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Pontifical Irish College Charitable Trust


Pontificio Collegio Irlandese, Via dei Santi Quattro, 1, Roma, RM - 00184

Pontifical Irish College Charitable Trust

The Pontifical Irish College has been a seminary in Rome for the Catholic Church in Ireland since 1628. Located on the Coelian Hill near the Basilica of St John Lateran since 1926, the College has existed in four other locations in the city since its foundation almost four hundred years ago.

The mission of the College today is primarily as a house of ongoing formation for young priests from all around the globe. They are sent here to Rome by their local Bishops and Religious Superiors to do specialist studies in preparation for particular tasks, missions, and projects in their home dioceses or orders.

The College welcomes young seminarians from the USA who come here to complete a 'semester abroad' programme.

In a special sense, the Irish College is a place of welcome for Irish pilgrims to the Eternal City, a place where the saying 'home away from home' rings true.

where your money goes

Your donation today will go towards the day to day running costs of the College. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the College has seen its number of students drop by more than half. The consequent decline in the ordinary source of day to day funding has been significant.


The many pilgrims who visit the College in any given year, as well as couples who choose to celebrate their wedding here, have also been completely curtailed by the pandemic. Your support this year will help to preserve much needed employment for the College staff, as well as keeping the College a safe and healthy place to live and work. If you can make a monthly donation to the College, especially for this year of 2021, you will be making a significant contribution to the lives of people who live and work in this wonderful place. 


The many priests who study here at the Irish College benefit from a long history of support from the Irish people for the mission of the College. They are grateful for any support that they receive. Supporting the College financially helps to support the Church in many places throughout the world, by providing a place for priests to specialise in particular skills that will benefit their dioceses and people for many years ahead. 

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Following your donation, you will receive a Gift Donation Certificate, which you can send to the person that you made the donation on behalf of, or print for yourself.

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