The Rediscovery Centre
Tours of The Rediscovery Centre
Event Description: Take a guided access all areas tour of Ireland National Centre for the Circular Economy and Europe only environmental ‘3D Textbook’ building.Sep 2, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020More details
Creative Design for Sustainable Living
Are you interested in design? Do you want to learn more about sustainability? This fun, hands-on creative design week-long summer course is aimed at teenagers, and suitable for ages 12 - 17.Jun 22, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020More details
Summer Camp for Kids
Looking for some fun activities for your children during the Summer holidays? Then why not join us for a week filled with fun hands-on activities! The Rediscovery Centre Summer Camp takes place from from 6th to 10th July.Jul 6, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020More details
Out-of-this-world Space Workshop
This workshop will allow children to investigate the wonders of the universe, the origins of the solar system along with its planets and moons - all without the leaving the comforts of planet Earth.Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 11, 2020More details
Summer Camp for Kids
Looking for some fun activities for your children during the Summer holidays? Then why not join us for a week filled with fun hands-on activities! The Rediscovery Centre Summer Camp takes place from from 6th to 10th July.Aug 10, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020More details
Everyday Engineering Workshop
Everyday Engineering Workshop is a fun hands-on workshop for children exploring everyday engineering and what the future of engineering holds.Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020More details
Halloween Camp for Kids
Event Description: Are you looking for some fun activities for your children October mid-term holidays? If so, come join our Education team and get involved in some terrifying Hallowe’en hands-on activities.Oct 27, 2020 - Oct 30, 2020More details
Halloween Arts & Ctafts
Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Halloween themed Arts & Crafts workshop for kids! Our spook-tacular workshop includes a wide variety of hands-on Halloween arts and craft reusing waste.Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020More details
Christmas Crafts for Kids
Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our fun hands-on Eco Christmas crafts workshop for kids, where we will be making fabulous Christmas decorations from waste materials.Dec 12, 2020 - Dec 12, 2020More details
The Rediscovery Centre is a creative place, connecting people, ideas and resources.
The Rediscovery Centre brings together the skills and expertise of scientists, designers, business managers and craftsmen united in a common purpose of sustainability through resource efficiency and life cycle design.
The Rediscovery Centre is the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland. A creative movement connecting people, ideas and resources to support greener low-carbon living.
As the National Centre for the Circular Economy, we bring together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers and craftspeople united in a common purpose of sustainability.
|What we do|
Located in a bespoke demonstration eco-facility, we support four reuse social enterprises; Rediscover Furniture, Rediscover Fashion, Rediscover Paint and Rediscover Cycling.
These businesses use unwanted materials for new product development and design demonstrating effective resource efficiency, reuse and low carbon living.
- Rediscover Fashion (100% recycled fashion label & alteration service)
- Rediscover Furniture (furniture restoration & redesign)
- Rediscover Paint (paint reuse)
- Rediscover Cycling (bike reuse and repair service)
- Primary & secondary school environmental education workshops
- Third level research and education programmes
- Workshops, training and seminars for corporate clients
- Community and family events
- Upcycling & sewing courses
|The Boiler House|
The Rediscovery Centre is located in the repurposed Boiler House in Ballymun.
The building has undergone a major green revamp and it is now a state of the art facility with a focus on sustainability and reuse. It is perfect for meetings that require a unique setting and that have a focus on sustainability and the protection of the environment.
The facilities in our centre are suitable for conferences, workshops, meetings, team building events and exhibitions.
The Rediscovery Centre is an accredited Discover Primary Science and Maths centre.
Our education team offer interactive and experiential workshops for primary, secondary, and third level students which cover wide ranging environmental and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) topics. The Centre’s translational research activities support national waste prevention and climate action policy and advocate for a more resilient and equitable society.
The Rediscovery Centre is also home to a unique Eco Store located on the first floor. The Eco Store sells sustainably made products from over 20 independent Irish suppliers and from our own reuse social enterprises.
The Rediscovery Centre has opened a best-in-class eco store at our HQ in Ballymun. The Eco Store is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Reuse products are available in the shop – a collection built from Rediscover products and other Irish producers whose products exemplify a reuse or sustainability ethos in line with the overall project.