ESB Science Blast - Comes To MIC, Limerick From May 21st-23rd 

Have you ever wondered why some thought patterns get 'stuck' in our brains? Which Spuds cook the best? How to win the GAA All Ireland Hurling Final – or - if boys really are better than girls?

These are just some of the questions that schools from across Ireland will be answering at ESB Science Blast in Mary Immaculate College Limerick from May 21st – 23rd.

Over 150 schools from across Munster, Connacht and Leinster are taking part in the three day event showcasing their projects and participating in exciting science based workshops.

What Is ESB Science Blast? 

ESB Science Blast empowers children to discover the science behind a question that interests them.

  • Why do foods with a high sugar content appeal to children more than healthy foods?
  • How is the Irish love of take-away tea and coffee negatively impacting on our environment?
  • Conas gur féidir leat carr Lego a chruthú agus a thógáil d'ubh a bheadh go tapa agus sabháilte?
  • Why do Skyscrapers not fall down or sway in the wind?

ESB Science Bast, delivered by the RDS, is a non-competitive programme for primary school classes from 3rd – 6th (ROI) and Key Stage 2 (NI) that invites children to investigate the science behind a simple question that interests and excites them.                                                                 

The goal is to ignite children’s innate curiosity about the world around them and aims to promote curiosity, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking in children at primary school age to enable them to better respond to the challenges of the future.

Participating schools exhibit their work at showcase events in Dublin, Limerick and Belfast, where they receive feedback from the team of expert judges and participate in science themed workshops and shows.


How Can My School Get Involved? 

Registration is closed for the 2018/2019 school year but will open for 2019/2020 in September 2019.  If you would like to register your schools interest email

To find out more about what ESB Science Blast is and how schools can participate visit HERE (link to

2019 ESB Science Blast Events

To find out more about ESB Science Blast and see how you can get involved visit here. 

Why Is ESB Involved?

ESB is leading the transition to a low carbon future powered by clean electricity.

That future will depend on having creative and innovative problem solvers. 

We believe we have an important role to play in supporting young people to develop scientific literacy and critical thinking skills through programmes like ESB Science Blast that encourage curiosity and discovery, helping them not only to become creative and innovative problem solvers, but also active and engaged citizens, capable of making informed choices to tackle climate change and other global challenges.