Housing & Dining
Students will be housed in the on-campus River Apartments where each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. Students will live together in single-sex apartments. Residents with personal computers also have internet access in their own room. A typical apartment has five bedrooms opening onto a shared living space that includes a kitchenette and living room. Kitchens are stocked with basics for all students to share.
A pillow, duvet and towel will be in each room. Covers from the previous semester (that
have been laundered) may be available at check-in for students to take for free if they wish.
Otherwise, you can buy covers when you arrive in Maynooth. These can be bought in
nearby stores such as Dunnes, Kelso, Heatons and Tesco which are all in Maynooth.
Meal Plan Information
On campus dining (for weekdays):
Off-campus dining (for weekends):
Students will have access to the facilities at that link (Costa Coffee, Market Bar & Global
Kitchen are all in the Phoenix, Pugin Hall is on the south campus). They all accept the
MyCard (your Maynooth ID card). You will have €80/week on your MyCard for meals eaten
on campus. Restaurant and cafeteria hours of operation are available here.
On-campus facilities are not open on the weekends. There are numerous affordable options.
The majority of Maynooth students living on-campus cook in the apartments. They have the
facilities and it saves money. Several supermarkets are within walking distance:
- Aldi (less than 5 mins walk)
- Dunnes Stores (5 mins walk)
- Tesco (12-15min walk) (open 6am-midnight)
- Supervalu (10 mins)
There are also many cafes, pubs and restaurants in Maynooth.
Cafe’s: Bon Bon, Coffee Mill, Coffee Lounge, O’Brien’s, Bagel Factory, Chill Downtown,
Twist, Elite, Tansey’s
Restaurants: The Avenue, Picaderos, The Gatehouse, Bistro 53, Donatello’s, Stone Haven,
The Orient, Royal City
Take Away/Fast food: Abrakebabra, Maximus, Supermacs, McDonald’s, Rebel Pizza,
Pubs (all serve food): The Roost (very popular with students – student dinner deal every
day for approx €7, roast dinner €10 or soup & sandwich/Panini €6), Brady’s, O’Neills,
In Maynooth town you’ll be able to take care of all of your day-to-day needs.
In addition to the supermarkets and restaurants mentioned above, Maynooth has a pharmacy,
health food shop, computer shop, clothes stores, butcher’s, Euroshops*, four banks, jewellers,
hairdressers, doctors, sports shop, police station, etc. etc.
*A Euroshop is Ireland’s version of a Dollar General Store. They sell almost everything there,
from sweets to food to stationary to cleaning products to toiletries! And almost everything is
1, 2 or 3 euro. There are 2 Euro shops in Maynooth. Check out their Facebook page.