Events

Calendar of Events

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The Rediscovery Centre hosts a full calendar of events all year round. Find the perfect course for you in Fashion, Furniture, Bikes, Education or Tours. If you would like to search our events by date please click here to view our calendar.

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2018 Calendar

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Rediscovery Centre

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Educational Workshops for Schools

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Tour of the Rediscovery Centre 11th – 16th November

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The Rediscovery Centre is a must do for anyone interested in environmental care. It is Ireland’s National Centre for the Circular Economy and Europe’s only environmental ‘3D Textbook’ building. Suitable for visitors of all ages, our tour encompasses the unique and award-winning self-sustainable centre, a historical overview of the area and an in depth focus on the current environmental situation in Ireland. We will show you our ‘living laboratory’ and the work the centre is doing with regards to social enterprise, education, upcycling, biodiversity, sustainability and climate change.

Event Date and Time:
11 November - 16 November 2019 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €7.50 Adult, €6 OAP/Student, €5 Child

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Let’s Talk Science

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Join us for our annual interactive Let's Talk Science Festival in Ballymun! This year, Let's Talk Science will help you explore the fun world of Science and Climate Action. This exciting free festival is a unique opportunity for all the family to have fun and explore science, technology, engineering and maths.

Let's Talk Science is open to people of all ages – come along to discover and learn about the life in our oceans and on land, renewable energies and your food. Find out the science behind climate change and what you can do to help! We will have:
• Interactive exhibitions and demonstrations
• Messy hands-on experiments
• Intriguing discoveries
• Games and fun

This event has an exciting line up of exhibitors:

• The Rediscovery Centre
• Global Action Plan
• Airfield
• An Taisce Clean Coasts
• An Taisce Climate Ambassadors
• EcoUnesco
• IT Carlow RS Titan II STEM truck
• BEACON Centre
• Seahorse Aquariums

The Lets Talk Science Festival is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 16 November 2019 12:00 to 17:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: Free

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Tour of the Rediscovery Centre 18th – 23rd November

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre is a must do for anyone interested in environmental care. It is Ireland’s National Centre for the Circular Economy and Europe’s only environmental ‘3D Textbook’ building. Suitable for visitors of all ages, our tour encompasses the unique and award-winning self-sustainable centre, a historical overview of the area and an in depth focus on the current environmental situation in Ireland. We will show you our ‘living laboratory’ and the work the centre is doing with regards to social enterprise, education, upcycling, biodiversity, sustainability and climate change.

Event Date and Time:
18 November - 23 November 2019

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €7.50 Adult, €6 OAP/Student, €5 Child

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Circular Economy Academy Clinic Ballyfermot

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As part of the Circular Economy Academy, Sarah and her colleagues at the Rediscovery Centre will host a series of clinics and workshops throughout the country. During the clinics, the Academy will explore opportunities for social enterprise development and support. Working with individuals and groups interested in creating a new enterprise, or diversifying operations within an established organisation, the Academy will enable the adoption of Circular Economy principles and the transition to low carbon, sustainable living. Clinics include a ‘Discovery’ session identifying opportunities and exploring business ideas as the best entry point for your circular economy journey.

Event Date and Time:
19 November 14:30 to 16:30

Event Location:
Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership | 4 Drumfinn Park | Ballyfermot | Dublin 10

Event Price: €5

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Make a Christmas Tree from Pallets

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It is that time of year again when we start to think about Christmas! Bring a friend to this festive workshop, taking place on the 23rd of November, to learn how to make your own unique Christmas tree from old wood pallets. Rediscover Furniture Programme Manager, Gerard Griffin, will teach you how to create a unique Christmas tree from recycled pallet wood. You will also be adding little shelves to the branches to help you add lots of Christmas decorations to your new tree.

This ticket price allows two people to attend the workshop and by the end of the class each group of two will have one well crafted Christmas tree to take home.

* The minimum age to participate in this workshop is eight years old and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
* Minimum numbers required for workshop to take place.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 23 November 10:00 to 12:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: Admission for two €40

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Make a Christmas Tree from Pallets

Event Description:
It is that time of year again when we start to think about Christmas! Bring a friend to this festive workshop, taking place on the 23rd of November, to learn how to make your own unique Christmas tree from old wood pallets. Rediscover Furniture Programme Manager, Gerard Griffin, will teach you how to create a unique Christmas tree from recycled pallet wood. You will also be adding little shelves to the branches to help you add lots of Christmas decorations to your new tree.

This ticket price allows two people to attend the workshop and by the end of the class each group of two will have one well crafted Christmas tree to take home.

* The minimum age to participate in this workshop is eight years old and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
* Minimum numbers required for workshop to take place.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 23 November 14:00 to 16:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: Admission for two €40

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Homemade perfume workshop

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“Creative blending is a aesthetic alchemical. a process of ‘learning to listen through the nose.’ - British Herbal Pharmacopoeia 1983, p.14

Join Bí URBAN to sample their extensive collection of essential oils at your leisure, following your instinct to create a blend that is uniquely your own. They support you in the process, providing advice about the strength and quality of the oils and they will keep your signature scent recipe on file for you to replicate or adapt into the future.

You will come away with a 10 ml roller ball bottle of your signature scent - wrapped in gold paper in an organic cotton Bí Bag.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 23 November 11:00 to 13:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €33.50

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Tour of the Rediscovery Centre 25 November – 30 November

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Take a guided access all areas tour of Ireland’s National Centre for the Circular Economy and Europe’s only environmental ‘3D Textbook’ building. Visitors of all ages will learn the unique background of the Rediscovery Centre, the history of old Ballymun Boiler House, and the work the 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

Event Date and Time:
25 November - 30 November 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €7.50 Adult, €6 OAP/Student, €5 Child

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