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Sunday 15 December 1 - 5 pm

Sunday 22 December 9.30 - 5.30

Tuesday 24 December close at 5pm

Wednesday 25 December closed

Thursday 26 December closed

Friday 27 December open

Saturday 28 December open

Sunday 29 December closed

Monday 30 December open

Tuesday 31 December open

Wednesday 1 January closed

Thursday 2 January open


5 Days of Black Friday Madness will start on Monday 25/11/19 at 9.30am

50% OFF selected Toys.

New Offers will be added daily over the 5 days .

Stocks will be very Limited 


Edco Exam Papers for the New Junior Cycle are now available to order for






Covering options and the environment

We are in discussion with our covering materials supplier to reduce our use of plastic and increase the use of eco friendly products. We have sourced A4 paper covers and copy covers in paper, both sustainably produced in Ireland. We supply brown paper rolls which may be used to cover schoolbooks.

We make every possible effort to source second hand school books, while recognising that the rapidly changing Junior Cycle specifications may mean that second hand books may not yet be available

Our bags and boxes are recyclable.

We welcome suggestions to aid the transition to a more sustainable future.


We are adding new lists everyday .

Find your schoolbook list. Ask us to add your list to the website!

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. A customer who emails a new list to us (i.e., a list not already on our website) will receive free book covering on their booklist order!

Remember to adjust your stationery quantities according to your booklist .

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If you have a voucher code please enter it at the checkout.


Congratulations to Shannen Tormay Marras .The beautiful Rose Cottage is on it's way to you very soon .


We're delighted to announce the introduction of our latest initiative here at Opening Minds. We are all challenged to buy gifts for the children in our lives from time to time, especially as they move from one developmental stage to another at such a rate. We now have the solution to this problem!!

Each month we will send your child a book (€10) or a book and toy (€25) individually selected for the stage your child is at and with their individual interests in mind.

We have a wide range of educational toys and books suited to all ages and a team of knowledgeable staff ready to select the best books and toys for your child. You can be happy in the knowledge that you are giving a gift that will help your child get a head start in learning and development.

There is no contract required, you decide how long you wish to keep on gifting!

For more information please contact


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.


My First Mosaic
Price: €25.00
Animals Mosaic
Price: €25.00
Fire Fighter Puzzle
Price: €16.00
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