National Seminary

Serving the church in Ireland by forming candidates for the catholic priesthood.

Introduction

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, is a catholic centre of theological, philosophical, humanistic and scientific education and professional and priestly formation since 1795. it comprises both the national seminary and pontifical university.

The National Seminary’s primary mission is to serve the church in ireland by forming candidates for the catholic priesthood. Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, functions as the principal centre (institution) on the Island of Ireland of priestly formation for all the Irish dioceses. Seminarians from overseas dioceses and religious congregations are also welcome having met the admission requirements of the seminary and received a nomination from their ordinary.


Welcome

Welcome to the National Seminary at Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth. Those of you who are embarking upon your first visit to our seminary website you are especially welcome.

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Our News

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This year’s publication of the seminary magazine Síolta has taken...

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