Assisting and supporting students and staff, by providing pastoral care and spiritual support, helping to build a sense of community, and having concern for the general well-being of all

ATU Chaplaincy

  • Invites students and staff to liturgical celebrations, opportunities for spiritual nourishment and expression

  • Responds to, intervenes and is present at times of trauma, crisis, illness, and bereavement

  • Offers pastoral counselling bridge to, and support for professional counselling

  • Provides Community Building Projects including opportunities to be involved in different aspects of college life and volunteer in the wider community

We have two Chaplains, one on the Galway Campus and one on the Mayo Campus.

Galway Campus

Contact Ronan Sharpley
Location Close to the Students' Union, Student Health Unit and AIB, Bank of Ireland banks
Phone +353 (0) 91 74 2226
Email ATU Chaplain


Mayo Campus

Contact Daniel Caldwell
Location R112
Phone +353 (0) 94 904 3150
Email Mayo Chaplain

Our Chaplains also make regular visits to our Centre for Creative Arts and Media (CCAM), Letterfrack, and Mountbellew campuses and are available by appointment for student consultations.