Welcome to Trinity! There’s a lot more to college life than spending four years studying a particular academic discipline. University provides a unique opportunity to meet people from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to explore a whole world of ideas and interests. Ultimately, it’s an invitation to share in the search for truth and greater understanding, which is central to the mission of all communities of learning.
The College Chaplains, representing the four main Christian Churches in Ireland, work as a team to foster such shared exploration and to promote in College the vision of a caring Christian community. We have offices in House 27, Botany Bay, where we are available to meet students and to offer a confidential listening ear, particularly in times of difficulty. There is also a coffee room on the first floor, where you are welcome to drop in and help yourself to tea/coffee at any time of the day. Each Tuesday there’s a free lunch from 12.30-2.00pm. They do a lovely cheese sandwich and soup if I do say so myself.
Along with the other student services in College, the Chaplains are committed to improving the quality of student life. Each year we facilitate a bereavement support group, which is open to students of all religious traditions and of none. Check out our web site at www.tcd.ie/Chaplaincy for details of seminars, retreats, trips, prayer and faith discussion groups, voluntary work opportunities and other events organised by the Chaplaincy, or e-mail us at: Chaplaincy@tcd.ie.
Do get involved in some of the clubs and societies, and we hope you have a great year in College!