Chaplaincy Service
                                                Prayer at Exam and End of Year Assessments

Dear Lord, as I take this exam or submit this assessment, I thank you that my value is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me. Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together. Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way. As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied and be gracious with what I have overlooked. Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today or this year, you are there with me. Amen

Whether it is around campus, at events throughout the year or within the Chaplaincy office, I offer a friendly, non-judgemental ear to anyone who wants or needs it. Chaplaincy is here for those of all faiths and none.

Ciarán Coughlan, Chaplain.

Notice: April 2020

Due to the recent announcements and guidelines from the Health Service Executive around containing the spread of Covid19, all Chaplaincy appointments will be scheduled by telephone until further notice.

Drop In Hours by Telephone on the following days and times:

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: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Friday: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Contact Details:

Telephone: 087 148 2196

                                                   Chaplaincy Events - June 2020                                                                                           

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)