Located near Dublin, Maynooth University is internationally recognized for the quality and value of its research and scholarship and dedication to teaching. Maynooth traces its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, drawing inspiration from a heritage that includes over 200 years of education and scholarship. The University is a place of lively contrasts. It is a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly-growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions. Located in the historic town of Maynooth, 25 km from Dublin, Maynooth University combines the peaceful and historic beauty of fine eighteenth-century buildings with the very best of modern research and teaching facilities.