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Post Date: 23 October 2019

Recent Religious Education team events

The JCT RE Team attended the European Forum for Teachers of Religious Education (EFTRE) Conference in DCU from August 28th- 31st. The conference was entitled ‘Reconciling Realities in Religious Education’ with approximately 60 delegates from 22 countries attending the event. As well as keynote speakers and workshop presentations the event included visits to the Chester Beatty Library, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, two Romanian Orthodox parishes in Dublin, the Hugh Lane Gallery, The Sanctuary, the Jesuit Centre for Justice and Peace and the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.


It was a unique opportunity for interbelief and ecumenical dialogue. Muslim educator Dr. Abdullah Trevathan gave one of the keynotes addresses to which the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Ireland Diarmuid Martin spoke afterwards. JCT RE team leader Dr. Ailís Travers spent an afternoon with delegates from a variety of countries in a Romanian Orthodox Church in Dublin which was followed by an address by Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson and conference dinner in Christchurch Cathedral.


The conference was a wonderful opportunity for the JCT team to reflect on a wealth of information and ideas that link to the Junior Cycle RE learning outcomes and explore possibilities for embedding the insights gained with teachers at future JCT RE days.





Post Date: 10 April 2019


Recently we hosted the Junior Cycle RE symposium in the Irish Centre for Religious Education.

To see the highlights click here

Post Date: 01 April 2019


On the 28th of March we held our first live webinar. It main focus was on planning.

To view a recording of it click here

Post Date: 01 January 2019


The Religious Education section of the website gives you access to all the up to date information related to our subject including:



You can also view the specification and will find a link to the assessment guidelines in the Key Documents section of our website once they become available.

As more Religious Education subject resources are created, they will be uploaded to each section of the website.

Please keep up to date with all Religious Education developments by following our Twitter handle:   @jct_re

Post Date: 01 February 2019

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