June 14th - June 15th


St. Patrick's College, Maynooth

The Maynooth Union was founded on the 27th of June, 1895, at a meeting held during the Centenary Celebration of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The object of the Union is to foster a spirit of mutual sympathy between the College and its past students and friends. For this purpose there will be an annual reunion at Maynooth. Old friends will thus be brought together and memories of College days revived and questions of interest will be discussed” Constitution of Maynooth Union, June 23rd 1896.

MAYNOOTH UNION 2022 (Two-Day Conference)

A Synodal Church: Adapting for Mission

Special invitation to the following Jubilarians:
  • Diamond (1962, 1961 and 1960)
  • Golden (1972, 1971 and 1970)
  • Silver (1997, 1996 and 1995)

Tuesday 14th June 2022

13:00Event Registration/Check-InPresident's Arch
14:15 Prayer during the DayConference Venue
14:30-16:00The Synodal Way: A Worldwide Perspective
Sr. Nathalie Becquart
16:30-18:00 The Synodal Way: A Local Church Perspective
Baroness Nuala O'Loan
18:00Evening Prayer
18:30Buffet SupperPugin Hall

Wednesday 15th June 2022

08:30Event Registration/Check-InPresident's Arch
09:15Morning PrayerConference Venue
09:30-10:45The Church in a Digital Culture
Bishop Paul Tighe
(Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture)
11:15-12:00Digital Evangelisation: How do we reach out to people in the Digital Continent?
Brenda Drumm
Soup & Sandwich/Tea and CoffeePugin Hall
14:15Prayer during the DayConference Venue
14:30-16:00Restructuring Pastoral Spaces: Social and Geographical Considerations
Dr Brendan O'Keefe
14:30-16:00Church of Ireland Experience of Uniting Dioceses
Archdeacon Stephen McWhirter (Achonry & Killala)
17:00 Celebration of the Eucharist College Chapel
18:00Reception and Meal Pugin Hall

Please note, venue capacity is limited, tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Link to purchase tickets for the 2022 Maynooth Union event:

Maynooth Union Office - 01 708 3958/


Please book online via using voucher code MAY_03/22

If you wish to stay in Maynooth for additional days - Monday 13th or Thursday 16th June, please contact the Accommodation Office on 01 708 6400, referencing your attendance at the Maynooth Union Conference.

Please note, all queries regarding on-campus accommodation, are to be directed to Maynooth Campus Conference and Accommodation Office, 01 708 6400.


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