Events

Calendar of Events

Event Description:
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.

Event Date and Time:
2018 Calendar

Event Location:
Rediscovery Centre

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Tour of the Rediscovery Centre 19th – 24th August 2019

Event Description:
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.

Tours from the 12th to 24th August are free of charge and sponsored by the EPA.

Event Date and Time:
Tours daily at 11am , 1pm and 3pm 19th Aug - 24th Aug

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

Event Price: Free

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Exploration of all things water!

Event Description:
To celebrate Heritage Week, the Rediscovery Centre is hosting a free event on Saturday 24th August for an exciting exploration of all things Water! We invite you to learn more about how important water is in our daily lives through a variety of walks, talks and activities. Whether it’s an exploration of our reed bed cleaning system, an examination of how much water you use on a daily basis or designing your own ocean cleaning device, we’ll have all that and much more besides so come along and join in the fun.

This event is kindly sponsored by Local Authority Waters Programme http://watersandcommunities.ie/about/

Please note that minimum numbers are required for the workshop to proceed.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 24 August 13:00 to 15:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre

Event Price: Free

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Tour of the Rediscovery Centre 26th – 31st August

Event Description:
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.

Tours from the 12th to 24th August are free of charge and sponsored by the EPA.

Event Date and Time:
Tours daily at 11am , 1pm and 3pm 26th Aug - 31st Aug

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

Event Price: Free

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Lego® Brick Building Workshop

Event Description:
This is a creative Lego® brick building and social activity workshop for children aged from 3-12 years old. It has been developed to help children learn through play and fun! At this workshop the children will learn how to create model builds and work together to play games and activities.

As part of this workshop children will learn;

- How to develop their imagination, creativity and social skills
- An introduction to STEAM
- Solving problems-sharing-turn taking
- Practising teamwork and developing their self esteem
- Learning to listen and follow verbal and visual instructions

Event Date and Time:
Sat, 31 August 2019 10:30 to 12:00

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

Event Price: €12

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Lego® Brick Building Workshop

Event Description:
This is a creative Lego® brick building and social activity workshop for children aged from 3-12 years old. It has been developed to help children learn through play and fun! At this workshop the children will learn how to create model builds and work together to play games and activities.

As part of this workshop children will learn;

How to develop their imagination, creativity and social skills

- An introduction to STEAM
- Solving problems-sharing-turn taking
- Practising teamwork and developing their self esteem
- Learning to listen and follow verbal and visual instructions

Event Date and Time:
Sat, 31 August 2019 13:30 to 15:00

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

Event Price: €12

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Introduction to Sewing for Beginners

Event Description:
Carrie Ann will teach you the basics of sewing so that you will feel confident enough to start your own projects. We will start at the absolute beginning and show you how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin and we will also demonstrate all the different functions of a sewing machine finishing with sewing samples.

*Attendees must be over the age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Sat 14 Sept 10:00 to 12:30

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

Event Price: €45

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Geology Rocks!

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre Investigates series offers children the opportunity to explore environmental and STE(A)M topics all within the wonderful surroundings of the Boiler House, Ballymun. Our young investigators will use their super sleuthing skills to get a greater understanding of how the world works through a mixture of hands-on activities, presentations and design.

Each Investigate workshop has its own unique focus and is guaranteed to delight enquiring young minds.

Children who take part in all five workshops will be awarded their very own Certificate of Investigation!

Investigate.2 – Geology: Geology Rocks! During the workshop the young investigators will embark on a journey of discovery of Earth: moving continents and erupting volcanoes, rocks and minerals in our daily life, ancient fossils and how they formed. A mix of presentation, interactive games and hands-on activities will disclose the wonders of our evolving planet.

*Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Duration: 90 minutes.

*Minimum numbers required

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 21 Sept 2019 11:00 to 12:30

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

Event Price: €10

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Geology Rocks!

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre Investigates series offers children the opportunity to explore environmental and STE(A)M topics all within the wonderful surroundings of the Boiler House, Ballymun. Our young investigators will use their super sleuthing skills to get a greater understanding of how the world works through a mixture of hands-on activities, presentations and design.

Each Investigate workshop has its own unique focus and is guaranteed to delight enquiring young minds.

Children who take part in all five workshops will be awarded their very own Certificate of Investigation!

Investigate.2 – Geology: Geology Rocks! During the workshop the young investigators will embark on a journey of discovery of Earth: moving continents and erupting volcanoes, rocks and minerals in our daily life, ancient fossils and how they formed. A mix of presentation, interactive games and hands-on activities will disclose the wonders of our evolving planet.

*Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years old. Duration: 90 minutes.

*Minimum numbers required

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 21 Sept 2019 14:30 to 16:00

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

Event Price: €10

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Demystifying Organic, Bio-Dynamic and Natural Wines

Event Description:
A wine tasting experience for curious wine lovers. During this informative masterclass we explore the differences between conventional wine making and the natural wine movement. We discover the facts about sustainable wine growing, wild fermentation, organic, bio-dynamic & natural wine.

No experience or previous knowledge about wine is necessary, this workshop is designed to be social, interactive, entertaining and educational. We will also debunk some wine myths surrounding this topical subject.

Do you fancy tasting these type of wines? I will carefully select five lovely wines to showcase how diverse and interesting these styles of wine can be.

I will guide the group though how to taste wine properly, highlighting the difference in aromas & flavours. We will look at production methods & explore the basics of food & wine pairing.

**Please note that this is a strictly over 18's event

Event Date and Time:
Thursday 26 September 19:00 to 20:30

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

Event Price: €30

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