Scoil Mhuire Junior opens Geodome following Gala Gifts for Schools win

Scoil Mhuire Junior in Blakestown celebrated the opening of its new school geodome at an event held at the school this week. In 2019, Scoil Mhuire Junior won the Gala Gifts for Schools competition and was awarded a cash prize of €10,000 from Gala Retail as the winner of the ‘Best Eco Project’ category with its winning idea of having a geodome built in the school garden for its pupils.


The geodome was completed in April 2021 and has been a huge success for the school. Since its opening, pupils from each class have been spending time in the geodome learning about gardening and sowing plants, fruits, and vegetables that they hope to harvest ahead of Summer.

Tony Cluskey  joined the school and its pupils and guests for the official opening event of the geodome.

Jack Chambers TD, Lorraine Kitt, Davy Rae Walsh, Rebecca Kiely, Charlie Moran, Deirdre Hughes, Michelle Regan, Kadie Lee Burke, Tony Kluskey – GALA

Scoil Mhuire Junior expressed its gratitude to Gala Retail for the funds they received as winners of the Gala Gifts for Schools competition enabling them to build the geodome which will provide a natural environment and opportunities for learning that will benefit many more pupils of Scoil Mhuire Junior in the years to come and Gala Retail is delighted to have been able to help the school bring their winning project idea to life.

Plants inside Geodome