2023 GHP Meeting

Jul 5 - 7, 2023 | Maynooth, Ireland


The 2023 GHP Meeting will take place at Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Ireland.

Maynooth University is located in the heart of Ireland’s only university town, about 25km from the centre of Dublin in North Kildare. The University Campus (divided into North and South by the Kilcock Road) is closely integrated with the historic town of Maynooth, Co. Kildare, which is easily accessible by Road, Rail and Air.

The GHP meeting is being held in seminar meeting room 2.31 which is on the 2ndfloor of the Iontas building, on the North Campus of Maynooth University. The Eircode for the Iontas building is W23NPY6 and it is number 48 on the Campus Map which is also circled in one of the attached maps here. Signage will guide you from outside the Iontas building on the day. If any are driving and parking, please see directions below and come to the multi-permit Iontas car park 5a, (refer to this on the attached parking map-one of the purple areas) as this is one of the nearer car parks to the Iontas building or alternatively use any of the multi-permit car parks and enjoy a nice stroll on campus over to the Iontas building. This is held in out of term time and parking restrictions are lifted therefore. Location of nearest car park: Lot 5a – Google Maps


Maynooth Campus provides accommodation, meeting and dining on campus services for visitors. The types of guest rooms at Maynooth Campus range from college rooms to superior rooms, suites and university apartments. Maynooth has two hotels in town: Maynooth Serviced Studios and the Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club


From Dublin airport

Maynooth lies just 33km south-west of Dublin Airport.

Bus and train

To travel from the airport to the meeting venue by bus, take:

  • Bus 767, operated by Airport Hopper to Maynooth Station, stop 3917. Total travel time about 1h 5 min., including a 16 min. walk.
  • Bus 767, operated by Airport Hopper to Lucan, Lucan Heights, stop 3366. Transfer to Bus 115 (direction Kilcock), operated by Bus Éireann, to Maynooth University. Total travel time about 55 min, including a 4 min.
  • Bus 706, operated by Aircoach, to Maynooth, 67A Terminus, travel time around 1 h. Operates only four times per day
  • Bus 23 (to Sligo), operated by Expressway to Maynooth, 67A Terminus. Total travel time is about 45 min., including a 15 min. walk. Note that you can only use this bus to travel from the Airport to Maynooth and has limited service.

For additional options Bus and Train options click here

Car and Ride Share

Information about car rental at Dublin airport can be found here and use for example google maps for directions to Maynooth University.

A taxi from Dublin Airport to Maynooth University will cost between Euro 57 – Euro 100, depending on the day and time of travel.

Uber is also available at Dublin Airport.

From Dublin City


Maynooth University have compiled a full list of bus services that provide public transport to Maynooth. The information is available online.


  • Eircode W23F2H6 (note, this is the general Eircode for Maynooth University, not for this particular building, Iontas building Eircode is W23NPY6).
  • When in Maynooth town, you will drive as if on the way out of the town towards Kilcock;
  • At the set of traffic lights at the end of the road heading out of Kilcock at the Mill shopping centre, keep left and use the filter lane to turn left onto the Kilcock road;
  • Go straight to the roundabout (Aldi will be to your left); 
  • Turn right at the roundabout to enter the North campus, and
  • Follow the road around to Carpark Lot 5A (Iontas Car Park) and Iontas building is beside this.


Maynooth lies on the Western Commuter Line which serves the four Dublin city centre stations (Pearse Station, Tara Street Station, Connolly Station and Docklands) as well as thirteen other suburban stations (Drumcondra, Broombridge, Pelletstown, Ashtown, Navan Road Parkway, Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla, Hansfield, Dunboyne, M3 Parkway, Leixlip Confey and Leixlip Louisa Bridge).

The Luas Broombridge Interconnector links Maynooth to the Red and Green Luas lines. If you’re travelling from the west, the Sligo train line passes through Maynooth to Dublin via Collooney, Ballymote, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Dromod, Longford, Edgeworthstown, Mullingar, Enfield and Kilcock. Iontas building is on North Campus, Maynooth University and is about 15 minutes’ walk from Maynooth Railway Station. Irish Rail provide the rail tickets for these trains.

Maynooth – things to see and do

Maynooth is Ireland’s university town, home to Maynooth University (MU) and St Patrick’s College, Ireland’s Pontifical University and main Roman Catholic seminary. In 1795 Grattan’s Parliament passed an Act, which created an academy “for the better education of persons professing the popish or Roman Catholic religion”. The new College became not only Ireland’s national seminary, but also the largest seminary in the world.

Maynooth is steeped in history and the town and surrounding area contains many important buildings and other historical and monastic artefacts.

Maynooth Castle is a great stone castle founded in the early 13th century that became the principal residence of the Kildare branch of the Geraldines. The original Keep, constructed c. 1203, was one of the largest of its kind in Ireland. Later the castle was a stronghold of the 16th century historical figure Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare better known as Silken Thomas. The castle was overrun in 1535 and was later remodelled in the 17th century when the main focus of the Castle shifted from the original Keep to the buildings in the east of the grounds.

Click here for an overview of things to see and do in Maynooth.

Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland.
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Images courtesy of Maynooth University