Our School Campus
Blarney Street’s new garden and outdoor learning space, named Éirú, sits on the upper yard of our school grounds, overlooking Cork City. The space was created in Spring of 2023 by the very talented Daniel O’ Shea, a parent in our school community and carpenter. It was months in the making, involving teachers, staff, parents and children across the school as we transformed a formerly disused space into an outdoor oasis. The space includes vegetable beds, flower beds, composting, an outdoor classroom, rainwater collection and solar powered lighting and fountain.
We named the garden Ériú, which comes from Irish mythology. Ériú was a goddess of abundance and sovereignty. Here children learn about food origins and how foods grow. The space aims to support greater biodiversity, improve our sustainability and facilitate learning of all kinds when it comes to nature, plant-life, wildlife and sustainability.
This space was generously sponsored by Cygnum in supporting our outdoor learning initiatives! Many thanks also to Duhallow Sawmills, Cork City Council and Green Spaces for Health for their support.
The Crow's Nest
Our outdoor play area is the perfect way to encourage the children to get outside and explore. It has been designed to challenge and promote the development of gross motor skills. With rope ladders, balance beams, and a fireman's pole, there's something for every young adventurer. Let your child have fun while building strength, coordination, and confidence.
Blarney Street School is a community where students learn about more than just academics. We are also home to a state-of-the-art astroturf pitch, providing students with an exciting outlet for exercise and team-building. Our commitment to growth and development goes beyond the classroom, and we believe that sports and extracurricular activities are an integral part of a well-rounded education.