Recent News

  On March 28th a Primary Science event will take place in Cork.  Organised by the Irish Science Teachers Association in association with Lifetime LabOn, it will provide an opportunity to bring together Primary Teachers interested in developing the teaching of science within their schools. Further information by clicking here 

MATHletes Challenge 2015 launched on Monday, January 5th. This 4-month Challenge develops students’ confidence and competence in maths using Khan Academy, a free online learning platform. The uniquely competitive and engaging experience culminates with €20,000 in prizes and the title of MATHletes Challenge All-Ireland Champion.  You may sign-up at any time during the Challenge at
Another information session for teachers interested will take place in the Centre on Thursday January 15th at 7:30 p.m.  Book you place by clicking here

You may have heard of the Reading Ulysses course that we have successfully run in Blackrock Education Centre.  You may have even attended the course already but you know of someone who might enjoy it.  We are delighted to announce that Dr Seamus Cannon has offered to guide us again in the adventure that is to discover what has been described by many critics as ‘one of the greatest novels ever written'
Introduction to the course: Tuesday, December 9th, 7:30
Tuesdays in 2015, from 7:30 to 9:30

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June 9th
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A Victorian Village
By Séamus Cannon and Carole Cullen
Published by Blackrock Education Centre Nov. 2014
Available from:
Price €20 paperback; €35 case bound. (limited edition)
Please call 012365013 or go to  for more information
'Monkstown - A Victorian Village' is an affectionate and evocative celebration of the social and architectural heritage of Monkstown, a Dublin suburb. Authors Séamus Cannon and Carole Cullen present the history of the Monkstown community and its built environment in an extensively illustrated and very readable 125pp. An interesting feature is a focus on notable residents of the nineteenth century...