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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach


Schools queries should be directed to the Diocesan Education Office Co-ordinator:
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 February 2021.)

REPP website screenshotContact details for 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:

• Current Covid-19 information

• Confession and Holy Communion Resources

• Confirmation Resources

• Documents

• Useful websites

Current Covid-19 information

Level 5 restrictions are ongoing. Click here for current government information.

Schools and Childcare
1 March:
Special schools at 100% capacity; junior and senior infants, first and second class to return to school; final year Leaving Certificate classes return to school.
8 March:
Resumption of the ECCE programme and return to school of ECCE-age children.
15 March:
Third, fourth, fifth and sixth class at primary level, and fifth year post-primary students, return to school.
29 March:
Early learning and care, and school-age childcare services to reopen
12 April:
First to fourth years post-primary return to school.


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 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.

Useful websites

Catholic Schools Partnership






Le Chéile