Dundrum, Dublin

Dundrum, Dublin

St Tiernan Community School, Balally, Dundrum, Dublin,

Márie O' Neill

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The Searsol centre enables children from the age of eight upwards to learn the skill of touch typing. Our unique training method focuses on enabling children to work independently, giving them confidence in their typing abilities. They progress through small steps to gradually develop their accuracy and typing speed.  Unlike traditional tuition, Searsol fosters students’ skill in self-learning, building confidence and lessening reliance on a teacher.

Our typing course is suitable for all children from the age of eight upwards. We work with children that have learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or other learning differences.

Your child will be initially assessed by the Searsol tutor to determine what they can achieve on our typing course. Your child will visit their local Searsol centre once a week, where their Tutor will observe their typing and ensure that they are using the right technique. Searsol’s aim is to develop each child into a confident, independent and enthusiastic learner

Our Dundrum centre is located in St Tiernan’s Community School

Sean Carthy
Sean Carthy

Hello, my name is Máire O’Neill and I am the Searsol touch-typing tutor at the Dundrum Centre.

I have been showing people how to get the best out of their computer applications and their keyboard for many years. I am currently working as a part-time resource and home tuition teacher at a local secondary school.  I have a reputation for showing empathy, patience, and understanding to all my students, but especially to the more ‘reluctant’ ones.

I particularly enjoy showing young people how to touch type properly in a fun and relaxed way.  If students can get this particularly important key skill under their belts when they are young, they will reap enormous benefits from it later in life when they go to college or start work.

I try to provide a very user-friendly and informal learning environment for students when they are in the typing course. I look forward to welcoming you to the Centre and seeing your progress from week to week.


  • Wednesday
    4:15 - 5:15 pm
  • Wednesday
    5:15 - 6:15 pm
  • Saturday
    10:30 - 11:30 am
  • Saturday
    11:30 - 12:30 pm
Class Schedule

Classes follow the school term. Classes run from September to May No classes on the following dates: October mid-term Christmas February mid-term Easter

Car Parking
Wheelchair accessible toilets
Public transport (Bus or Luas nearby)

Dundrum, Dublin Center Address:

St Tiernan Community School





Computer Room Directions:

Computer room: 9 - From the main reception go straight through all four sets of double doors, take a left at the end of the corridor and computer room 9 is the last door (purple) on the left-hand side. Please note: 1. The School parking is for those who are attending the School. It is not for any other use. 2. If a car is left parked within the School grounds after lock up on Saturday at 3pm, the gates will not be opened again until Monday morning. 3. The gates are closed all day Sunday.

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The free trial assessment is an hour long and takes place as part of the class.  Just drop your child off to the class and then come back at the end of the class. The class tutor will show a report on how your child got on detailing the following:

  • How many exercises they did.
  • Their average accuracy and word-per-minute
  •  What potential grade they can achieve on the course – Bronze, Silver or Gold grade.
Searsol is a participating provider for the National Childcare Scheme (NCS).
The National Childcare Scheme is a fantastic initiative designed to empower young people up to the age of 15, enabling them to make a positive impact on their lives and communities. Through the NCS program, your child will have access to a diverse range of experiences and opportunities aimed at their personal development.
By registering your child for the NCS scheme and obtaining approval, you’ll receive a payment for course attendance. The rate of payment is determined by your income, with a guaranteed minimum subsidy of €1.40 per class fee.
To check your entitlement and estimate your potential subsidy, you can use the subsidy calculator. Please ensure that you input only one hour of childcare required per week to determine your weekly rate.
Once you’ve successfully obtained approval for the NCS scheme, kindly email us with the following information:
1. Child’s Full Name
2. Date of Birth
3. Chick Number
We will reduce your monthly course fee going forward by the approved amount, ensuring that your child can fully benefit from the NCS program.

Searsol’s Referral Program!

At Searsol, we’re excited to present our improved Referral Program designed to reward you for spreading the word about our exceptional typing classes. We understand that word-of-mouth recommendations are invaluable, and we want to acknowledge your support in a more substantial way. Here’s how our enhanced Referral Program works:

  1. Refer and Reap the Benefits: When you refer a friend, family member, or colleague to our typing course, and they subsequently enroll their child on our classes, you both stand to gain. Not only will they experience the incredible benefits of our typing program, but you will also earn a valuable reward!
  2. Your Reward: One Month of Free Tuition: As a token of our appreciation, when your referred student signs up for our typing classes after their free trial, and mentions your name during the free trial sign-up, you’ll receive a generous reward – one entire month of course fees credited to your account! This means you get to enjoy the benefits of Searsol’s classes at no cost for a whole month.
  3. Seamless Process: The process is effortless. Just make sure that the person you refer enters your name in the “Referral Name” field during their free trial sign-up. This step is crucial to ensure proper tracking and crediting of your account with the reward.
  4. The More You Refer, the More You Earn: There’s no limit to the number of referrals you can make! Every successful referral that meets the criteria will earn you another month of free tuition. So, whether you refer one student or ten, your generosity will be well-rewarded.
  5. Sharing the Gift of Efficient Typing: By participating in our Referral Program, you’re not only benefiting personally but also helping others discover the advantages of fast and accurate typing. Spread the word about Searsol’s transformative typing classes and contribute to creating a community of proficient typists.

Thank you for being a valued part of the Searsol community and for helping us spread the art of efficient typing!

If your child can’t make our typing class, they can access Typewiz at home using their passcode. The passcode can be obtained from the class tutor or email Searsol requesting it.

If the classes are not on due to midterms etc. Your child still can access Typewiz using their passcode.


The class schedule is located on centre page

Select the centre that your child is attending and click on choose centre.

Click on the In Centre Class Times

The class schedule will list the weeks that the classes are not on i.e. mid terms, Christmas, Easter etc

When the classes are not on your child has the option to access Typewiz at home using their passcode.

Note they need to login in at the same time as the class they are attending in order to progress on Typewiz otherwise it is in revision mode only.

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