Date: April 24-28   Time: 10:00 - 13:00 daily

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO), the “Space for Science” in association with the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme and Cork Electronics Industry Association is offering unique experiences for Tech Week 2017.

Students are invited to come to BCO to work with cutting edge technology, which is used in real-world electronic applications, through hands on workshops.

Students will be guided through the process of designing circuits and then will test them for real using wires and breadboards. They will learn to troubleshoot and build increased understanding throughout. By the end of the workshop students will be creating their own devices to interact with the world around them using Arduino programming.

Dates: April 24 – 28, 2017

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Cost: €5 per student

Capacity: maximum 30 students per session, 2 sessions per day.

Location: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork

Age group: 5th and 6th classes (with prior exposure to electric circuits), Junior Certificate Science and TY groups

Activity Outline can be found here: TechWeekWorkshop2017

To book contact: or call 021 4326120


Second level Schools in Cork City can also book with BCO to schedule visiting speakers at their school for a career focused talk about working in the technology sector. Presentations by employees of tech organisations in Cork will talk about their paths to working in Tech in Cork.

There is no fee for the Tech Week outreach programme and the 40 minute talks are most suitable for Transition Year and up.

To book contact: or call 021 4326120