Welcome to the Rediscovery Centre

Leading change from waste to resource through re-use, re-design, research and education.

The Rediscovery Centre is a social enterprise dedicated to providing community employment and training via innovative reuse enterprises which use waste and unwanted materials as a resource and raw material for new product design.

Our scientists, designers, business managers and craftsmen are united in a common purpose of sustainability through resource efficiency and life cycle design.  Our operational processes and programmes provide workplace skills training and development for unemployed people, graduates and the community. Our public training courses, demonstrations and educational activities highlight the benefits of effective resource management and encourage everyone to REDISCOVER the value of waste.



What's new...!

Valentines Day treats with an eco twist from Rediscover Fashion

Show that special someone you care with a hand crafted treat! Read the full article

Research Update: Development of a Material Reuse Framework

This project aims to produce both high level guidance and material specific protocols for reuse that will feed into an overarching framework for waste reuse in Ireland. Read the full article

Rediscovering Furniture with Cabinteely Tidy Towns

Local residents are learning the basics of furniture restoration as part of Cabinteely Tidy Towns' on-going commitment to waste reduction and reuse.   Read the full article

Sewing Workshops 2016 Schedule

Dates, times and details of forthcoming monthly sewing club, sewing machine workshop for absolute beginners and a creative up-cycling workshop. Read the full article

Biodiversity Awareness - Rediscovery Centre Social Media Campaign

As part of our education series to primary schools, we recently designed a series of social media posts to bring awareness to some common Irish species.  Read the full article

WISER Life Project Eco-Cluster Update – January 2016

You may have seen the works starting on the Boiler House in Ballymun. There is work going on behind the scenes too. The Rediscovery Centre social enterprises are joining together to form an Eco-Cluster, which will be housed in the '3D textbook' located in the new Boiler House national demonstration centre in Ballymun, Ireland.

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Education Programme Update: Discover Centres Meet

Sarah Clear, Education Programme Manager represents the Rediscovery Centre at Discover Centres gathering Read the full article

Supported by:

Dublin City Guinness Fund The Green Way