Student Life


Welcome to LYIT Chaplaincy web page.

How can we help you?

Starting your studies in Letterkenny is a very important step in your life. For some it may mean leaving home, friends and familiar surroundings for the first time. While it is exciting and you look forward to making new friends and becoming that little bit more independent, for some, starting in college and getting used to a new way of life proves to be a difficult and even lonely time.  The Chaplains are available and only too willing to help in whatever way they can.

Fr John Boyce (Catholic Church), Tel 074 91 86830 is full time and is available on campus every day.
Rev. Andrew Watson (Presbyterian Church), Tel: 004478 63288937/ 0749136226
Rev'd Cannon Harry Gilmore (Church of Ireland), Tel: 074 91 51013

We offer the following service

This service is student based and follows through to home and family life particularly with regard to illness, bereavement and loss.  The Chaplain's priority is to treat students with respect and dignity in all situations within and beyond the Institute. The Chaplain's form part of the network of counselling services and will be happy to listen to students concerns and to offer advice or to refer to other specialist services where appropriate. Students are most welcome to drop by and chat in a friendly and informal manner.

A daily Mass is celebrated in the Colmcille Oratory at 10.30 am. The Colmcille Oratory is situated behind the Union shop, adjacent to the School of Business office. Times for Mass and other events will be posted beside the Colmcille Oratory and on notice-boards.  The Colmcille Oratory is open to everyone. It is a place of prayer, a place of refuge, a place of silence amidst the noise and bustle of college life.  It is open to all members of the college community to “come aside and rest awhile”. 

How to contact us and where to find us

Fr John Boyce, the College Chaplain is located in An Dánlann in the Student Services Suite and is available throughout the academic year; the other chaplains are available by appointment. 

Fr John Boyce
College Chaplain
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Port Road
Co Donegal
(t) +35374 9186830
(e) john.boyce@lyit.ie

Catholic Diocese of Raphoe
Church of Ireland - Parish of Conwal
Presbyterian Church - Youth Section

Updated: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:26:52 BST


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