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The Footbridge connecting the NUI North & South Campus

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Many students cross this foot bridge every day. It is the best connection between the old South Campus and the newer North Campus. It is shown here in a relatively rare setting — snow.

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Nearby images in Nui Maynooth

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A: John Paul Ii Memorial

by Florian Knorn, 80 meters away

A view of the Pope John Paul II Memorial and the (soon to be old) facade of the NUIM Library.

John Paul Ii Memorial

B: Library Extension Construction Site

by Florian Knorn, 90 meters away

Bird's eye view of the construction site for the new library extension on the NUI Maynooth south campus.

Library Extension Construction Site

C: NUIM South Campus - near Columba Centre

by Florian Knorn, 140 meters away

The view as you cross over the footbridge from the North Campus onto the South Campus, having just pa...

NUIM South Campus - near Columba Centre

D: NUIM's Amphitheatre

by Florian Knorn, 200 meters away

The little known (and quite small) amphitheatre on the NUI Maynooth North Campus. It can only be used...

NUIM's Amphitheatre

E: Twilight in Maynooth

by Florian Knorn, 200 meters away

The pedestrian crossing outside NUI Maynooth Campus at twilight.

Twilight in Maynooth

F: NUI North Campus (between John Hume Building and Arts Block)

by Florian Knorn, 220 meters away

Here's another shot from the NUI Maynooth North Campus, this time between the John Hume building and ...

NUI North Campus (between John Hume Building and Arts Block)

G: Kilcock Road from Above

by Florian Knorn, 230 meters away

My first pole panorama. It shows the western end of Maynooth and the Kilcock road.

Kilcock Road from Above

H: Daffodils

by Florian Knorn, 230 meters away

Every spring it's the same pretty picture around here — Daffodils all over the place :-)

Daffodils

I: Payload

by Florian Knorn, 240 meters away

Here's a somewhat more artistic panorama, illustrating the concept of "Payload". That is, my (6 month...

Payload

J: Chapel, St. Patrick's College Maynooth

by Florian Knorn, 260 meters away

One of Maynooth's almost hidden gems is the College Chapel. Everytime I bring people here, they are a...

Chapel, St. Patrick's College Maynooth

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