As a Catholic school, Religious Education plays an important part in the life and work of Coláiste Muire Realt na Mara. RE is a core subject taken by all year groups from first year to sixth year. In first, second and third year, students follow the NCCA syllabus and sit a final exam at higher or ordinary level. Topics include: Community, Christianity, Islam, the Question of Faith, the Celebration of Faith and the Moral Challenge. This is complemented by an in-class project on the life of Venerable Nano Nagle, the foundress of the Presentation Sisters. In 2019 incoming first year students will begin studying the new RE specification for Junior cycle. Further information on this course can be accessed here: NCCA RE.
In Transition year, fifth and sixth year, students follow the NCCA non-exam RE syllabus which includes but is not limited to topics such as world religions, social justice, spirituality and moral decision making. Students are also given the opportunity to engage in different fundraising and charitable activities such as the Christmas shoebox appeal and the Simon Community food collection.