Visit the NUI Campus

Visit the NUI Campus

NUI Maynooth is hosting one of its University Open Days on April 28. NUI Maynooth celebrates diversity, and welcomes students from all walks of life and from all over the world. Prospective students and interested members of the community are invited to come and look around the campus.

All subject/departments will have individual stands during the Open Day on the first floor of the John Hume Building, where visitors can discuss their interests on a one-to-one basis with staff and current students. There is a wide ranging schedule of talks planned covering many interest and subject areas.

There will be guided tours of the campus including departments such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Experimental Physics and Engineering laboratories. Information about these tours is available from the department stands on the first floor. Tours of the on-campus accommodation will also take place throughout the day. Full details are available at

Challenge race at Maynooth Post Primary

The Maynooth Post Primary Parent-Teacher Association is planning a 10k Challenge to take place on Sunday May 20, starting at 10.30am. This will be run over a route taking in the historic grounds of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth town and the majestic grounds of Carton Hotel/ Estate. All proceeds will go towards the development of playing pitches, running and walking track in association with the GAA at Moyglare Road, Maynooth. These proposed new facilities will be of benefit to the whole community. Entry fee is E20 up to May 1. Thereafter the late fee is E25. You can download and application form at

Surprise screening!

Maynooth Film for All, Film Club’s final presentation of the season on Wednesday May 2 will be a surprise screening! The title will not be revealed until the opening credits roll at 8pm! Don’t drive yourself mad trying to guess what it’s going to be - speculation is futile, just come along and enjoy!

Films are screened in the Iontas Building, North Campus, NUI Maynooth.

Tickets are on sale from 7.30pm. Guest and on the night membership costs just €6.00. Students pay €2.00 at the door.

The full programme starts with a short film at 7.45pm approximately.

Denis Condon Lecturer NUIM will facilitate a short discussion following the feature. Car parking is available to the rear of The Iontas Building and is FREE of charge. Light snacks are available from Bewleys Coffee shop in the Arts Building. The club then takes a break until Culture Night on Friday September 21 when it will launch the new 2012 / 2013 programme.

Tidy Towns

Regular clean ups take place each Saturday throughout the Maynooth area. If you would like to volunteer call 087-3153189.

Classic Directors

The Classic Director Series of screenings and workshops are well under way in Maynooth Library. On May 12 there will be a screening and workshop based on the films of Douglas Sirk, On June 9 it’s the turn of Sam Peckinpah to come under the spotlight, while the films of Martin Scorsese will be the subject of the final workshop on July 7.

Places are free of charge, but limited. If you are interested in signing up for the workshops, please email, telephone 01-6285530 or drop into the library.

Songs of love and defiance

Mark Geary and Guests will be appearing at the Creative Arts Centre, Coates Lane on April 26 at 9pm. Tickets at E8 are available from the Creative Arts Centre.

Mark is a Dublin born musician who emigrated to New York at the age of 19. He spent his early years performing at the famed Sin-e Cafe alongside other young musicians, including Jeff Buckley, Sinead O’Conner. He was soon featured on bills with the likes of Elvis Costello, The Pretenders and Coldplay. Most recently Mark supported Glen Hansard on his 2011 European solo tour. ‘’His delicate songs about love and defiance...recall Richard Thompson and John of the East Villages favorite adopted sons’’ - Time Out New York.

My House in Umbria

The Library will screen “My House in Umbria” on May 1 at 11am as part of its programme for the Bealtine Festival. Based on the novella by William Trevor, My House in Umbria is set in the sprawling Italian countryside. After a tragic train accident, four survivors find solace in the villa of an English writer, Mrs. Delahunty (Maggie Smith).

Take a hike!

Maynooth Hillwalkers is a locally based group which encourages members to explore the great outdoors in the company of other enthusiastic walkers. The group organises frequent outing to Wicklow, although they also go further afield. The group is organising a moderate hike at Ballylow Woods on May Sunday 12. The distance will be 11km with a height gain of 280m. The meeting point is the Blessington Monument at 9.30am.

If you would like to join this walk, please log on to the website at and download the visitors’ rules. Here you can have more details about the Hillwalkers Club and how to join.

Historic documentaries

There will be a showing in the Glenroyal Hotel on April 25 of three short (20 min) documentary films made by the famous Fr. Joe Dunn, who studied theology in Maynooth in the 1950’s and went on to produce hundreds of Radharc documentary films in the early days of Telefís Éireann. The films are, ‘The Late Dr Plunkett’, ‘The Year of the Congress’ (1982) and “Goodbye to Glocamorra (1968). The showings, hosted by the Maynooth Local History Group, will begin at 8pm. Entry is free.


The Girl Guides meet every Tuesday evening in Maynooth. Contact Jackie at 085-1413787 for further details or check the website at

Summer camp coaches

Maynooth GAA Club is seeking experienced and enthusiastic coaches and assistant coaches for its club camps this summer. Club Football starts on July 2 and the Hurling Camp begins on August 20. For more details please contact Barry Feeney at 087 6286133.

Free legal aid

NUIM Free Legal Advice Centre is a student society which runs free legal advice clinics for both students and members of the community under the supervision of a qualified solicitor. FLAC clinics are held at 7pm at the Iontas Building on North Campus. The last clinic date for this year is 26 April.


A creative writing course will be held in the Library on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6-7.45pm, starting in May. Contact the Library for details.