National University of Ireland, Maynooth

National University of Ireland, Maynooth
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad
Latin: Universitas Hiberniae Nationalis apud Manutium
Motto Veritati Fir Fer
Motto in English Truth Strength Courage
Established 1997
Type Public
President Prof. Tom Collins (interim president, replacing Prof. John G Hughes
Vice-president Prof. Jim Walsh
Registrar Dr David B Redmond
Academic staff 252
Students 7,640[1]
Undergraduates 4,968[1]
Postgraduates 1,228[1]
Other students 378
Location Maynooth, Leinster, Ireland
53°23′01″N 6°35′59″W / 53.3835°N 6.5996°W / 53.3835; -6.5996Coordinates: 53°23′01″N 6°35′59″W / 53.3835°N 6.5996°W / 53.3835; -6.5996
Former names St Patrick's College, Maynooth,
Royal College of St. Patrick
Affiliations St Patrick's College, Maynooth

The National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM; Irish: Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad; Latin: Universitas Hiberniae Nationalis apud Manutium), was founded by the Universities Act, 1997 as a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It is Ireland's second oldest university, having been formed from St Patrick's College, Maynooth,[2] itself founded in 1795.

The university is located in the town of Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 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, and a modern north campus, occupying circa 100 acres (0.40 km2).[3][4] With over 7,500 registered students, it is Ireland's smallest, yet fastest growing university.[5][6] In 2009, NUI Maynooth was listed as a Top500 university in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.[7][8] 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.[9][10][11]



18th and 19th centuries

St Joseph's Square, South Campus

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,[12] 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[13] was closed in 1817[14] 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, and later offered Royal University of Ireland 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 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.[citation needed]

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.[15]

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.


St Kieran's College, Kilkenny
  • 1518 - Garret Óg Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare, founded the College of St Mary, in Maynooth [16]
  • 1535 - College of St. Mary confiscated as part of Henry VIII's religious reforms [16][17]
  • 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 transfer of maynooth grant from Dublin to London; John Butler, 12th Baron Dunboyne 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 [17]
  • 1876 - Maynooth becomes a constituent college of the Catholic University of Ireland
  • 1886 - Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland by Gladstone, Maynooth was disendowed, lay trustess left the board.[13]
  • 1880 - Royal University of Ireland founded
  • 1895 - Centenary Celebrations
  • 1896 - Maynooth granted Pontifical University status by Papal Charter
  • 1903 - King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra visited it on 24 July 1903
  • 1908 - National University of Ireland founded
  • 1909 - Royal University of Ireland dissolved
  • 1910 - St. Patricks College. Maynooth officially becomes a recognised college of the National University of Ireland [17]
  • 1921 - Foundation of Irish Free State
  • 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) 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 founded.
  • 1999 - Foundation of Dept. of Psychology
  • 2001 - Foundation of Dept. of Engineering
  • 2007 - Marie Curie Laboratory for Membrane Proteins opens, as NUIM wins European Union 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 will move to the University by 2013; formation of the School of Business; Professor John Hughes resigns presidency to take post at Bangor University.


The University campus straddles the main Maynooth to Kilcock 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

Maynooth Castle at the South Campus gates

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; 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.

Bog oak sculpture in St. Joseph's square

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. [18]

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), the Iontas building, the Arts Building, the Science Building and the John Hume 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.

Iontas Building and The John Hume Building

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.[citation needed] 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 will also become part of NUI Maynooth by 2013.

Faculties, Schools, Departments and Centres

Faculties Schools Departments
Social Sciences
Adult and Community Education
Applied Social Studies
Economics, Finance and Accounting
Business and Law Management
Design and Innovation
Innovation Value Institute (Research Institute)
Science and Engineering
Computer Science
Electronic Engineering
Experimental Physics
Mathematical Physics
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
Centre for Media Studies
Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Froebel College of Education

As of 2013, Froebel College of Education 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.[19][20][21]


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.[22]

Academic Affiliations

NUI Maynooth is a member of Universities Ireland,[23] The Irish Universities Association,[24] European University Association,[25] European Association for International Education [26] and Eurodoc.[27] NUIM is also a member of Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance, along with three other universities; TCD, UCD, DCU, and four institutes of technology; DIT, IADT, ITT and ITB. [28]

Any student of St Patrick's College, Maynooth 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.


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.[9][10][11]

In 2009, NUI Maynooth was listed as a Top500 university in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.[7][8]

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.[29]

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.[30]

NUIM recorded the highest growth in first preference school-leaver applications in the university sector in 2010.[31][32]

Academic Competition

St Patrick's College (NUI) won the inaugural University Challenge based Irish Higher Education Quiz show on RTÉ, Challenging Times in 1991, winning again in 1992 and as NUIM in 1999.

NUI Maynooth and University of Newcastle, Australia’s joint robotic soccer team 'Numanoids’ won the soccer Standard Platform League (2-Legged Robot) RoboCup 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 in 2007. NUI Maynooth achieved both first and third place in the Imagine Cup Ireland finals, earning participation in the world finals in Seoul, 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 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.[33] 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:

Spinout Companies

Student life and traditions

Student Clubs

NUI Maynooth has a vibrant club scene. Clubs on campus include those for rugby, gaelic football, hurling & camogie, judo, 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, known as the 35s.

Sporting scholarships

The university offers a number of sport scholarships to aspiring students in Gaelic games, rugby, golf, swimming, Soccer and snooker. 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. 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.[citation needed]

Recent accolades

Year Placement Sport Competition
2008 1st Intervarsity Swimming Championships Swimming
1979 2nd Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling
1977 2nd Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling
1976 1st Sigerson Cup Gaelic Football
1976 2nd Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling
1975 2nd Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling
1973 1st Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling
1973 2nd Sigerson Cup 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 (1948) and faculty such as internationally renowned playwright Frank McGuinness. 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. 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, faith-based society which operates as a part of IFES Ireland[49] (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) 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, 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).[50]

Recent awards
Year Award
2010[51] Best Event
2009[52] Best Society Individual
2008[53] Best Society
2008 Best Society Individual
2008 Best Fresher



In addition to individual clubs' intervarsity competitions, NUI Maynooth has a standing intervarsity competition with DCU 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.[54]

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.[55]

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.[56]

Notable Alumni and Faculty

John Hume, Nobel Laureate

Nobel Laureates

  • John Hume, graduate, politician, activist, Nobel Laureate and winner of the Sean Mc Bride Peace Award [57]
  • Professor John Sweeney, ICARUS Director & lecturer in the department of Geography and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate [58][59]

Government, Politics, Law and Public Policy

The Arts and the Media

Science, Technology and Academia

  • Dermot Barnes-Holmes, 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 alongside Steven C. Hayes.
  • Nicholas Callan, inventor of the induction coil, who was a student and Professor of Natural Philosophy (Physics) at Maynooth
    Nicholas Callan, inventor of the induction coil
  • Sir Dominic Corrigan 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.[65][66][67]
  • Mathematician and Classical scholar Pádraig de Brún was Professor of Mathematics at Maynooth prior to becoming president of UCG (NUI Galway).
  • Sir Joseph de Courcy Laffan 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 of Trinity College, Dublin John Hegarty holds both a BSc in Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Philosophy and a HDipEd from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
  • Theologian & physicist Gerald Molloy
  • Noted Astronomer and Physicist Susan McKenna Lawlor is a professor of Experimental Physics.[68]
  • Dr Michael O'Dwyer was nominated Chevalier dans l'ordre des Palmes académiques, by French Prime Minister François Fillon.


  • Cornelius Denvir
  • Former president of Maynooth, and later Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia, Daniel Mannix was nominated in his adopted country as one of the 'one-hundred great Australians' of the 20th century.[69]

Honorary Graduates


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


  • The Tonic / Maynooth Advocate: newspaper titles published by the Publications Society.
  • The SUS / / The Spoke: former newspaper & magazine titles published by the Students' Union (predecessors to The Print).

See also

External links


  1. ^ a b c President's Report 2008-2009
  2. ^ NUI Maynooth> About NUI Maynooth > History
  3. ^ St. Patrick's College Maynooth>Welcome
  4. ^ St Patrick's College, Maynooth
  5. ^ M195[dead link]
  6. ^ NUI Maynooth > Communications Office < Press Release
  7. ^ a b NUI Maynooth>Communications?Press Releases>Top 500
  8. ^ a b Top Universities
  10. ^ a b Irish university makes U.S. 'best' guide -
  11. ^ a b National University of Ireland Maynooth Becomes First and Only University Outside North America to Be Included in the Princeton Review Guide: "The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edit...
  12. ^ Maynooth College History Official St Patrick's College website
  13. ^ a b  "Maynooth College". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  14. ^ Lay Catholics Educated at Maynooth College. (Hansard, 27 March 1908) Lay Catholics Educated at Maynooth College (Hansard, 1908)
  15. ^ Universities Act, 1997 Section 48[dead link]
  16. ^ a b Maynooth College @
  17. ^ a b c Maynooth College: About us > Overview
  18. ^ Science Museum, Maynooth
  19. ^[dead link]
  20. ^ Froebel College Moving to NUI Maynooth 23/4/10, INTO - Irish National Teachers' Organisation -
  21. ^ The Irish Times, 22nd April 2010
  22. ^ NUI Maynooth> Prospective Students
  23. ^ Universities Ireland
  24. ^ Irish Universities Association
  25. ^ EUA
  26. ^ European Association for International Education
  27. ^ Eurodoc
  28. ^ DRHEA - Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance
  29. ^ "NUI Maynooth wins Irish Sunday Times University of the year". The Times (London). 28 September 2008. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  30. ^ Times Online
  31. ^ NUI Maynooth>communications>press releases>cao
  32. ^ Sunday Business Post
  33. ^
  34. ^
  35. ^ Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units | Research Office | NUI Maynooth
  36. ^ Irish Climate
  37. ^ Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  38. ^ PostGrad Ireland[dead link]
  39. ^ Intute - Full record - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA)
  40. ^ National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
  41. ^ EDIRC/RePEc - Institution info
  42. ^ NYTimes article featuring NCG
  43. ^ HSIS - Foras Feasa HSIS
  44. ^ Irish Independent Education supplement
  45. ^ Intel And Nui Maynooth Unveil Innovation Value Instititue
  46. ^ [1][dead link]
  47. ^ Dehydration-Specific Induction of Hydrophilic Protein Genes in the Anhydrobiotic Nematode Aphelenchus avenae - Browne et al. 3 (4): 966 - Eukaryotic Cell
  48. ^[dead link]
  49. ^ IFES Ireland - National University of Ireland at Maynooth
  50. ^ Welcome To BICS
  51. ^ 2010 Awards
  52. ^ 2009 Awards
  53. ^ 2008 Awards
  54. ^ The College View » Success all round for DCU at 35s competition
  55. ^ Dunbrody - Ireland's Historic Emigrant Ship
  56. ^ Carol Service 2008
  57. ^
  58. ^
  59. ^
  60. ^ Bertie Ahern Appointed Honorary Adjunct Professor[dead link]
  61. ^ Maynooth group expresses its opposition to Ahern appointment
  62. ^ Profile of Éamon de Valera (1882-1975)
  63. ^ Profile of John Blake Dillon (1816-1866)
  64. ^ Someone Who'll Watch Over Me - About the Author: Frank McGuinness
  65. ^ The Achievement of Dominic John Corrigan by R. A. L. Agnew Med Hist. 1965 July; 9(3): 230–240.[dead link]
  66. ^ Profile of Sir Dominic Corrigan (1802-1880)
  67. ^ Conscience and Conflict, A Biography of Sir Dominic Corrigan(1802-1880) by Eoin O'Brien (The Glendale Press, Dublin)
  68. ^ Ireland joins the Space Age By Adrian Weckler Sunday Business Post, May 05, 2002
  69. ^ [] National University of Ireland official website
  70. ^ NUI Maynooth > Communications Office > Press Release

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