Welcome

The Chaplains (known officially in the University as Deans of Chaplaincy Services) are appointed by the Governing Body of the University to support and give expression to the University's commitment to the development of the whole human person.

Inspired by the Christian vision of life, the Chaplains strive to promote respect for the dignity of each individual person within the University community. Within University structures, they report to the Vice-President for the Student Experience

The Chaplains in NUI Galway strive to...

  Listen
Advise
Support
Nurture
Assist
Resource
Celebrate
Pray
Encourage
Represent
Liaise
Share
Accept
Understand
 

 Click here to Contact Us.

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 each day 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.