Testimonials

 

Ayaz John 

Iona Chaplaincy is the most welcoming place i have ever seen in my whole academic life. Iona Chaplaincy is the place of get together of local and multinational students with different cultures from different parts of the world. Different activities at different events in the whole  academic year is most special beauty of this place. Most of the people who use to come to chaplaincy, participate in different activities to organize different  events and travelling trips always made me so happy all the times. Aot of love and prayers flow from my heart for this place.   

 

Josh Brinkman: 

The IONA Chaplaincy has been a great place for me during this last year. A place to just have a break, relax and wind down from all the college stress. A place to meet amazing people and make new memories. When I arrived at UCC I came here knowing nobody. But in IONA I met people from all over the world, many of which have become close friends during the year. It is just an amazing place and fills me with a lot of great memories.

 

Fearghal Ó Muicheáin: ‌

The Chaplaincy is a place I have been going to since I was in first year. It is a place that I got to make friends with students from different years, different faculties and different parts of Ireland and the World. I am very grateful for the Chaplaincy as it provides students a place to relax, get to know other students and to have fun. In the Chaplaincy, I love the fact that people respect you for who you are and that it is open to everyone in UCC to come inside. I love the fact that different variety of students comes to the Chaplaincy, whether they are religious or not. I find the Chaplains a great help and are very friendly as well as understanding. They are a regular presence in the Chaplaincy lounge. Thursday evenings are a brilliant time for students to have fun and make friends when the Chaplaincy hosts games and movie evenings. I am going into my third year in UCC and have successfully applied to be in the Chaplaincy Intern team, so I can play a greater role in the running of the Chaplaincy.

 

Philip Mngadi: 

The Chaplaincy has to be one of the coolest places on campus to have the opportunity to work. The requirements placed on an internship position require a friendly face at all times, punctuality, attention to detail, following up, working together in a team with good communication - and getting the trenches with someone of a different perspective on faith really teaches the value of all of the above.
In the Chaplaincy lads can easily become friends and family, and it's always a joy getting to work with, and learning from, the interns team.
Father Marius and Ms. Ber Twomey are a great laugh and an amazing support base for any intern, or college student, going through the most difficult times. I trust God that, in the years to come - the Chaplaincy will continue to be a home away from home for many college students, and that the chaplains will continue to allow students to express themselves to them and in the Chaplaincy.

 

Joe: 

The Chaplaincy is the best place on campus. I am the first student from my country to attend UCC, and the Chaplaincy made me feel more at home than I ever thought possible. 

 

Caoímhe Ní Chuilleagáin: 

The chaplaincy is a fantastic place to spend free time during the college year. The staff is kind, helpful and great banter. The events that are held there every week are a good laugh, and the people you meet there are wonderful. Movie nights, games nights, quiz nights, any evening I've spent there at an event was hilarious fun. Just like the banner says, it really is a place of welcome for all. During my three years in college, it's been like a home away from home, a place for a quiet pit stop during the day or a place to hang out with your buddies. Having a place like the chaplaincy as a resource really made college a lot easier for me.

 

Lorraine:The Chaplaincy was, for me, a lively meeting place, and also a place where people were always welcomed! There was always tea, coffee, biscuits, and above all, some very nice people to chat with. Thus, for new students (or international students like me), this is a nice place to meet new people. I used to come to the Chaplaincy especially for Thursday's meetings, either for a film screening or for a game night. We played Pictionary, Risk, Quiz, etc... with joy and good humour. I would like to thank Father Marius and the Chaplaincy's staff for what they organised and for their welcoming! This will remain a great memory for me from my year in Ireland!

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