The Rediscovery Centre

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  • Creative Waste Workshop for Kids

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Arts & Crafts workshop for kids where we will be reusing waste materials to make some amazing bird feeders and hanging flower pots to take home.

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  • Creative Waste Workshop for Kids

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Arts & Crafts workshop for kids where we will be reusing waste materials to make some amazing bird feeders and hanging flower pots to take home.

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  • Science Workshop for Kids

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

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  • Kids Crafts Workshop – Create-Your-Own Valentine’s Family Tree

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Arts & Crafts workshop for kids, where we will be reusing materials to make your very own Valentine's Family Tree! Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.

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  • Science Workshop for Kids

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

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  • Science Live!

    Event Description: Join us online February 15th for an exciting Science Live event! Your primary class can work along in real-time with our Education team as they take you through a fun and hands-on science experiment.

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  • Midterm Camp – Science Day

    Event Description: Looking for some fun activities for your children during the mid-term break? Then why not join us for our day camp filled with fun hands-on activities.

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  • Midterm Camp – Space Day

    Event Description: Looking for some fun activities for your children during the mid-term break? Then why not join us for our day camp filled with fun hands-on activities.

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  • Bicycle Basics – Parent and Child Workshop - Morning

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

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  • Bicycle Basics – Parent and Child Workshop - Afternoon

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

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  • Engineering Workshop for Kids (6-9 years)

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

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  • Engineering Workshop for Kids (10-12 years)

    Engineering Workshop for Kids (10-12 years) Event Description: Everyday Engineering: a fun hands-on workshop for children exploring everyday engineering and what the future of engineering holds.

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  • Gardening and Biodiversity Workshop for Kids

    Event Description: Looking for something different to do this Saturday? Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Gardening and Biodiversity workshop for kids.

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  • Gardening and Biodiversity Workshop for Kids

    Gardening and Biodiversity Workshop for Kids Event Description: Looking for something different to do this Saturday? Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Gardening and Biodiversity workshop for kids.

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  • Easter Camp

    Event Description: Are you looking for some fun activities during the Easter holidays? Join our Education team Easter Camp workshops with fun hands on activities.

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  • Bicycle Basics – Parent and Child Workshop - Morning

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

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  • Bicycle Basics – Parent and Child Workshop - Afternoon

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

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  • Easter Camp

    Event Description: Are you looking for some fun activities during the Easter holidays? Join our Education team Easter Camp workshops with fun hands on activities.

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  • Water Workshop for Kids

    Event Description: Come to discover our watery world at the Rediscovery Centre on Saturday June 9th! Children will learn about where water comes from, how we use it, how important it is and how we can protect our aquatic environment.

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  • Water Workshop for Kids

    Event Description: Come to discover our watery world at the Rediscovery Centre on Saturday June 9th! Children will learn about where water comes from, how we use it, how important it is and how we can protect our aquatic environment.

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  • Biodiversity Workshop for Kids – Nature Explorers

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Nature Explorers 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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  • Biodiversity Workshop for Kids – Nature Explorers

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Nature Explorers 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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  • Space Workshop for Kids - Morning

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for an out-of-this-world experience. Our Space Explorers workshop for kids investigates the universe, the origins of the solar system, its planets and moons and looks at space exploration.

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  • Space Workshop for Kids - Afternoon

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for an out-of-this-world experience. Our Space Explorers workshop for kids investigates the universe, the origins of the solar system, its planets and moons and looks at space exploration.

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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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  • 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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  • Gardening and Biodiversity Workshop for Kids - Morning

    Event Description: Looking for something different to do this Saturday? Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Gardening and Biodiversity workshop for kids.

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  • Gardening and Biodiversity Workshop for Kids - Afternoon

    Event Description: Looking for something different to do this Saturday? Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Gardening and Biodiversity workshop for kids.

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  • Creative Waste Workshop for Kids - Morning

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Creative Crafts workshop for kids, where we will doing a variety of creative crafts by reusing waste materials, such as fabric, cardboard, plastic and sweet wrappers.

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  • Creative Waste Workshop for Kids - Afternoon

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Creative Crafts workshop for kids, where we will doing a variety of creative crafts by reusing waste materials, such as fabric, cardboard, plastic and sweet wrappers.

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  • Heritage Week Workshop for Kids - Morning

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre to celebrate Heritage Week with a fun-filled craft workshop for kids! We will be exploring the richness of Ireland natural heritage and creating wildlife- inspired art and crafts.

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  • Heritage Week Workshop for Kids - Afternoon

    Event Description: Join us at the Rediscovery Centre to celebrate Heritage Week with a fun-filled craft workshop for kids! We will be exploring the richness of Ireland natural heritage and creating wildlife- inspired art and crafts.

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  • Engineering Workshop for Kids - Morning

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

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  • Engineering Workshop for Kids - Afternoon

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

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  • October Halloween Midterm Camp

    vent 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.

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The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9
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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