Wishing you all the best of luck with this exam season.  

The Chaplaincy at university of Galway is here to help students navigate the challenges associated with university life. Don't know who you need to speak to? That's where Chaplaincy comes in. we are available on campus for a chat from Monday - Friday and are here to listen. You can find us here

The Chaplaincy team is made up of 3 support staff; Ben, Kim and Jimmy and our administrator Dolores. You can find out more about us here.

Chaplaincy is for students of all faiths and no faith. We celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive environement where students from all walks of life feel valued and respected. 

We offer a wide range of services, including one-to-one support and training around mental health through our Seas Suas programme (more information on our upcoming October sessions here). As well as one to one appointments with students and staff, the Chaplaincy team gives pastoral care, visits students in hospital when needed and operates the Student Death Protocol and the Missing Student Protocol.


About the Chapel

The Chapel of St. Columbanus was dedicated in September 1989 on the tenth anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Galway. The altar in the Chapel was the one used by the Pope to offer Mass for the 'young people of Ireland' at Ballybrit racecourse that great day in 1979.

Since it opened, the Chapel has become central to the life of the University. Here the celebrations and the sorrows, the achievements and the fears of the community are articulated, are acknowledged and are prayed for. Mass is celebrated during term (Mon - Wed at 1.10pm and Sunday night at 9pm) and students, staff and visitors visit in a steady stream to light a candle, to whisper a prayer, to sit in peace or simply to find some refuge and rest from a busy, stressful campus.