Events

Covid-19

Event Description:
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we have the following guidelines in place:

In order to protect visitors and staff, it is mandatory that adults wear a face mask during their visit. If visitors arrive without a mask there will be some available to purchase in our Ecostore. Adults will not be able to join a tour/workshop until they are wearing a face mask. If you have any queries in relation to face masks please email our team on info@rediscoverycentre.ie

In order to assist contact tracing all visitors must complete the following survey within 72 hours of their arrival. One survey must be complete per booking. Visitors will not be able to join a tour/workshop until a survey is completed. You can complete the survey here https://kwiksurveys.com/s/AJA4txIL

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Workshops for Schools

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Click here for more information on Primary School Workshops and Secondary School Workshops.

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All Year

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Tours of the Rediscovery Centre

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The Rediscovery Centre is hosting tours for small groups. Visitors of all ages will learn the unique background of the Rediscovery Centre, the history of old Ballymun Boiler House, and the work that the Rediscovery Centre carries out for the benefit of the community, the circular economy and our planet. A visit to the ‘living laboratory’ will be an engaging experience taking visitors on a journey through understanding sustainability, biodiversity and community action. Encompassing the workshops, outdoor garden, educational features and much more, visitors are guaranteed to come away with a better understanding of environmental care, the circular economy and take away helpful tips for greener living.

Tours are available Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm. Adults tickets are €7.50, students and OAP tickets are €6.00 and children are €5.00. If you would like to book a tour please email visit@rediscoverycentre.ie and we will book it in for you.

In line with current Government Guidelines, all visitors will need to provide valid Proof of Immunity upon arrival to confirm that all are over 18 and are either fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months. This does not apply to under-18s who are accompanied by an adult with Proof of Immunity. Face coverings are mandatory, to ensure the safety of other visitors and staff.

Event Date and Time:
Monday - Saturday, Tours are approximately and hour and take place between 10am - 4pm

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: €7.50 Adults, Concession €6,00, Children €5 - Book via visit@rediscoverycentre.ie

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A Day of DIY for Climate

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Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for a day of DIY for Climate! This event is hosted in association with Dublin City Council.

We’ve got an eclectic mix of expert DIY’ers to show you their skills. All events are FREE. These events will include:

Bike health checks and a bike repair clinic to show you how to fix your bike.
A furniture upcycling workshop to teach you how to take that furniture find from drab to fab.
A demonstration of how to build your own rainwater planter to spruce up your front or back garden.
There will also be tours of the Rediscovery Centre so you can learn more about the building and what we do.

Schedule:
Drop in anytime between 11am - 1pm Sea Starts Here

***You can book multiple tickets for different time slots***

11am - Introduction to Bike Maintenance
11.30am - Tour of the Rediscovery Centre 
12pm - How to Build A Rainwater Planter
12.30pm - Rediscovery Centre Tour
1pm - Introduction to Furniture Upcycling
1.30pm - Tour of the Rediscovery Centre
2pm - Introduction to Bike Maintenance
2.30pm Tour of the Rediscovery Centre
3.30pm - Tour of the Rediscovery Centre

Event Date and Time:
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 11:00am-4pm

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: FREE

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Crochet Class

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In this beginners crochet workshop, you will learn how to use basic stitches and techniques to crochet delightful and inspiring granny squares. Once you learn the granny squares basics you can mix and match them to create blankets, cushion covers, coasters, rugs, bags, and much more!

Agata will show you how to block, join the squares together and crochet edging to keep your work in perfect shape. This little project will fuel your creative needs and keep your crafting at home. Make sure to secure your place and create your own unique and colourful project.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 25 September 2021, from 10:00 until 13:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: €35.00

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Sustainable Space

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We are entering a new age of space exploration! As we venture further into space, we have to make sure our missions are not only safe and successful but also sustainable. Did you know there are around 6,000 satellites still in space, but less than half of them work? All of those old, unused satellites are creating space litter! Or can you believe that the lift-off of one of SpaceX’s rockets emits 336 tonnes of CO2, or the equivalent of driving the average car around the world 70 times? Our use and exploration of outer space is clearly in need of sustainability!

Our first ever, virtual sustainable space event will explore the links between space and sustainability. It will investigate how sustainability is influencing space exploration, where there are opportunities for sustainability in space, and where sustainability is already in use in space. Join us online Saturday October 9th for this FREE, exciting space event! This event is suitable for all ages.

When purchasing your FREE ticket, please indicate which workshops you would like to attend from the ticket list below. You can attend all workshops by getting a ticket to each one.

Kids and Families
11.30-12.30: Rediscovery Centre Space Workshop
12:30-13:10: Armagh Planetarium Space Junk Talk
13:30-14:00: Dr. Niamh Shaw Astronaut Talk

Teens and Adults
14:00-14:45: Dr. Niall Smith Blackrock Castle Observatory- "Space: The Sustainable Frontier"
15:00-15:45: ILOFAR and Dunsink Observatory
16:00-16:30: Dr. Peter Martinez Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation

Event Date and Time:
Sat, Oct 9, 2021 11:00 - 16:30

Event Location:
Online

Event Price: FREE

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Open House Free Tours of the Rediscovery Centre

Event Description:
To celebrate Open House, the Rediscovery Centre is offering free guided tours to access all areas of Ireland’s National Centre for the Circular Economy. Visitors of all ages will learn the unique background of the Rediscovery Centre, the history of old Ballymun Boiler House, and the work that the Rediscovery Centre carries out for the benefit of the community, the circular economy and our planet. A visit to the ‘living laboratory’ will be an engaging experience taking visitors on a journey through understanding sustainability, biodiversity and community action. Encompassing the workshops, outdoor garden, educational features and much more, visitors are guaranteed to come away with a better understanding of environmental care, the circular economy and take away helpful tips for greener living.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we have the following guidelines in place:

It is mandatory that customers wear a face mask during their visit. If visitors arrive without a mask there will be some available to purchase in our Ecostore. Visitors will not be able to join a tour/workshop until they are wearing a face mask. If you have any queries in relation to face masks please email our team on info@rediscoverycentre.ie

Event Date and Time:
Every two hours from Friday 15th October 10:00 until Saturday 16th October 15:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: FREE

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Beginner Bike Maintenance Workshop

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Learn to keep your bike running smoothly and safely. Bicycle tyres and brakes need regular maintenance, and doing the maintenance yourself will extend the life of your bike’s components and keep you on the road. Join Mark from Rediscover Cycling to develop these skills.
This class will include:
- Fitting inner tubes
- Inspecting damaged and worn tubes and tyre
- Rebuilding and setting up mechanical brakes from scratch
- Other general maintenance of chains, saddles, and handlebars
- Simplified, take home notes.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own bike to work on so as to learn to maintain their specific parts. If participants are unable to bring their own bike, a bike can be provided – send us an email to bikes@rediscoverycentre.ie with a description of the type of bike you typically use and we can do our best to have something similar for you on the day.

*Minimum numbers required for workshop to take place
*Participants must be 16 years or over
*Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we have the following guidelines in place:
In order to protect visitors and staff, it is mandatory that customers wear a face mask during their visit. If visitors arrive without a mask there will be some available to purchase in our Ecostore. Visitors will not be able to join a tour/workshop until they are wearing a face mask. If you have any queries in relation to face masks please email our team on info@rediscoverycentre.ie

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 16th October 2021 from 14:00 until 16:30

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: €30

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Spirit of Halloween Festival – Rediscovery Centre Workshops

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Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for two free Halloween workshops as part of Spirit of Halloween Festival!

Free for the community. Aimed at children 6 to 12 years. COVID-19 Restrictions apply. You can choose to attend just one or both workshops, however the Rediscovery Centre will not be responsible for your child between these two workshops.

11.00 to 12.30pm Halloween Arts and Crafts workshop
3.00 to 4.30pm Bat Workshop

Event Date and Time:
Friday 29th October 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 16:30

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Event Price: FREE

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Women in STEM

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Our world is changing at whirlwind speed. The challenges we face today, from climate change to infectious diseases, are unlike anything we have faced before. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) helps us to understand and address these issues. Women's contribution to STEM is vital for our future but unfortunately, in Ireland, only 25% of the STEM workforce are women.

We want to inspire the next generation of Irish women in STEM, and so as a part of the Let’s Talk Science Festival 2021, we are hosting a Women in STEM virtual panel event. This event is open to the public (15+ years) and provides insight into STEM careers through first-hand experiences of women scientists and researchers. The panel of scientists involved will span the spectrum of STEM disciplines and will have an open and honest discussion about their lives and careers, as well as answer all of your questions.

Event Date and Time:
Thu, Nov 11, 2021 11:00AM - 12PM

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Online

Event Price: FREE

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