The Rediscovery Centre

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  • 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.

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  • Parent-and-child Build a Toolbox

    Parent and Child - Build your own Toolbox Workshop Event Description: Join Dave to make your own toolbox made from reclaimed pallet wood timber. This is a family friendly workshop for parents and children.

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  • Parent-and-child Make a Bird Box Workshop

    Spring is around the corner and our birds will soon be starting to look for the perfect nesting sites. One of the best parts of spring is watching birds arrive in your garden, set up their nests and watch as they raise their brood.

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  • Parent-and-child Make a Bird Box Workshop

    Event Description: Spring is around the corner and our birds will soon be starting to look for the perfect nesting sites.

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  • Everyday Engineering Workshop

    Everyday Engineering Workshop is a fun hands-on workshop for children exploring everyday engineering and what the future of engineering holds.

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  • Everyday Engineering Workshop

    Everyday Engineering Workshop is a fun hands-on workshop for children exploring everyday engineering and what the future of engineering holds.

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  • Gardening for Kids Workshop

    Event Description: Learn to garden for nature! Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Gardening and Biodiversity workshop for kids.

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  • Easter Camp for Kids

    Are you looking for some fun activities for your children during the Easter holidays? Join our Education team for a week filled with fun hands on activities.

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  • Mad Science Workshop for Kids

    Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Mad Science workshop for kids. We will be exploring the science of our everyday lives and doing hands-on science investigations on forces, magnetism and chemistry.

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  • Mad Science Workshop for Kids

    Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Mad Science workshop for kids. We will be exploring the science of our everyday lives and doing hands-on science investigations on forces, magnetism and chemistry.

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  • Bicycle Basics - Parent and Child Workshop

    Once children are using their own bikes it won't be long before they need a bit of maintenance.

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  • Urban Explorers Biodiversity Workshop

    Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Biodiversity workshop for kids. We will be exploring urban wildlife in our pond and garden, doing a range of fun hands-on activities such as pond-dipping and bug hunting.

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  • Urban Explorers Biodiversity Workshop

    Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Biodiversity workshop for kids. We will be exploring urban wildlife in our pond and garden, doing a range of fun hands-on activities such as pond-dipping and bug hunting.

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  • Gardening for Kids Workshop

    Learn to garden for nature! Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Gardening and Biodiversity workshop for kids.

    More details
  • Gardening for Kids Workshop

    Learn to garden for nature! Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Gardening and Biodiversity workshop for kids.

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The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 D09 HK58
Monday - Saturday: 9am to 5pm.
Free
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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.
Services include:

  • EcoStore
  • 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 | Things to do in Dublin | YourDaysOut

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.

Education

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.

Eco Store

Eco Store | Rediscovery Centre | YourDaysOut

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.

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