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. 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.
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 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 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 is located at The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9, D09 HK58. The Centre is open Monday to Saturday and is open the from 9am to 5pm.
The Centre is based in the repurposed Boiler House in Ballymun which was developed as a prototype ‘3D textbook’ a new concept in experiential learning and the first of its kind in Europe. The centre demonstrates best practice building design, construction and operation and defines the building and environs as an educational tool to effect positive behavioural change with respect to resource management and efficiency.
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