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Admission to Candidacy


On Thursday the 12th of December 2013 Bishop Eamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin admitted the following 17 students to Candidacy for Ordination as Deacon and Priest. Ciaran Clarke –…

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Remembering Nelson Mandela


There is a lovely road that road from Ixopo onto the hills.   This is the opening line of Cry, The Beloved Country  the novel by Alan Paton which was written in…

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Organ Dedication & Blessing


The great organ of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth has been completely restored. The original organ of the College Chapel was built by the Stahlhuth firm of Aix-la-Chapelle, Belgium around 1890….

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Day of Recollection


Fr. Des Hillery is a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe who is currently ministering as Parish Priest of Nenagh Parish. His previous experience as a Director of Formation here…

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Twenty new seminarians

Twenty new seminarians to commence priesthood studies at Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth “ … have the courage to go against the tide of the culture of pragmatism and efficiency.”  Pope Francis…

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