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St Patrick’s College, Maynooth opened its doors as an educational institution in 1795 and, over the intervening two centuries, it has established for itself an impressive reputation for scholarship and learning. The college and seminary are often referred to as Maynooth College. Today, as a Pontifical University, the College specialises in the study of theology and philosophy and related areas.

As a student, you will be a member of a friendly community at a beautiful location, dedicated to your flourishing in your chosen subjects and in university life, while sharing in the resources of Maynooth University, one of the leading young universities in Ireland and Great Britain. Read more about us

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Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020

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The ‘desire to flourish’ is at the heart of the mandate of the Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. It also names the driving force of the students, academic and support staff, trustees and all positively associated with our College.

After an extensive and positive evaluation and consultation process, a new strategic plan, entitled Desire to Flourish (Plan 2015-2020) will chart our way forward. It outlines six goals that will advance our mission in these challenging yet exciting times for Higher Education, Church and Society.

As a Catholic theological faculty rooted in the Gospel, our vision is to flourish in the service of church, society and culture, nationally and internationally, through a community of research and learning that fosters intellectual, pastoral and professional excellence. Full PDF of the Strategic Plan is available Here

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What Our Students Say

  • CROPPED-Stefano Zordan
    Stefano Zordan

    Coming from a small town in the Italian Alps, choosing to apply to Saint Patrick’s College was certainly not something common or expected….

    …All these experiences contributed to form me not only as a student, but mainly as a person. And it was this aspect, I believe, even more than any academic excellences, which made it possible for me to be accepted by Harvard Divinity School to attend a Masters in Theological Studies. .Read More

  • Megan Byrne

    Megan Byrne

    To sound somewhat cliché, putting St Patrick’s College Maynooth on my CAO was probably the best decision I have ever made. ..Read More

  • Aoife McGrath, PhD

    People are always amazed when they hear I spent 9 years as a student of Theology…Read More

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