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

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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 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 academy@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 academy@rediscoverycentre.ie

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Sustainable Christmas Fair 2022

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Rediscover the joy of a sustainable Christmas at the Rediscovery Centre!

The Sustainable Christmas Fair takes place on the 3rd of December at the Rediscovery Centre from 11am to 4pm. This Christmas experience will feature market stalls with sustainably made products focusing on reuse, quality and local production showcasing social enterprises, independent retailers and others, zero waste Christmas treats and demonstrations. Find your special sustainable, upcycled or ethically sourced gifts while supporting the environment and learn about the impact this also has on local communities.

Confirmed stalls:
- GIY
- Food Cloud
- Sióg
- Felted Knits and Quirky Bits
- The Masked Lizard
- NatZen
- Ecomutt
- Island Willow
- Crazy Glazing
- Steampunk
- Three Sisters Craft
- Solstice Dublin
- The Upcycle Movement
- Iveragh Drums
- Literary Lip Balms
- Mendicity
- Upcycled Creations
- Recreate Ireland

The Sustainable Christmas Fair and Social Enterprise Showcase is supported by EPA.

Event Date and Time:
Sat, 3 December 11am - 4pm

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: FREE

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Christmas Crafts Workshop for Kids

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Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our fun hands-on Eco Christmas crafts workshop for kids, where we will be making fabulous Christmas decorations from waste materials. Crafts include creating Santa Claus figures using cardboard, to making plastic bottle penguins, fabric tree decorations and beautiful upcycled Christmas cards. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 10th December 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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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.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 14th of January 2023 from 10:00 until 16:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, D09 HK58 Ballymun

Event Price: €95,00

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Creative Waste Workshops

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Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Arts & Crafts workshop for kids, where we will doing a variety of creative crafts by reusing waste materials, such as fabric, cardboard, plastic and sweet wrappers. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years. Let’s get creative!!

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 21st of January 2023 from 14:30 until 16:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, D09 HK58 Ballymun

Event Price: €10,00

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Get to Know Your Sewing Machine – Beginners Sewing Workshop

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This three hour workshop is for complete beginners and anyone who would like to refresh their basic sewing skills.

Arran Murphy from Rediscover Fashion will start from scratch, going through the basics of the sewing machine - how to thread it as well as the various functions it performs. We will practice our stitch lines and work our way towards completing a fun project. This workshop is the perfect way to get you started on your sewing adventures. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines but we have plenty in house for you to use too.

*Attendees must be over the age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 28th of January 2023 from 10:00 until 13:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, D09 HK58 Ballymun

Event Price: €35,00

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Get to Know Your Sewing Machine – Beginners Sewing Workshop

Event Description:
This three hour workshop is for complete beginners and anyone who would like to refresh their basic sewing skills.

Arran Murphy from Rediscover Fashion will start from scratch, going through the basics of the sewing machine - how to thread it as well as the various functions it performs. We will practice our stitch lines and work our way towards completing a fun project. This workshop is the perfect way to get you started on your sewing adventures. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines but we have plenty in house for you to use too.

*Attendees must be over the age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 28th of January 2023 from 14:00 until 17:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, D09 HK58 Ballymun

Event Price: €35,00

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Building and Renovating Natural and Healthy Homes

Event Description:
Join renowned architect and Professor Tom Woolley for a one-day interactive workshop to look at the wide range of materials and construction techniques needed to build and renovate natural and healthy homes.

Morning:

• An explanation of airtightness, energy efficiency and chemicals used

• Introduction to conventional construction methods, building materials and where construction materials come from. How they are manufactured and how they can damage the planet.

• Reviewing the materials used in the Rediscovery Centre and other samples of healthy and not so healthy materials

• A session on the theory of embodied energy, chemicals and bio-based materials

• Demonstrating the methods of checking and testing indoor air quality

Afternoon:

• Details of all the alternative eco, bio-based and recycled building materials

• A look at construction methods, including timber framing and other options

• Where to source building materials and how to save money and keep budgets low

• How to improve and renovate your home or build a new one

About your tutor

Professor Tom Woolley is an international recognised Architect who has published eight books on sustainable construction. He has also constructed many exemplar eco-buildings and runs training workshops around the world. Tom has been a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Alternative Technology. He was a consultant to the Rediscovery Centre on the selection and specification of building materials for the reconstruction of the Ballymun boiler house and also consulted on the early concepts for the Rediscovery Centre almost 20 years ago. Tom’s latest book Natural Building Techniques will be available at a significant discount to participants

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 4th of February 2023 from 10:00 until 16:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, D09 HK58 Ballymun

Event Price: €75,00

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Science Workshop for Kids

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Join us at the Rediscovery Centre for our Science workshop for kids. We will be exploring the science of our everyday lives and doing hands-on science investigations on chemistry, physics and forces. From kitchen science to magnetism, this workshop will bring the mad scientist out in everyone! Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 11th of February 2023 from 14:30 until 16:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, D09 HK58 Ballymun

Event Price: €10,00

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