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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Bike gear tuning and maintenance workshop

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Gear maintenance can be one of the most difficult tasks when maintaining your bike, so this class will cover:
- Front derailer tuning
- Rear derailer tuning
- Chain removal and replacement
- Front and Rear sprocket removal and replacement
- Any other questions, time allowing

Participants are asked to bring their own bike to work on but can borrow a bike for the class with advance notice. Some experience with bike maintenance is recommended. Please email info@rediscoverycentre.ie describing/picturing the bike you intend to use would be appreciated to be sure suitable spare parts/tools are available should they be needed.

Event Date and Time:
Sat, Nov 27, 2021 10:30 AM - 1PM

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: €35

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Rediscover Christmas Fair 2021

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The Rediscovery Centre Christmas Fair will take place on the 3rd December from 5pm to 9pm and on the 4th December from 9am to 5pm. This event combines our work with independent suppliers and our sustainability ethos to create Dublin’s best sustainable Christmas fair. This sustainable Christmas experience will have independent retailers, sustainably made products and other businesses that focus on reuse, quality and local production. Our market stalls will be filled with sustainable, upcycled & ethically sourced products. Alongside the market stalls this family friendly event will include seasonal workshops for both adults and children, childrens’ games, an all day festive movie screening and festive foods & drinks in our Boiler House Cafe.

Come join us and rediscover the joy of a sustainable Christmas at this unique event! All are welcome and suitable for all ages.

For more information please see our dedicated webpage http://www.rediscoverycentre.ie/rediscover-christmas-fair-2021/

Event Date and Time:
Friday 3rd December 5pm – 9pm, Saturday 4th December 9am – 5pm

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: FREE

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Crochet Covers for Glass Jars Workshop

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Join Agata Berenice Calvo to learn how to crochet covers for glass jars. These crochet covers turn even the most ordinary glass jars into a perfect tabletop decoration for Christmas. For that additional touch, each jar can be personalised with leaves, tiny pinecones, and ribbons made of recycled fabric.

Lower intermediate level.

Event Date and Time:
Sat 4 Dec 2021 10:00 - 13:00

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: €35

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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 info@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.

Event Date and Time:
Sat, Dec 4, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:30PM

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: €30

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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 of age.

Event Date and Time:
Sat 11 Dec 2021 11am - 12pm

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: €10

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Christmas Crafts Workshop for Kids – Ho Ho Ho Sign

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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. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years of age. This workshop involves making a craft called 'Ho Ho Ho' sign using old decking squares.

All materials provided.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 11th December 2021 at 13:00

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

Event Price: €5

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Christmas Crafts Workshop for Kids – Sweet Treats Tree

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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. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years of age. This workshop involves making your own Yummy Sweet Tree to keep or share or even to give as a present using cans, tennis ball and trimmings, and not forgetting sweets/sweet wrappers.

All materials provided.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday 11th December 2021 at 14:30

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

Event Price: €5

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