Monday, 6th April 2020

ADVISORY: Contacting the College

Posted on 13. Mar, 2020 by in Banner, Carousel

From today, Friday 13th March 2020, until further notice, the office at the College will be closed.

If you wish to contact the College, please do so by email to and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. 




New Rector and Vice-Rector

Posted on 13. Mar, 2020 by in Banner, Carousel

At the conclusion of the Spring meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference on 12th March 2020, it was announced that a new Rector and Vice-Rector will be appointed to the Irish College. 

“Bishops expressed their deep gratitude to Monsignor Ciarán O’Carroll of the Archdiocese of Dublin for his generous ministry as Rector of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, which comes to an end after nine years of service. Bishops announced that Father Paul Finnerty of the Diocese of Limerick, currently Vice-Rector, will become Acting-Rector of the College. The current director of formation, Father John Coughlan of the Diocese of Elphin, will become vice-rector.”

ADVISORY: Sunday Mass at the Irish College

Posted on 07. Mar, 2020 by in Banner, Carousel

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The spiritual journey of Lent 2020 has taken on a new form due to the international health emergency linked to covid-19. The Church of Rome responds with faith, proposing the traditional means of spiritual struggle: prayer, fasting, charity. These guidelines want to give concrete form to the way of living these ordinary instruments of the Lenten journey in the current context…
Monsignor Pierangelo Pedretti, prelate secretary of the Vicariate of the Diocese of Rome, 5 March 2020

As all are aware, the emergence of the coronavirus has resulted in various measures designed to mitigate the outbreak in the population generally.

As a result, the College has decided that there will not be a celebration of Sunday Eucharist which is open to the public. This is an interim measure, taking account both of civil legislation here in Italy as well as ecclesiastical norms issued by the Diocese of Rome.



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Video on the College’s history and formation today

Posted on 15. Jun, 2016 by in Banner

This video on the history of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome and the formation for the diocesan Priesthood, ongoing formation, and other ministries that happen here today, was produced for the College by iCatholic.

Producer: Fr Bill Kemmy, Camera work: Mr Ray Beggan.

Villa Irlanda Accommodation

Posted on 19. Nov, 2011 by in Banner

Consult the Villa Irlanda website  For further information e mail