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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach


Diocesan Education Office Co-ordinator (primary schools):
Mr Patrick Kelly
Pastoral Outreach Centre, Árus de Brún, Newtownsmith, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 565066

Contact and other information for primary schools in the diocese: National-schools-by-deanery_2022-12_0.pdf

Diocesan Advisor for Post-Primary Religious Education:
Fr Martin Whelan
Diocesan Office, The Cathedral, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 563566
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Contact details for Catholic post-primary schools in the Galway diocese: Post-primary-schools-info.pdf

Online resource-sharing and contact platform for post-primary religious education teachers:

stylised dove over the heads of a congregationCelebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation 2024

Confirmation scheduling for 2024 has commenced and it is hoped dates will be available by the end of October 2023.

All Confirmation candidates should complete this application form and return it to their parish priest by 1 December 2023.
Tá foirm iarratais i nGaeilge anseo.

Confession & Holy Communion Resources

A series of three videos, each with an accompanying worksheet, has been produced by iCatholic for the Catechetics Council of the Irish Bishops Conference.

VIDEO 1 below and worksheet 1 here.

VIDEO 2 below and worksheet 2 here.

VIDEO 3 below and worksheet 3 here.

Confirmation Resources

The Council for Catechetics has worked with iCatholic to produce three preparation videos for Confirmation.

The first of them can be viewed below, and an accompanying worksheet is here.

Here is the second video, and its accompanying worksheet is here.

The third and final video is below, and the accompanying worksheet is here.

Useful websites

Catholic Schools Partnership






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