Welcome to CoderDojo Howth

This site was built by Alex Bashilov and Kate Skillington using HTML 5, CSS 3 and Bootstrap.

What we do at CoderDojo Howth


HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. HTML is a programming language that is very commonly used around the world. Its primary use is in building webpages. The current standard is HTML 5, which along with CSS 3, allows for page rendering across multiple devices.




Scratch was developed by M.I.T Media Lab. With Scratch, you can programme your own interactive stories, games and animations - and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people to learn to think creatively , reason systematically and work collaboratively - essential skills for life in the 21st century.



Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects. Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors and other actuators.


About CoderDojo Howth

CoderDojo Howth was started in September 2013 to introduce and teach coding to kids on the Howth Peninsula and its surrounding areas. Founding mentors, Robin Blanford and David Doran, set us on the right track and are two of the many mentors we have since we started. It is pleasing to see our junior attendees turning into mentors themselves helping new recruits get to grasp with the basics of coding through animation platform Scratch and HTML for website design and Arduino electronics platform.

CoderDojo Howth runs out of the Howth Primary School (with the kind permission of Principal Mr John Chambers) and meets on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 3.30pm during school term.

Children who attend are typically aged 7 to 15 and tend to work in small groups sharing their knowledge with their peers.

If you are interested in attending please drop us an email at howth.ie@coderdojo.com

About CoderDojo

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people, between 7 and 17, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. In addition to learning to code attendees meet like minded people and are exposed to the possibilities of technology.

Within the CoderDojo Movement there is a focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self led learning, with an emphasis on showing how coding is a force for change in the world.

The global network of free computer programming clubs for young people.


About Howth

Howth is located on the peninsula of Howth Head, which begins around 13 kilometres (8.1 miles) east-north-east of Dublin city, on the north side of Dublin Bay.

Originally just a small fishing village, Howth with its surrounding once-rural district is now a busy suburb of Dublin, with a mix of dense residential development and wild hillside. The only neighbouring district on land is Sutton. Howth is also home to one of the oldest occupied buildings in Ireland, Howth Castle.

The name Howth is thought to be of Norse origin, perhaps being derived from the Old Norse Hǫfuð ("head" in English). Norse vikings colonised the eastern shores of Ireland and built the settlement of Dublin as a strategic base between Scandinavia and the Mediterranean. Norse Vikings first invaded Howth in 819.

Get in Touch

If you would like to learn coding in a fun environment we meet Saturdays from 2pm to 3:30pm at Howth Primary School. If you would like to send us an email please fill in the form below.

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