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You may have heard of the Reading Ulysses course that we have successfully run in Blackrock Education Centre.  You may have even attended the course already but you know of someone who might enjoy it.  We are delighted to announce that Dr Seamus Cannon has offered to guide us again in the adventure that is to discover what has been described by many critics as ‘one of the greatest novels ever written'
Introduction to the course: Tuesday, December 9th, 7:30
Tuesdays in 2015, from 7:30 to 9:30

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June 9th
Please email If you intend to come on the 9th...

A Victorian Village
By Séamus Cannon and Carole Cullen
Published by Blackrock Education Centre Nov. 2014
Available from:
Price €20 paperback; €35 case bound. (limited edition)
Please call 012365013 or go to  for more information
'Monkstown - A Victorian Village' is an affectionate and evocative celebration of the social and architectural heritage of Monkstown, a Dublin suburb. Authors Séamus Cannon and Carole Cullen present the history of the Monkstown community and its built environment in an extensively illustrated and very readable 125pp. An interesting feature is a focus on notable residents of the nineteenth century...

Tuesday 11th November 19:30 
As part of the Arts in Education Charter, an Arts in Education Portal will be established.  This will be new national digital resource of arts and education practice for teachers, artists, and anyone working in the field of arts in education. It will provide a dedicated space where good practice, research, resources and inspirational case studies can be shared and accessed online. 

The Write a book Project will run for the 29th time this year as usual.
You can download the registration form from
The website contains also information, ideas, suggestions and a couple of slide shows that the children might like: one is a Merit book from last year, Taibhse sa Bhanc (rang a dó) and the other a sample of images from Merit books 2014.
Dates for Write a book Project 2015 can be found in the Calendar page, under the To Participate tab.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Adela at the Centre (01 – 236 5024)