How to Find Us

The Chapel of St Columbanus

The Chapel of St Columbanus

  1. Find the main carpark off Distillery Road, beside the Arts Millenium Building.
  2. Look for the Chapel Archway and the large sign 'Chapel of St. Columbanus' .
  3. Go through the Archway to find the Chapel .

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Our Offices

6 Distillery Road

Our offices are located at :

          On the Ground Floor of St. Declan's Building,  
          6 Distillery Road, Newcastle, Galway.

3 houses from the AIB Bank on your way into college.

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Contact us

Individual contact details:


Fr. Barry Horan
Chaplaincy Centre,
NUI, Galway,
University Road,
Phone: 091 495055 (Office) or 492164 (House)

Office located at Room 102, Ground Floor, St. Declan's, 6 Distillery Road, Galway.

Born in Dublin, Barry and his family moved to Galway when he was twelve.  After secondary school in St. Mary's College, Galway, he studied one year of Commerce here at NUI,Galway before entering seminary at Maynooth.  Since his ordination for the Diocese of Galway in 1999, he has served in Gort Community School, University College Hospital (Merlin Park), Galway Marriage Tribunal and assisted in the parishes of Gort, Galway Cathedral, Ros Muc and Knocknacarra.


Fr. Ben Hughes
Chaplaincy Centre,
NUI, Galway,
University Road,
Phone: 091 495055 (Office) or 492168 (House)

Office located at Room 103, Ground Floor, St. Declan's, 6 Distillery Road, Galway.

Ordained in 1990, Ben has experience in parish ministry, adult education, retreat facilitation and spiritual direction.  Using a psycho-spiritual approach, Fr Ben incorporates lived experience and the richness of our faith to develop a spirituality that is meaningful for contemporary life.  Integrating insights from psychology, he explores the spiritual journey  promoting personal development and providing space for wellbeing, healing and transformation.  Fr Ben holds an MSc in Counselling and Therapeutic Communication (University of Ulster) and a Higher Diploma in Education (Trinity College, Dublin).  His PhD was awarded through the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin.


Ms. Dolores McAndrew, Administrator Chaplaincy Centre
Address: Room 104,
Ground Floor, St. Declan's,
Distillery Road,
Phone: 091 495055

A native of Galway city and a graduate of UCG, Dolores became Administrator for the Chaplaincy Department in 2006

Our homes:

Barry lives just off campus at 48A Lower Newcastle Road, behind the Chapel.
Ben lives just off campus at 48B Lower Newcastle, behind the Chapel