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Our shops will close this evening (21/10/2020), following government guidelines. We apologise for the inconvenience that this causes, and we will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please email if you have placed an order instore and have been unable to collect it before the closure of the shops.

We remain open online, for orders for schoolbooks, toys, books for children and stationery.


1000 pce jigsaws now in stock - €10 each.  Search for jigsaw 1000


Stick-O is the fun pre-school construction toy from the award-winning magnetic brand Magformers. Our easy to hold pieces make it super-simple for younger children to develop their motor skills through fun construction play. Just like Magformers magnets are safely sealed in every piece and because they rotate poles always connect, making model-building frustration-free for little hands.


Edco Exam Papers are now available to order.

New Features

New and Enhanced Student Guide to Better Grades in all exam papers and we have a NEW Mobile Audio App available to download to listen to all audio files


Exciting News - We are reopening our shops very soon .

We are delighted to announce that we will be reopening our shops on Monday the 8th of June 2020. We have been closely monitoring and following Government and HSE advice to best protect the health and safety of our customers and staff.

We are pleased that we are once again able to welcome our customers back to our stores, Thank you to all of you for your support and patience in the last couple of months.

Whilst we are pleased that we can open our doors again, our priority is to ensure the safety of customers and staff alike, and therefore you will notice some changes on your next visit- (details to follow )

In the meantime you can shop online with us at for Schoolbooks ,Stationery and Toys and have your order delivered to your home,office or Parcel Motel .


Xyloba combines the joy of marbles with the pleasure of music-making. Construct your very own unique marble run and hear it sing! Xyloba's modular design mean the parts can be combined in a variety of ways and can help develop motor function and spatial imagination. With extension kits available, Xyloba will offer hours of great fun for kids and adults alike!


Good news! We are slowly restarting, and working to ensure as best we can the safety of staff, customers, suppliers and couriers.

We hope to dispatch orders already received over the next two days, and we thank everyone for their patience.

We welcome orders online for delivery to home or workplace, and shop collection will be made available when the restrictions on shops are eased.


Shipping of Orders Temporarily Suspended

In these uncertain times, our utmost priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and the broader community and to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have decided to temporarily suspend the packing and shipping of all orders from our on-line store, We will contact customers in the coming days whose orders have been affected by this suspension.

You can still shop on-line with us now but orders will not be processed until after the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted.

We would like to thank our colleagues for their dedication and commitment during this current pandemic and to our customers for their ongoing support and understanding. We are all in this together, and by continuing to help each other we will emerge stronger.


Change the perspective!

50% off exam papers, for the next 6 hours

(while stocks last)

Use the voucher code EXAM50 to avail of discount 

Edco and papers included


In line with government guidelines and to help keep our staff and customers safe, Opening Minds shops have closed for the moment. We hope to reopen as soon as it it safe to do so., our website, remains operating at present.

Please check in online and on facebook for updates, and please email with any queries.

Keep safe

Opening Minds team


Opening Minds is open for business, and we are following HSE guidelines to best ensure the safety of staff and customers. We ask that you maintain your distance from staff and customers, that you pay for purchases with credit/debit cards where possible and we thank you for your business at this very difficult time.

We have loads of jigsaws and games, and workbooks in Irish, English, Maths and more to help keep up with study!


Public Health Advise

572.4 KB - Covid-19


Deal of the Day.

50% Off Melissa and Doug Toys

Online Only today

Use the voucher code MADMARCH50 to avail of the discount .

Voucher valid until 12 midnight 11/03/20


We’re delighted to launch a new Clearance section to our Opening Minds website.

Here you can pick up some great bargains from as little as €1 (excluding delivery).

Our clearance section contains a great variety of books that will appeal to teachers, parents and students looking for additional resources to provide a little extra help with a subject or something to give them that edge! We have a variety of text books and workbooks, some new some second-hand.

We will update this section regularly with new titles so be sure to keep an eye on what’s on offer and bag that bargain for yourself!

If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our selection, please feel free to contact us and we will only be too happy to help you find something that matches your needs. or phone (01) 8353411


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See and Spell by Melissa and Doug 



Have a look at our full range From Paul Lamond Toys and University Games.

Lots of new and exciting games for all ages .


Weekly Study Planner.

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



Don't just face exams, ace exams!


Win a complete set of Less Stress More Success revision guides for the Junior cycle or leaving certificate .

Go to our Facebook Page 

Just like our page ,share and tag an friend .Closing date Friday 31st of January 2020 .

Less Stress More Success gives you all you need to get the best results you can in your exams. Your complete course is condensed, organised and prioritised, making those study hours really pay!

Expert tips on how to maximise your points in the exam

Highlight key information for you

Exam questions help you apply what you’ve just learned



We want to make these next few months a little less stressful for you, so for January and February we’re knocking €2 off each of our revision guides, which means you can buy them now for only €7.99!


50% Off Toys online and instore now.

Use the voucher code Sale20 to avail of discount online.


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Price: €25.00
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