MAYNOOTH APRIL 2023
Ireland’s oldest native tree, the Silken Thomas Yew, is 700-800 years old and it is located on the St Patrick College Campus in Maynooth. This series of photographs is limited to the trees in the old orchard.
St Patrick’s, Maynooth opened its doors as an educational institution in 1795 as the National Seminary, becoming a Pontifical University in 1896. In the intervening two centuries, it has established for itself an impressive reputation for scholarship and learning.
The Pontifical University and National Seminary are often referred to as Maynooth College. Today, as a Pontifical University, the St Patrick’s specialises in the study of theology and philosophy and related areas, in one of the most beautiful campuses in Ireland, and the support of Ireland’s newest university, Maynooth University. Note: I am not sure about the claim that Maynooth is the newest university as I live beside TU Grangegorman which became a university in 2019.