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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:

Confirmation Ceremonies 2023

We would like to assure those to be confirmed, their families and sponsors, that the whole diocese is praying for them all as they prepare for this important time in their lives.






Those who are due to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2023 are invited to make an application. Application forms are available from your local parish and are also downloadable in English here and as Gaeilge anseo. These forms should be completed and returned to your local parish priest (moderator/administrator) immediately.

Please be advised that while we will do our utmost to adhere to the 2023 Schedule, circumstances may arise where changes may have to be made at short notice.

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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