|Most Popular Places on Campus:||St Joseph's Square and Chapel (medieval buildings from 19th century)|
National Science Museum
Russell Library / Main Library - new building
The Phoenix - new Student Restaurant and Sports Center
Pugin Hall - dining hall designed by architect Pugin in 19th Century
The Student Bar and Venue host regular music and comedy gigs, and the new postgraduate building 'Iontas' hosts performances and seminars, in addition to a new media gallery, showcasing projects and research of students and staff. The National Science Museum holds the first ever battery and induction coil, created at National University of Ireland Maynooth by Nicholas Callan. The Russell Library holds antique texts, while the main library is being extended to double the size of the facility.
|Most Popular Places Off Campus:||Dublin city center (25 minutes away)|
Maynooth Castle, Carton House and Demesne, Castletown House, Leixlip Castle
Phoenix Park - largest walled park in Europe, includes Dublin Zoo
Kildare National Stud and Japanese Gardens
Liffey Valley Shopping Center (15 minutes away)
Dublin City Center is home to the Phoenix Park, National Museums, National Library, National Art Gallery, Houses of Government , National Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham Gaol, Guinness Storehouse Museum, shopping on Grafton Street and Henry Street, TempleBar, and so much more. Dublin is a City of Science 2012 and a UNESCO City of Literature.
The local area around Maynooth is also full of history and historical buildings. The location also provides easy access to some of Ireland's most treasured historical tourist attractions, such as Newgrange Tomb, Trim Castle, etc.