Around about this time last year, we mapped some data on feeder schools to show where students entering Maynooth originated. The new data from the Irish Times are out and so we’ve done the same.
What’s changed? Well, unlike last year’s class, we now have some students from Clare (7 of them). We’ve also increased our intake from Kerry (from 5 students to 12), Cork (from 10 to 17), Waterford (from 6 to 21) and Kilkenny (only just, though: 25 to 27). Beyond this, we’ve pulled in a few more students from Dublin post codes, particularly Dublin 7 (from 30 to 41), Dublin 12 (from 17 to 30) and Dublin 15 (from 84 to 97).
What’s remained the same? NUI Maynooth’s core feeder schools are still in Kildare and surrounding counties: Meath, Westmeath, and Dublin first of all and then an outer ring of Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Offaly, and Wicklow. But noteworthy here, as it was last year, is the strong showing from Donegal (50 students, up from 41 the year before) and Wexford (48, although falling from 58 in 2009).
As we did last year, we’ve mapped the results in the following four figures, which show the raw numbers and percentages of the total intake from counties in the Republic, the same for Dublin’s postcodes, and then two final maps that show the change in each area’s proportion of the student intake from 2009 to 2010.
Fig. 1 NUI Maynooth’s feeder schools by county, 2010
Fig. 2 NUI Maynooth’s feeder schools by Dublin postal districts, 2010
Fig. 4 Changes in each Dublin postal district’s contribution to the proportion of NUI Maynooth’s intake, 2009-10