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
Biodiversity Explorers Workshop for Children
Event Description: About the workshop: We will explore the wildlife, habitats, ecosystems and food chains in our gardens.Aug 11, 2020 - Aug 11, 2020More details
Heritage Week Free Tours of the Rediscovery Centre
Event Description: To celebrate Heritage Week, the Rediscovery Centre is offering free guided tours to access all areas of Ireland National Centre for the Circular Economy and Europe only environmental ‘3D Textbook’ buildAug 19, 2020 - Aug 20, 2020More details
Virtual Creative Waste Reuse Workshop
Event Description: This online workshop includes a range of activities, such as which bin waste goes in game, how long to decompose activity and hands-on creative craft reusing waste materials that participants will do using materials at home.Aug 20, 2020 - Aug 20, 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
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 - Oct 10, 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.