Our Chaplain, Ms. Deirdre Collins, is a human and faith presence in the school. Lighting the way for students. It is from a faith perspective that the Chaplain offers support to students, staff and parents.

Chaplaincy is person-centred. It is rooted in the virtues of faith, hope and love. The Chaplain accompanies and facilitates the students of Clonakilty Community College where needed as they grow to mature, independent young people. Chaplaincy offers a listening ear that responds to the day-to-day life of our students and staff.

Ms. Deirdre Collins

Ministry to students:

  • Faith and human presence
  • Availability
  • Non-judgemental listener
  • Support in Bereavement / Loss / Personal Crisis
  • Meditation / Prayer Services
  • Preparation of school liturgical celebration
  • Encouraging & supporting school involvement in local/wider community events
  • Arranging retreats
  • Meeting students individually
  • Informal contact around the school
  • Class contact
  • Promotes a spirit of social justice
  • Supports the implementation of various school programmes
  • Mentor Programme, S.P.H.E., L.C.A.
  • Responding to the day to day pastoral needs of the students