Welcome to the Rediscovery Centre

Leading change from waste to resource through re-use, re-design, research and education.

The Rediscovery Centre is a social enterprise dedicated to providing community employment and training via innovative reuse enterprises which use waste and unwanted materials as a resource and raw material for new product design.

Our scientists, designers, business managers and craftsmen are united in a common purpose of sustainability through resource efficiency and life cycle design.  Our operational processes and programmes provide workplace skills training and development for unemployed people, graduates and the community. Our public training courses, demonstrations and educational activities highlight the benefits of effective resource management and encourage everyone to REDISCOVER the value of waste.


What's new...!

Revival for best shop in Ireland

The EPA sponsored 'Revival' popup shop is sure to make an appearance in this year's Irish Times 'Best Shops' competition.  A collaborative venture of the Community Reuse Network, the shops brings together the brightest and the best of Irish upcylced designs.   Read the full article

Blinkin fruit flies!

We (my wife and I) got our compost bin is Aldi back in Spring on one of their promotions (but you can get compost bins in loads of places) and so far we have only had one issue.. .. .. .. blinkin fruit flies! Read the full article

Rediscover Cycling will be closed for repairs till Tuesday 5th August

Apologies to all our bike customers

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Rediscovery Centre hosts UCD "Innovation Sprint"

UCD working together with the DSP to build a pilot programme of education for the Ballymun Youth Guarantee Scheme enlisted a group of students from the Ballymun community to work with the Rediscovery Centre in providing solutions to business problems by applying creative thinking and Innovation. 

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What is it about the bike?

I've only just returned from a race weekend in Ballyhoura on the Cork Limerick border. I'm still shook! This was a long one. Read the full article

A few words from the Rediscover Fashion workshop

Today's blog comes from the Rediscover Fashion Workshop on a reflective Friday afternoon. Suzanne and Ashleigh are part of the incredible trainee team here and work alongside Karolina and Audrey under the watchful eye of Fashion Technician, Tiina Muru. Read the full article

Come and join us at the Rose Festival

On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of July, St. Anne's Park will play host to the Rose Festival. The Rediscovery Centre has lined up a range of fun and exciting events during the Rose Festival to share with the community.
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