Why Study Religious Education?


Ireland is becoming an increasingly pluralistic society and as such it is integral that our students are understanding and aware of the cultures and beliefs found in Ireland today. Religious Education has changed greatly in the last number of years and focuses on developing students’ knowledge of world religions and beliefs, whilst exploring their own ethical and moral values.


Some Topics students will explore include: 

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Issues of Justice and Peace
  • Morality
  • Philosophy.


As we are a Dominican School, under the trusteeship of the Le Chéile Catholic Schools Trust Religious Education is a compulsory subject within our school.  Junior Certificate (JC) students are required to take Religion as an exam subject in 3rd year, while the subject as an exam is a choice for Leaving Certificate (LC) students.

 Link for New Junior Certificate Exam