The Chaplain is available to meet with students throughout the year.  To contact Fr. Ben, please click on Contact Us.

The Chapel is open from 8.30am until 9.15 pm each day during term. Daily Monday - Wednesday mass is at 1.10pm during term. Sunday mass is at 9pm during term to facilitate students who return on campus.

Confessions: by appointment.  Contact Fr. Ben at: ben.hughes@nuigalway.ie

The Chapel is also open from 10am until 7pm approximately each day during holiday periods.

In the midst of a busy campus, we hope that the Chapel of St. Columbanus will be an oasis of peace and prayer for you ... a place where you can be yourself.


Inside of the Main Chapel

Mass is celebrated Monday to Wednesday inclusive during term at 1.10pm
Mass is celebrated on Sunday at 9pm to facilitate students who return on campus

Everybody is welcome

Confessions: Are by appointment only.  Please contact Fr. Ben at ben.hughes@nuigalway.ie


Mondays from 5.30pm to 6pm during term in the Chapel

Take time for yourself and for God - no previous experience necessary...


Meditation, Chant, Candlelight and Ecumenical Prayer.  The Taize Group meet on an irregular basis.

Keep an eye on the Sunday newsletter and Chaplaincy Facebook page for upcoming dates

Daily prayer online: Want to make your own workspace a sacred space? Then visit http://www.sacredspace.ie/

The Book of Intentions

Each day, students and staff visit the Chapel to light a candle or say a prayer

Many years ago, a Chaplain left a large blank artbook near the altar of the College Chapel. He left no instructions or directions or suggestions on what this book was intended for. Over time, students began using this book to write to God, to write of their needs, their pain, their desires and their thanks. There have been many volumes of the book since that first one; each filled with stories of love and loss, of loneliness, friendship, success and faith. There are still no guidelines or rules.....

However, this book has become central to the life of the Chapel Community.