To support distance-learning, we are pleased to announce that we have resumed our operations under strict guidelines (see details below). We are dispatching orders that are placed online, by email ( or by phone (045 409322), provided we have stock available. Customer collections or visits to our premises are not permitted at this time.

While schools, colleges and some centres are closed, we can send orders to home addresses, either yours or a third party (e.g. teacher/student/parent). To do this, please select a billing address and a different delivery address when you are submitting your details.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Outside the Box has just published a free mental well-being journal for children aged 8 to 12+. Please share this with pupils, teachers, friends, community groups or anyone you think will benefit by using it. Click HERE or on the cover for more information.


Updated list of Essential Retail Outlets (27 March 2020) – Government of Ireland

We have resumed the processing of orders as we are classified as a ‘Businesses that can only offer emergency call-out or delivery services’ under the sub-heading of ‘retail sale of office products and services for individuals working from home and for businesses’ taken from the following Government of Ireland’s publication:

Thank you for supporting us and for your understanding and cooperation during these very challenging times.