What is third level chaplaincy,
and what does it offer the students and staff of our colleges:
Chaplaincy.ie defines its work in terms of advice, community, spirituality & service. It says that:
“Chaplains are unique! They have a special interest in your total wellbeing. They do not see you as a cog in a productivity wheel, but as a person made in the image and likeness of God, with a unique calling in life and a unique contribution to make.
Chaplaincies are special places of welcome, therefore. They allow you to be totally yourself, to enjoy your unique personality and talents and to share these with others. They encourage you to explore, to play, to grow as whole persons with your dreams, your deeper desires, your ideals.”
The following are local third level colleges and institutes where the Diocese of Limerick has a positive presence as part of the chaplaincy and/or staff.
President Professor Michael A Hayes
Mary Immaculate College is an autonomous third level College, linked academically to the University of Limerick, which offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Education, Education and Psychology, the Arts and Early Childhood Care and Education. It is Ireland’s largest Catholic college, with a great reputation as a caring institution where there is genuine concern for the individual. It provides the academic, physical and social environment in which not only learning but also personal development are encouraged and facilitated. The College seeks to create an environment where Christian values, personal freedom and responsibility are honoured. Má tá suim agat sa Ghaeilge, beidh an-chuid deiseanna agat an teanga a úsáid nó páirt a ghlacadh in imeachtaí cultúrtha sa Choláiste.
Department of Theology and religious studies at Mary Immaculate College
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies was founded in 1999. It offers modules for both undergraduate students (as part of the two undergraduate degree courses in Liberal Arts and in Education) and a number of postgraduate programmes (taught and research).
The Department works closely with the Dominican Biblical Centre, and the Benedictine Abbey of Glenstal, and also has many international links with prestigious universities throughout Europe (such as Leuven, Innsbruck) and the United States of America. Apart from research undertaken on an individual basis by its staff members and research postgraduate students (MA/PhD) the Department of Theology and Religious Studies also has two distinct research specialisms: Culture, Technology, and Values, and, Biblical Studies Contact Information: Head of Department - Rev Professor Eamonn Conway. Email: Eamonn.Conway@mic.ul.ie. Tel: +353 61 204353.
- Address: University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
- Tel: 061-202700
- Fax: 061-330316
- the Teach Failte (Chaplaincy centre),
- the Chaplains themselves,
- events & activities,
- religious services and
- contemplative space available.
Limerick Senior College
- Address: Mulgrave st Limerick Co. Limerick
- Tel: 061-414344
- Fax: 061-414 186
_________________________________________________________________________________Limerick Institute of Technology
- Address: Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish Park, Limerick, Ireland.
- Telephone: 061-208208
- Fax: 061-208209
The Institute has a full time Chaplain, Fr. Declan Murray who works under the umbrella of Student Services. These services include support, Religious Services and general students welfare. The Chaplain and the Chaplaincy team are there to help any member of the Institute community. The Chaplaincy service is available to students of all religious denominations and of none.
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