Founded in 1628, this is the last of the many Irish Colleges that were once scattered over Europe when it was not possible to educate priests in Ireland. Today the College is home to 60 students, with half coming from Ireland and the others representing many different nations. On this site you will find information on who lives here and on the College’s ongoing mission of formation.
The College organises different events for the Irish and for the wider international community in Rome. Over thirty couples from Ireland celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage at the College last year; young people are prepared for the Sacraments of First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation. Conferences and courses are hosted during the Summer months on different aspects of religion, safeguarding, ongoing faith formation and culture. Should you require further information on any forthcoming events just follow the appropriate links on this site. You may also access our library catalogue as well as see photographs recording some of the more recent events in the life of the Pontifical Irish College.
Thank you for visiting the Pontifical Irish College.
Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll
Pontificio Collegio Irlandese