Engineers Week 2018

Engineers Week aims to create positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession to people of all ages, especially students and their teachers and parents.

We are hosting events here at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Lough Gur and Birr Castle – all in association with Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland allowing us to offer a subsided rate to all students.







Engineers Week workshops for Primary Students

A fortnight of exciting hands-on workshops, exploring electricity, for primary school children.

Workshops are aimed at 4th, 5th and 6th class and will introduce children to engineering using specially designed electronic kits. The format will be a mixture of learning about the basics of electricity and building their own electric circuits. The visits will include a planetarium show.

These activities are designed to engage children to explore Engineering and Science, by inspiring them with space and astronomy. Activities will be tailored to specific age groups and will be linked to the relevant school curriculum. Pupils will be guided through the visit using a mixture of skills including creativity, problem solving, teamwork and experimentation, all of which are key to what engineers do. The workshop outline is here: ElectricityPrimary2018

Dates: Monday February 19 – Friday 23, Monday February 26 – Friday March 2

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Age group: Best for 4th, 5th, or 6th class

Capacity: 30 students/class, 2 classes per day

Cost: €5/student

To book contact: or call 021 4326120



Schools visiting us can avail of discounted rates with Bus Eireann. To receive your reduced quote please contact

 Engineers Week CPD

Taking place here at the Castle on January 30 from 6pm – 8pm.  More information can be found here 



Event Information

  • Date: Monday 19th February - Friday 2nd March, 2018
  • Time 10am - 1pm
  • Venue: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory , Castle Road, Blackrock

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