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Mon 11th - Sat 16th      9.30am  - 5.30pm

Sunday 17th -                12pm    -      5.00pm

Mon 18th - Sat 23rd      9.30am  - 5.30pm

Sunday 24th -                 12pm   -  4.30pm

25th -27th Dec               Closed

Thurs  28th -Sat 30th     9.30am  - 5.30pm

Monday 1st                     Closed 

Tuesday 2nd                    9.30 - 5.30pm

Please note that the web unit will be closed from Friday 22nd of Dec to Jan 2nd .


Toddler, educational, musical, outdoor fun, toys.

You're right. The colours are a little different. We don't spend a lot of time thinking about how things are supposed to be. Instead, we create toys that inspire individuality. The look, feel and function are inspired by the world around us. Our process? Part joy. Part love. Part mischief. Part serendipity.


A Book is a gift that can be opened again and again .

Check out our great range of children's books online and instore .


It's nearly time to send your letter to Santa .

Download a copy of our Santa letter here 

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To keep our staff and customers safe. We will remain closed today. Business as usual tomorrow. Stay safe. 


Alan Shatter will be signing copies of his new book 'Life is a Funny Business' at Opening Minds Ballinteer on Saturday the 7th of October from 11am


Checkout our new Facebook Competition .

Lots of Back To School Stationery to be won 


The winner of the €100 School book  voucher is Corry P Mortu .

Congratulations Corry .


Only three days left to enter our Facebook competition for €100 school book voucher .


We have been very  busy adding book lists to the website .If you would like your list added just email us at 


Would you like a €100 Voucher for School Books ?

Go to our Facebook page and enter our competition .

It's easy , just like our Facebook page and tag your friends .

Closing date 31st May 2017 .(t&cs apply)


Congratulations to Rachel Ronan Duggan .Rachel has won the World Map jigsaw by Orchard Toys .Thank you to everyone for entering this competition .

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Opening Minds have available online and free to all our customers a

weekly study planner.

Opening Minds printable weekly study planner is available here to download and print as many copies as your student needs!

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Opening Minds warehouse and website will close at 4pm on Friday 23rd of December and reopen on Tuesday the 3rd of January 2017 .

All shops will be reopen on Wednesday the 28th of December at 9.30am 

Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year  to all our customers .




This Sunday only the 18th of December .

use the voucher code . WORDAROUND30 to avail of discount

Who knew that positioning a word in one continuous ring would make it so tricky to read? The challenge in WordARound is to quickly figure out where the word starts and to read it aloud before your opponents. The game seems so simple, but you'll find yourself baffled as you race to spot and call out words! 100 Word-A-Round cards with 300 words. For two or more players. Ages 10 to adult.


David Gillick will visit our Ballinteer branch on Saturday the 10th of December at 10.30am  to promote his book

David Gillick's Kitchen .

David will also be cooking some nutritious tasty food for you to try .


The winner of our Facebook competition is Aine Stapleton 

Closing date 30/11/2016


Many of the books we sell are available second hand. We only stock top quality, mint condition, current edition second hand books - and they are just over half the cost of a new copy!!!

Simply look for a "Buy Second Hand" button next to the "Buy New" button on any stock item. If the button is there, click on it to save money on your back to school bill. 


Just use voucher code AC25 at checkout to avail of 25% off.

Click here to see all the Arts & Crafts toys available online.

T&C apply.


Send us your booklist and we will upload all the items onto our website so that you can purchase all your requirements with just one click!

Click here for contact details or drop your list into your local Opening Minds branch, click here for locations.


Staff Picks
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Noah's Shape Sorter
Price: €45.00
Arckit Mini Modern Colours
Price: €37.00
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School Book Lists

Find your schoolbook list. 

Please click on your county below to see if your booklist has been added to our website. If your list does not appear you can order using the drop down menu to the left of the screen or email your list to and we will endeavour to add it to our website.

Remember to adjust your stationery quantities according to your booklist .

Or enter a Quickcode:
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Dun Laoghaire — 01 2304675

Stillorgan — 01 2836477

Ashbourne, Web Unit — 01 8353411

Drogheda, Laurence Centre — 041 9842847

Ballinteer — 01 2962027

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