Should you wish to deepen your understanding of Scripture and continue learning beyond the courses offered by the Tarsus Scripture School either at an academic or casual level, you might find the following websites and programs of interest.

St Patrick's Pontifical University

The Faculty of Theology at St Patrick's Pontifical University supports the full range of theological disciplines. As the largest Catholic Faculty in Britain and Ireland, it contains internationally recognised expertise across the spectrum of theological subjects. It is supported by a long heritage of 220 years and the resources of a contemporary university. 

Of particular interest might be the Master's in Bible & Spirituality, or courses available in the Centre for Mission & Ministries such as the Higher Diploma in Pastoral Theology.

Hearers of the Word

This is Kieran's own website which features a variety of videos, podcasts, and resources on Scripture. In his own words: "The goal of this website is to open people's minds and hearts to the Word of God. The ordinary person experiences Scripture mostly through the readings at public worship. Accordingly, my own emphasis will be on the Sunday and daily readings as found in the Catholic lectionary. This is lectionary is not too different from the Revised Common Lectionary and my hope is that the resources found here might be used across the traditions."

You can visit the site and Youtube channel from the links below, or watch a short introduction to the goal and features of the site in the video to the right.


Godly Play Ireland

Godly Play is a form of spiritual accompaniment for children. It uses a unique method of storytelling which allows children to explore their own spirituality. Godly Play invites children to wonder about the mysterious presence of God in their lives. The children connect with Parables, Sacred Stories and Liturgical action through story, play and silence. It was originally designed to be used regularly with children in church settings; however it is now used in a variety of settings, most notably within families. It is suitable for use with adults as well as children.

Training courses are offered each year, and you can find out more about those as well as some further infromation about Godly Play at the link below.


Aspal is the product of a collaboration of the Adult Faith Development Team in Ossory Diocese and St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth.  It is the leader is digital faith formation on the island of Ireland, serving every parish and diocese in Ireland.

Glenstal Abbey

Glenstal is a Benedictine Abbey in Muroe, Limerick which often hosts a series of talks on scripture coinciding with liturgical feasts such as Lent or Advent. These talks can be attended online or in person. Additionally, the Abbey also hosts retreats or full-day conferences throughout the year. More information can be found on their events page below.