Chaplaincy Service
*Please be aware that throughout the Covid 19 restrictions including the most recent announcements, Chaplainy is available for support and is offering telephone and video consultations.*

Whatever the conversation, don't hesitate to reach out to me. I offer a friendly, non-judgemental ear to anyone who wants or needs it. I have regular drop in hours weekly (Accessed via telephone or email currently) and you can make an appointment with me at any stage.
Chaplaincy is here for those of all faiths and none. Chaplaincy is here to faciltate the 4 C's, Community, Conversation, Contemplation and Compassion

During the normal academic year, I will be running events some of which are listed below.

  • Weekly Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Retreats
  • Faith Discussion Group
  • Weekly Café in collaboration with MSU
  • Monthly Book Club

If you are interested in any of the events and want to be included in a mailing list for events, just pop me an email at
Alternatively, if you have an idea about an event, chat to me about it and I'll see if I can help you with it. It's all about creating community, especially in the difficult year we have all had!
Stay safe and see you soon!

Ciarán Coughlan, Chaplain.
August 2020

Notice: August 2020

The Chaplaincy Service is continuing to offer telephone and virtual consultatons currently.

Drop In Hours by Telephone are paused for the month of July:

Monday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Tuesday: 10.00am to 12.30pm and 3.00pm to 4.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Thursday:  2.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Contact Details:

Telephone: 087 148 2196

                                                   Chaplaincy Events 

Note: Events are paused for the Summer months. Please check back frequently for updates.                                                                                    

Meditation Monday
  • A weekly meditation will be delivered by Shea from Alchemy Holistic Therapies.
  • Each week a new meditation will be available.
  • To register, email and Ciarán will include you.
Chaplaincy Book Club
  • The Chaplaincy Book Club is being held online via ZOOM.
  • Students who are interested should email and Ciarán will register you.
Virtual Cafè
  • The Chaplaincy Virtual Cafè will run every Wednesday at 11am via ZOOM
  • It is a completely open cafè for students to come together and chat, stay connected and catch up over Tea/Coffee.
  • Link to join: - Meeting ID: 938 3638 2631
  • This event is a collaboration between Chaplaincy and Maynooth Students' Union
  • Yoga is lead by Kamila from Alchemy Holistic Therapies.
  • Sessions are open and on the ZOOM platform which is widely available across multiple devices.
  • Both the Tuesday and Thursday sessions are held at 1.00pm.
  • To access the session, please email specifying which day you wish to join and they provide the link to join.

Ciarán can also be emailed at or contacted on 087 148 2196

During regular working on campus, the Chaplain Ciarán Coughlan, is based in the Arts Building on the North Campus in Room 49 and offers support to all students of Maynooth University and SPCM

On Campus Drop in Times:

Monday          10.30am - 12.30pm (Student Services Centre) / 2pm - 4pm (Room 49, Arts Block)
Tuesday          10am - 11.45am (Dunboyne House - South Campus)
Wednesday     10am - 12.30pm (Student Services Centre- North Campus)
Thursday        10am - 12.15pm  / 2.45pm - 4.30pm (Room 49 Arts Block)
Friday             10am - 12.30pm (Room 49, Arts Block)