Region 2

Region 2 comprises three full time Education Centres:

  • Blackrock Education Centre
  • Dublin West Education Centre
  • Kildare Education Centre

The Education Centres in Region 2 support teachers in 460 primary schools and 150 post primary schools.

  • Blackrock Education Centre

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    Director: Susan Gibney
    Address: Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire
    Tel: (01) 2365000
    Fax: (01) 2365050
    Email: [email protected]
    GPS: 53.2799641,-6.1545489
    Blackrock Education Centre is located in the grounds of IADT, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The Centre is a bright, naturally lit building surrounding a central courtyard. BEC has developed considerable expertise in the educational use of digital media, environmental education and educational publishing.
    We promote initiatives created by FÍS based in IADT, Ireland’s leading college for digital media. BEC has produced award winning websites and which combine our interest in environment and in digital media. A recent innovation is Paddy’s School Garden available on our website.
    BEC is the HQ for Junior Certificate Schools Programme , the Transition Year Support Service and the Associates and Local Facilitator Administration ALFA. An attractive feature of the Centre is Marian’s Wood to the rear of the Centre, a native woodland established by her friends to commemorate Marian Rollins an inspirational teacher who died prematurely some years ago.

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  • Dublin West Education Centre

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    Director: Gerard McHugh
    Address: Old Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
    Tel: (01) 4528000
    Fax: (01) 4528010
    Email: [email protected]
    GPS: 53.290523,-6.363564
    Dublin West Education Centre has been a full time Education Centre since 1991. Specifically it serves the needs of 6,000 primary and post primary teachers in West Dublin and plays its part in the network of Education Centres.
    The Centre’s local course provision is extensive, it enables numerous worthwhile projects including Write a Book project and it works closely with national support services. It played a leading role in the management of national support services and programmes and in the establishment of Teacher Professional Communities and in building capacity in the CPD system.
    It continues to be innovative in the areas of curriculum, Creativity in the Arts, Substance Misuse, ICT and Home School Community Liaison. Its participation in the WiMi European Project has had the effect of connecting a large number of Irish teachers and pupils to their European counterparts.

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  • Kildare Education Centre

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    Director: Dominic Mc Evoy
    Address: Friary Road, Kildare, Co. Kildare
    Tel: (045) 530200
    Fax: (045) 530237
    Email: [email protected]
    GPS: 53.15892,-6.914718
    Kildare Education Centre, as part of the national network of Education Centres, provides support to the education community of Co Kildare, East Offaly and West Wicklow. Established in 1997 as a full time Centre by the DES, the Centre continuously values and promotes a culture of co-operation and collaboration in the provision of professional development for teachers at primary and post-primary level.
    For information on courses currently on offer visit
    In addition to supporting the local education community Kildare Education Centre has been the base for the Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) since its inception in 1998. Its brief is to support the teaching and learning of modern languages at primary level in Ireland. Visit for further information.

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