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Help your children to learn about the world we live in with the aid of these super Globes and Atlases.

Marco Polo Illuminated Globe now €20.00

New World Atlas now €5.00

These offers won't be beaten so order now while stocks last. 


We're offering a lovely selection of children's books at an incredible €1.50 each.

Stocks are limited so don't delay order today!!


Here's an amazing opportunity to win this beautiful Big jiggs Rose Cottage dolls house, valued at €180. To be in with a chance to win, place an online order with us

( between Friday 15th Feb and St Patricks Day and your name will be entered into our competition. Your order can be for toys, stationery or schoolbooks. Draw takes place on Tuesday 19th March. Good luck!


Playing with pegs is good for your health.

A group of neuroscientists at the University of Stockholm recently established scientifically that regular use of Quercetti peg toys provides an excellent workout for children's hands. But it also has a beneficial effect on the brain, helping to improve language skills. In other words, the more children play with pegs, the more their brains are exercised, making language learning easier and improving expression!


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!

295.2 KB - Weekly Study Planner


WAS €9.99 now €7.99

Less Stress More Success gives you all you need to get the best results you can in your exams. Your complete course condensed, organised and prioritised, in both print and digital options. Now in full-colour, making facts stick and revision easier. Make those study hours really pay!


David Gillick will be signing copies of his new book Back on Track in our Ballinteer branch this Saturday the 22nd of December from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Come along and sample some of his recipes .


All of our shops will be open this Sunday 16th of December 12pm - 5pm

and Sunday 23rd of December 9.30am -5.30pm

Xmas eve 9am-5pm


No need to wait until Friday .20% off all toys online from now until Sunday the 25th of November .Just use the voucher code BLACK20 to avail of the discount .


Cinnte 3 is Back in Stock 


Bua na Cainte 3 Pupil's Book is back in stock


Still a little bit of work to do before we reopen .

Our Stillorgan branch has moved upstairs in the Stillorgan Village Shopping Centre ( beside Brambles and the School Wear House )

We will be open on Thursday the 31st of May .

We look forward to welcoming you .


The Stillorgan branch of Opening Minds is closed for a few days, to facilitate relocation into Stillorgan Village Centre (upstairs near the schoolwear shop).  We look forward to welcoming you there.


The C-Pen Exam Reader is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with an English human-like digital voice. It has been approved for use in the state examinations from 2018 onwards. Dyslexia Ireland is currently holding briefing meetings on the benefits of this pen for people with dyslexia.


Get your schoolbooks covered for free

All orders placed online before the30th of April can avail of free covering .

Use the voucher code FBCAPRIL18 at the checkout.


Tá Opening Minds ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge ...Tabhair cuairt ar do shiopa áitiúil mar tá réimse leathan leabhair Gaeilge do pháistí againn .


Drop in to any of our shops with your World Book Day voucher and collect any one of the 10 free World Book Day books.


Children Learn through Play.

Orchard Toys are passionate about developing games and jigsaws that strike the perfect balance between education and fun.All of their games and jigsaws are tested in schools and nurseries with both teachers and children to ensure this all important balance.

Educational benefits include



Number and Counting

Develop Colour Recognition

Develop Shape Recognition

Develop Matching and Memory Skills

Encourage Observation Skills

Develop Understanding of the World

Develop Hand Eye Coordination

Develop Personal and Social Skills

Browse our selection of Orchard Toys here


Happy Valentine's Day

20% Off Toys online (today only)

Use the voucher code Love18 at the checkout to avail of discount .


Call in to our shops in Dublin and Drogheda and browse our fantastic range of books for children and adults .Prices starting at €3.00.


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