About Blackrock Education Centre

“BEC promotes partnership in education by providing access to training, development and support for teachers and the wider education community”
Staff
  • Susan Gibney - Director
  • Clodagh McDermott - Centre Administrator
  • Jenny Masterson - Projects
  • Aisling Healy - Bursar
  • Chris Murphy - Centre Accounts Administrator
  • Clare Condon - Reception/Room Bookings/PDST Administrator
  • Sandra Kinsella - Administrator Local Courses/PDST TIE 
DEPARTMENTS:-

TPN (Teacher Professional Networks)
Adela Fernandez - Administrator

Associates and Local Facilitators (ALFA) - 
Eithne Woods - Administrator

JCSP (Junior Certificate School Programme)
Elaine Flynn - National Administrator
Jill Byrne -Accounts Administrator
Dorota Ruszczak - Administrator

General Assistant - Alec Dowling - 
Housekeeping - Martyna Ostojska

Management Committee
Richard Davies Chairperson The High School, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Donal Ryan Treasurer

Retired Principal, Holy Family N.S. Monkstown

Jessica Fuller

 

FIS, IADT, Dun Laoghaire

Mary Gallagher

  Holy Cross N.S., Dundrum, Dublin 14

David Alvey

 

Retired, BFEI, Adult Education 

Maria Spring

 

Principal, St. Clare’s NS. Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W 

Dr Kirstie McAdoo

  Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Laoise Ní Chuinn 

  Our Lady of Mercy Convent School, Booterstown
Niamh Murray   St Patrick's BNS, Holly Park, Dublin 18
Cora Ui Chuinn   Retired, Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Dun Laoghaire
Paul Twomey   Queen of Angels Primary School, Sandyford
Jake O'Brien
 
Presentation Secondary School,
Warrenmount, Dublin 8
Room Hire and Reservation
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Classroom Information
Room NAMECAPACITYINFORMATION
Classroom 1 or 3 Theatre Style = 50/60
Classroom Style = 30
Conference Style = 30
Boardroom Style = 30
Cabaret Style= 30
Hourly = €25
Half Day = €75
Full Day = €125
Room 4A/B 10 Desktop Computers (+option to add 10 laptops)
Theatre Style = 20
Classroom Style = 20
Conference Style = 20
Boardroom Style = 20
Hourly = €30
IT USE: €150
Classroom:€100
Room 2 or 5 Theatre Style = 30
Classroom Style = 20
Conference Style = 20
Boardroom Style = 20
Hourly = €20
Half Day = €55
Full Day = €100

Catering

Tea/Coffee + Biscuits
= €2.86 per person
Tea/Coffee + Sandwiches/snacks
 = €6.00 per person
Tea/Coffee + voucher for local carvery
 = €14.01 per person

Standard Equipment

Laptop, Data Projector and Screen,
WI FI, DVD, Video Players, Audio System

Cancellation Fee

€25 for cancellation less than 7 days before event

Blackrock Education Centre (BEC) - one of 21 such full-time Centres throughout the country - provides support for teachers and others involved in education in Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County, part of South County Dublin and North County Wicklow. This region has approximately 250 schools, both Primary and Post Primary with over 5000 teachers. 

It is financed by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and by contract work undertaken by the Centre, frequently by way of joint publications. 

The Centre is managed by a committee elected annually at the Centre's AGM. Leadership and management of the Centre are the responsibility of Director Dr. Susan Gibney.
Our Mission Statement: “BEC promotes partnership in education by providing access to training, development and support for teachers and the wider education community”

The Centre was established in 1972 in Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Since 1996, BEC has been located in the grounds of the IADT Dún Laoghaire at Deansgrange - near Baker's Corner public house (Bar), a useful landmark for orientation purposes! 

The present building was officially opened by the Minister for Education, Niamh Bhreathnach on February 27th 1997, almost 25 years to the day after it first came into being. Blackrock Education Centre was designed by Shay Cleary Architects. The design of the centre earned them a Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland award. 

Built around a central courtyard, the Centre comprises a large entrance foyer, a conference room, a number of training rooms including an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training facility, meeting rooms and other facilities. A feature of the courtyard is a replica of a monastic sundial from early Christian times.

Local teachers and other local groups use the Centre for meetings, presentations and discussions.

Contact Us

Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

EIRCODE: A96 EW01
TEL: +353 1 236 5000
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gallery

  • Classroom

    Classroom

  • Courtyard

    Courtyard

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