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Update on ‘Catholic Education: Formal, Informal and Lifelong’ Conference

The Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education is delighted to host the 2019 annual conference of the Network for Researchers in Catholic Education - THURSDAY 17TH – FRIDAY 18TH October 2019 on DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra.

The theme of this year’s conference, which has attracted over 50 papers on a great variety of interesting topics, is ‘Catholic Education: Formal, Informal and Lifelong’. Please register using the link below. A Schedule of Events, Parallel Papers Timeline, and Book of Abstracts are now also available. Parking on Campus is limited to staff and students. Please use public transport if at all possible.

Book of Abstracts

Book of Abstracts


To register please use our Eventbrite

Conference Fee

The full conference fee is €157.89

Day rate (Thursday or Friday) is €85.09

The concessionary rate (full conference or one day) for unwaged delegated is €60.00


On-site accommodation is not provided but details of affordable overnight accommodation are:

The Bonnington: If booking the Bonnington Hotel please use Promo Code: NRCE for our special Conference Rate of €125 b&b.

Other Nearby Hotels


Croke Park:

Maples Hotel:


Public transport is available from the Airport and stop at the Bonnington and Skylon and DCU Institute of Education.

Taxi’s are also readily available from the Airport Terminal.