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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. 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 bedding pack will be in each room (and includes a duvet and a pillow).*

Toiletries and additional bedding can be bought in nearby stores such as Dunnes, Aldi, and Tesco which are all in Maynooth. So, if you need another blanket it's probably better to plan on buying one there rather than packing one in your suitcase. Given the airline restrictions on luggage weight, you want your suitcase to be filled with essentials.Residents with personal computers also have internet access in their own room. Wi-Fi is available throughout the River apartments.

*A duvet is a comforter or blanket. A duvet cover is the protective bedding that slips over the duvet.

River Apartment Kitchen

Maynooth meal plan

The meal plan is designed to cover 10 meals each week, for 12 weeks, and can be used at on-campus establishments (i.e. Starbucks, Phoenix, and Subway). 

There will be a special Thanksgiving dinner and monthy dinners for the UNCW group. 

Off-campus dining

On-campus facilities are not open on the weekends or during study week (in November). There are numerous affordable options. The majority of Maynooth students living on-campus cook in the apartments since 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 (12-15 min 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, Mizzoni 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, McMahon's.

Day-to-day needs

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 Euroshops in Maynooth.