Events

Workshops for Schools

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

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Tours of the Rediscovery Centre

Event Description:
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 Tuesday 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.

Event Date and Time:
Tuesday - 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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FREE Heritage Week Tours of the Rediscovery Centre

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The Rediscovery Centre is hosting tours for small groups as part of National Heritage Week. 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.

FREE Tours are available Thursday to Saturday from at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

Event Date and Time:
Thursday 18th August - Saturday 20th August, 10am, 12pm and 2pm

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

Event Price: FREE

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Beginner Bike Maintenance Workshop

Event Description:
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

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 20th August 2022 from 10.00am until 12.30pm

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

Event Price: €30.00

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Beginner Bike Maintenance Workshop

Event Description:
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

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 20th August 2022 from 2.00pm until 4.30pm

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

Event Price: €30.00

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Heritage Week Workshop for Kids

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Join us at the Rediscovery Centre to celebrate Heritage Week with a fun-filled craft workshop for kids! We will be exploring the richness of Ireland’s natural heritage and creating wildlife- inspired art and crafts. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 27th August 2022, from 2.30pm until 4.00pm

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

Event Price: €10 per child

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Clothes Swap

Event Description:
On Saturday the 3rd of September, we will be hosting a Clothes Swap event in the Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy. Bring up to four pieces of clean adult clothing (in good repair) to the Rediscovery Centre, between 11am - 1pm and swap it for a voucher for two to four pieces! Come along for this unique chance to upgrade your wardrobe!
Let’s get swapping!

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 3rd September 2022 from 11am until 1pm

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

Event Price: FREE

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Introduction to Furniture Upholstery

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Join Nessa Doran O'Reilly, Programme Manager for Rediscover Furniture, for an Introduction to Furniture Upholstery. During this workshop, Nessa will guide you through the basics of furniture upholstery. You will learn how to remove a cover from a drop seat and how to reupholster it. All materials provided. You will also learn how to do the traditional deep button upholstery technique. The tickets for this event are €95.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 3rd September 2022 10am - 4pm

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: €95

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Furniture Revamping Workshop

Event Description:
Join Marianne from The Revamp Tramp for one of her popular Furniture Revamping Workshops. This workshop is suitable for everyone from beginners to those who would like to learn new furniture revamping techniques. Learn how to prep and paint your furniture before trying out many different techniques including decoupage, stenciling, glazing, distressing, using frog tape and how to plan out a design for your piece. You will bring a piece of furniture with you and you leave the workshop with a fully finished piece of revamped furniture.

All materials are provided on the day to turn your piece of furniture into something really special. You only need to bring the piece of furniture that you would like to revamp. Free parking at the venue is available. Lunch is not included but there is a Café at the Rediscovery Centre and in the interest of doing our bit for the environment please bring your reusable cup if you have one.

If you have any queries or if you are unsure of what furniture to bring please do not hesitate to contact Marianne at Marianne@TheRevampTramp.ie
*Attendees must be over the age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, September 10th, 2022 10:00AM - 4PM

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: €95

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Kids Sustainable Crafts – Create-Your-Own Autumn Wreath

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Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Arts & Crafts workshop for kids, where we will be reusing cardboard to make your very own Autumn Wreath! Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years. Let’s get creative!

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 17th September 2022 from 11am until 12pm

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

Event Price: €10 per child

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