Getting to Maynooth

Getting to Maynooth

25Km from Dublin

By Plane

Maynooth lies just 33km south-west of Dublin Airport, around 40 minutes travel time by car. Over 50 airlines operate from 170 destinations to Dublin Airport, with up to 600 flights per day. Visit the Dublin Airport website for flight details.

The Airport Hopper is a daily shuttle bus service directly between Maynooth and Dublin Airport. Buses run at least every hours between 5am an 10pm daily, with a journey time of 50 minutes. Tickets costs approx. €10 each way if booked online at This is the most direct and cost effective way to travel from Dublin Airport to Maynooth Universit The terminus in Maynooth is opposite the Glenroyal hotel, 10 minutes walk from the university. For those staying on Campus accomodation, walk ~ 200 meters from the bus stop into Maynooth, turn left at the T junction and enter the university campus via the South Campus Entrance. The Conference and Accommodation office is straig ahead of you. See #25 on the campus map.

By Dublin Bus

If travelling from Dublin City Center, Maynooth is served by two Dublin Bus routes – the 66 and the 67. Both of these buses depart from Merrion Square in Dublin and run frequent services to the town. The 66x is an express service.

Both bus routes are the same until they reach Lucan; from here the 66 travels to Maynooth via Leixlip, and the 67 via Celbridge.  See the Dublin Bus website for full details or see page 12 of the Maynooth University Transport Guide

By Train

Maynooth lies on the Western Suburban railway line which serves the four Dublin city centre stations (Pearse Station, Tara St, Connolly Station and Docklands) as well as twelve other suburban stationsDrumcondra, Broombridge, Ashtown, Navan Rd. Parkway, Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla, Hansfield, Dunboyne, M3 Parkway, Leixlip Confey and Leixlip Louisa Bridge, making it a quick and convenient way to get to Maynooth University.

This railway line also serves: Sligo, Collooney, Ballymote, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Dromod, Longford, Edgeworthstown, Mullingar, Enfield, Kilcock. The South Campus is approximately five minutes walk from Maynooth train station and the North Campus approximately ten minutes walk. Download the Irish Rail App or visit the Irish Rail website for train times.

See the Leap Card website for information about reduced fares to Maynooth.

By Car

Maynooth is situated 25km from Dublin city centre. Take junction 7 (signposted Maynooth/Straffan/Naas) off the M4 and follow the signs to Maynooth.

Turn left in the centre of the town and the gates to the South Campus are directly ahead of you. To reach the North Campus, take the left in the centre of the town, then turn right, take the next left and the entrance is on your right.

Although Maynooth University operates a permit parking system, permits will not be required during the conference given that it will be outside of term time. However, please note that APCOA patrol the campus throughout the year for dangerous, illegal and inappropriate parking and will penalize any offending vehicles found in breach of The Traffic Management Policy. For further details please see the Maynooth University Traffic Management Website

Event Location

All events will be held in the Iontas Building on the North Campus of Maynooth University. See number 41 on the campus map. This venue is 10 minutes walk from campus accommodation and 15 minutes walk from the Glenroyal Hotel. FMICS will be held in Room 0.32 (ground floor) on Monday and in the Iontas Lecture Theatre (ground floor) on Tuesday. PhD-iFM will be held in Room 1.33 (first floor), and the joint session with FMICS on Tuesday morning from 9 - 10:10 will be held in the Iontas Lecture Theatre (ground floor). iFM will be held in the Iontas Lecture Theatre (ground floor).