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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 details for primary schools in the Galway diocese are here. (Last update April 2021.)

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 are here.

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

Click on any heading below to bring you to that section:

• Confession and Holy Communion Resources

• Confirmation Resources

• Documents

• Useful websites


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.

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.

Please let the diocesan office know the date for which Confirmations have been rescheduled in your parish.

The 2021 Confirmation ceremony booklet is available to download here in pdf and here in MS Word.

Useful websites

Catholic Schools Partnership






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