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Maynooth(mā`no͞oth, māno͞oth`), town (1991 pop. 6,027), Co. Kildare, E Republic of Ireland. It is the seat of St. Patrick's College (1795), the principal institution in Ireland for training Roman Catholic clergy, now a constituent college of the National Univ. of Ireland. Some of the buildings were designed by A. W. PuginPugin, Augustus Charles
, 1762–1832, English writer on medieval architecture, b. France. His writings and drawings furnished a mass of working material for the architects of the Gothic revival. Among them is Specimens of Gothic Architecture (2 vol., 1821–23).
..... Click the link for more information. . Near the college are the ruins of Maynooth Castle, also called Geraldine Castle, founded c.1176. It was besieged in the reign of Henry VIII and dismantled in the 17th cent.