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
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
Pontifical University Statutes
Maynooth College Statutes