Connecting Communities

We engage with many groups to explore and cultivate communities of welcome and belonging throughout the University. We host events across campus with our student services and academic colleagues to encourage positive relationships between our students, staff, the local and greater community.

Hi and welcome to the Pastoral Care and Chaplancy Service!

For some of you, it is your first time in Dublin and for others, you have been here for a while now. We hope that you all enjoy your stay, and please don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice if you feel you need some support. You can always contact your local chaplain on a one to one basis, and you can find lots of information on the TU Dublin Student Life webpage with contact numbers for a wide range of student support services.

The events that students have most fun are the following:

Irish Dancing Evening

Have great fun at our Irish Dancing evening with Internationally renowned Seán Nós dance teacher, Mairead Casey. Mairead has taught in Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, the United States and Germany, and will provide expert tuition for those of you who’d like to learn some Irish Dancing steps. Dance to traditional Irish music played by some of Ireland's finest traditional musicians. You will learn a few steps that will help you to be able to take part in Irish Cultural events for many years to come. Light refreshments will be provided.

Walking Tour and Visit to Music Venues

Get to know the local area around your campus. Chaplains will take you on a walking tour of the local area introducing you to all the local facilities and best places to go during your stay in Dublin. We will post the details for this tour soon.

Glendalough Trip

Glendalough is an amazing place. It is a monastic city since the 6th century. Many travel to Glendalough for the sheer beauty of the place. On this trip you will not only experience the beauty (weather permitting) but we will introduce you to the spirit of Glendalough through the lens of its monastic history and its deep roots in the Celtic world, and open your eyes and minds to the wonder of this very special place. You can enjoy more of the breathtaking mountain scenery as we take the 'scenic route' back to Dublin through the Wicklow National Park (weather permitting).

Things to do or places to go in Dublin

We will keep you updated on events happening around Dublin and around the country that you might enjoy taking part in if you sign up for them on our website

Delving Deeper

The Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Service welcomes each and everyone of you to Dublin. We arrange these events because we believe in the Christian duty of hospitality which has proven to be a great joy for us. The aim of these events is to make you feel welcome during your time here while getting to know one another. While these events are helpful many of you may want extra support from the Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy Service. If you are interested in finding out where your local place of worship is please feel free to contact me and I will advise. If any of you are specifically interested in exploring some aspects of our Christian heritage please email me and we will meet to look at issues likes Irish Monasticism, the role of Churches in the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, caring for the homeless as well as recommending you to places of worship that you can deepen your involvement with during your time here. My email is alan.hilliard@tudublin.ie The Chaplaincy team will be organising more events this semester so whether you are a new student to TU Dublin or a returning student, we encourage you to keep an eye out for upcoming events here, and on Facebook and Twitter.

The Chaplaincy team will be organising more events this semester so whether you are a new student to TU Dublin or a returning student, we encourage you to keep an eye out for upcoming events here, and on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

If you are a research student you are welcome to join us for breakfast in Bolton Street each Thursday morning at 9:15am