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What we do

About Us

As a UCC Department for Wellbeing and Health, the Chaplaincy is an inclusive service that offers a space for community, conversation, support, guidance, and enrichment for all students and staff at UCC. We support all UCC students and staff, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disability, family status, sexual orientation, marital status, religious/non-religious background, or spirituality.

We are delighted to welcome all in the UCC family to our vibrant and warm community to meet new friends, unwind between classes, and just be yourself.

Chaplain Chats

UCC Chaplains are always available to listen and accompany you on your university journey. You can visit us in the Chaplaincy building to have a confidential chat (no appointment necessary) or you can email us at to arrange an appointment. We're here for you.

Events and Activities

The Chaplaincy organises many different events and activities throughout the year. Our events are open to all UCC students and staff, and new people are always very welcome. Please check our social media (Instagram and Facebook) for the latest details.

You will find these events and activities in the Chaplaincy:

  • Free Tea & Coffee Daily
  • Confidential Listening & Guidance
  • Multi-Faith Prayer & Meditation Room
  • Weekend Retreats & Walks
  • Ecumenical Morning Prayer
  • Taizé Evening Prayer
  • Bible Studies, Faith Sharing & More
  • Spiritual Accompaniment & Direction
  • Pastoral Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Film & Book Discussions
  • Study Week Stress Relief

Le Chéile

Le Chéile is a five-week programme developing personal skills for proactive student-to-student assistance and intervention. The programme features expert speakers and scenario-based practice for situations involving:

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Active Listening
  • Suicide Awareness & Prevention
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Drugs & Alcohol.

Starting Tuesday 10th October 2023 from 6-8pm.

To sign up, or if you want more information, contact us by email:

Digital badge available for completing all requirements of the course!

The Hearth

Located on the ground floor of the Chaplaincy Centre, the Hearth, our kitchen and student lounge, is a great place to study, relax with friends, have a chat, and enjoy free tea/coffee. Many of our events are hosted in this space. We also have a microwave!

Multi-Faith Prayer & Mediation Room

The Multi-Faith Prayer and Meditation Room is located on the top floor of the Chaplaincy. If you would like to reserve the room, please contact the Chaplaincy by emailing



  • Monday - Thursday: 9am-5pm
  • Friday: 9am-4pm

Student Support Services

The acorn to oak support tree with Chaplaincy highlightedThe Chaplaincy is featured below on the student support tree. The "Acorn to Mighty Oak" has come to symbolise students' academic, personal and professional development journey throughout their time at UCC. In alignment with this rich metaphor, the support services available to students are presented in the form of a Support Tree.



Keep Well Website

The Chaplaincy has contributed to the Keep Well Website, an excellent resource with information on how to care for your mental, physicalspiritual and social wellbeing in this difficult time. It also contains information about upcoming events, available tools & resources and a contacts page, so you can find the supports you need.



Chaplaincy Centre, College Rd, Cork, Ireland , T12 PY24