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NUIM's Amphitheatre

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The little known (and quite small) amphitheatre on the NUI Maynooth North Campus. It can only be used in good weather, obviously ;-)

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

by Florian Knorn, 110 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)

B: World Aids Day 2010 at NUI Maynooth - Beautifully lit Iontas building

by Florian Knorn, 160 meters away

One of NUI Maynooth's contributions to the World AIDS Day: The new Iontas building beautifully lit in...

World Aids Day 2010 at NUI Maynooth - Beautifully lit Iontas building

C: NUI Maynooth Volleyball Club

by Florian Knorn, 190 meters away

Here's a team photo of the current squad of the NUI Maynooth Volleyball Club.

NUI Maynooth Volleyball Club

D: Daffodils

by Florian Knorn, 200 meters away

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

Daffodils

E: Snooker Exhibition - feat. Steve Davis and Denis Taylor

by Florian Knorn, 200 meters away

A panorama taken at the beginning of the Snooker Exhibition on 22 November 2010 organised by the NUIM...

Snooker Exhibition - feat. Steve Davis and Denis Taylor

F: The Footbridge connecting the NUI North & South Campus

by Florian Knorn, 200 meters away

Many students cross this foot bridge every day. It is the best connection between the old South Campu...

The Footbridge connecting the NUI North & South Campus

G: Test pano with iPhone 4s + cheap "DC71" fisheye

by Florian Knorn, 250 meters away

A quick, handheld test pano shot with iPhone 4s + cheap "DC71" fisheye (13 EUR). Shot with almostDSLR...

Test pano with iPhone 4s + cheap "DC71" fisheye

H: John Paul Ii Memorial

by Florian Knorn, 270 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

I: Library Extension Construction Site

by Florian Knorn, 280 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

J: NUIM North Campus

by Florian Knorn, 300 meters away

The NUI Maynooth North Campus

NUIM North Campus

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