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 research supports the development of the circular economy and advocates for a more resilient, equitable society.   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...!

Roses are red... and pink and white and yellow..

Hola amigos! I'm Adriana, I'm 20, I'm from Spain (maybe you already noticed), and I'm here in Dublin doing a 9 weeks internship with The Rediscovery Centre! (I'm in my second week).
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Ballymun Creative Lab

The Rediscovery Centre, the NCAD Access Programme, and the Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun collaborated on a two-week long youth programme that combined the principles of the circular economy, sustainability, and the creative arts.  Read the full article

Safety and sustainability: the Rediscovery Centre at Henkel's Safety Expo

Paul Callan, head of Rediscover Cycling, discusses how proper maintenance both extends the life of a bike and makes it safer to ride. Read the full article

Community workshops in furniture restoration

Gerard Griffin and the Rediscover Furniture team facilitate workshops in the local community that teach furniture restoration and reuse skills. Read the full article

Rediscovery Centre and WISER Life project at the Rose Festival this weekend

This upcoming weekend, July 16-17, the Rediscovery Centre will again be participating in the annual Rose Festival at St. Anne's Park, leading nature walks, offering nature collage workshops, talking all things WISER Life and selling a variety of eco-products. Read the full article

A day in the life of an Education Intern

My name is Tadhg and I am a third year DCU environmental science and health student. For the past 3 months I have been working for the Rediscovery Centre as an educational intern with my classmate Shannen and Ixabel, who is on Erasmus from Pamplona in Spain. It is now the final week of our summer internships for our education team. Read the full article

Rediscover Cycling gives vintage bikes new life

The Rediscover Cycling team refurbishes a selection of unique vintage bikes, which bring a bit of bicycling history into the workshop. Read the full article

Supported by:

Dublin City Guinness Fund The Green Way