In Religious Education (RE) students will learn about what people believe, why they believe and how these beliefs influence their own lives, the lives of others and the world around us. They will explore how many religions, particularly Christian religions, have shaped the Ireland they live in today.

Religious Education, therefore, invites students to reflect on their own experiences of religion and their commitment to a particular religious tradition, and/or to a continuing search for meaning, will therefore be encouraged and supported.
The subject is built around a framework of knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes which seek

  • To foster an awareness that the human search for meaning is common to all peoples, of all ages and at all times
  • To explore how this search for meaning has found, and continues to find, expression in religion
  • To identify how understandings of God, religious traditions, and in particular the Christian tradition, have contributed to the culture in which we live, and continue to have an impact on personal life-style, inter-personal relationships and relationships between individuals and their communities and contexts
  • To appreciate the richness of religious traditions and to acknowledge the non-religious interpretation of life
  • To contribute to the spiritual and moral development of the student

Religious Education is a core subject in our school and shares cross-curricular links with History, Geography, Science, English, S.P.H.E and C.S.P.E.








































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