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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.


***Promotion*** ONLY €8.00

This promotion is now over .

****New World Atlas was €15.95 now €8.00 ****

This up to date,186 page Atlas is full colour and piled full of useful maps , charts and diagrams .Ideal for school , home or office use ,great for projects .


Revise wisely for the Mock Junior and Leaving Certificate Exams .

Download Revise Wise's Online Study Guide


Start the new year off by opening a Schoolbook Savings Account .Save as much as you like , as often as you like .Call in to any of our branches for details . Go you our Facebook page to enter our competition to win a €50.00 voucher for schoolbooks .


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

Sunday 17th -                12pm    -      5.00pm

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

Sunday 24th -            9.30am   -  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 

237.8 KB - Santa Letter


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


Staff Picks
Wooden Abacus
Price: €20.00
Wooden Birthday Cake
Price: €25.00
Triple-layer Party Cake
Price: €25.00
Buy 1 New
Buy 1 New
Buy 1 New
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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 you can email your list to and we will add it to our website.

Remember to adjust your stationery quantities according to your booklist .

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Stillorgan Orpen — 01 2836477

Ashbourne, Web Unit — 01 8353411

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