university town,” and the beautiful, historic campus is closely integrated within the vibrant County Kildare town of Maynooth. The University traces its origins directly to the foundation in 1795 of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, and it is Ireland’s second oldest university. It has a long-standing international reputation for learning and academic excellence in the sciences and humanities. Maynooth University also offers a graduate option to API students!