Schools queries should be directed to the Diocesan Education Office Co-ordinator:
Mr Pat Kelly,
Pastoral Outreach Centre, Árus de Brún, Newtownsmith, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 565066
The Government has updated its roadmap for return to schools in light of enhanced restrictions dated 18 August. Download the Covid-19 Schools Response Plan.
Click here to find Government guidelines and resources for re-opening schools.
Contact details for primary schools in the Galway diocese are here.
Contact details for post-primary schools in the Galway diocese are here.
Form 1 (Appendix F) – Patron's Declaration is available as a fillable pdf here.
Download the Department of Education & Skill's Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019–2023.
For the Managerial Authorities of Recognised Primary Schools: Circular 0044/2019 on recruitment/promotion and leadership for registered teachers in recognised primary schools.
Covid-19 information on interviews from the CPSMA
Reconciliation & 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.
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.
Please let the diocesan office know the date for which Confirmations have been rescheduled in your parish.
The Confirmations booklet is available for download in English here and in Irish here.
If you wish to customise the booklet for your school you can download an editable file in English here and in Irish here.