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Wishing our 3rd and 6th year students the very best of luck in their exams!
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Welcome to the Department of Geography at St. Farnans Post Primary, where we aim to provide a high quality, innovative programme of teaching and learning.


''The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents, and in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.'' (Barack Obama)


The study of Junior Cycle Geography enables students to become geographically literate. It stimulates curiosity, creating opportunities for students to read, analyse, synthesise and communicate about their immediate environment and wider world. It develops knowledge, skills, values and behaviours that allow students to explore the physical world, human activities, how we interact with our world and to recognise the interconnections between systems.


At the Leaving Certificate Level, Geography is an option subject and presently half of students have opted to continue their study of this subject. The Leaving Certificate Geography course was revised in 2006 and currently the revised syllabus has a core, elective and option structure. In fifth year the physical and regional sections are covered (core section) with an emphasis placed on the elective (economic geography) and option section (geocology) to be completed in sixth year. All students will build on and develop in greater detail the knowledge that they acquired during the Junior Cycle. A field study is also included in the course and is worth 20% of the overall mark.



Ms. Bourke

Ms. Dowling

Mr. Mac Neaney

Ms. O'Connor

Mr. O'Sullivan 

Ms. Weir