Material Innovation at the Rediscovery Centre

Posted on 6th January 2023

The Boiler House is one of the only buildings remaining from Dublin’s Ballymun estate built in the 1960s, repurposed in 2017 as a new home for the Rediscovery Centre. Scroll through to discover the material innovations used in our unique …

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Naturally Dyed Decorations

Posted on 23rd December 2022

Our talented Rediscover Fashion team hand-dyed these beautiful Christmas decorations with Turmeric and Blueberries! 

Many common textile dyes are toxic and contaminate water sources. Using natural dyes such as roots and berries is a great way to safely and beautifully …

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Repair Cafes 2023!

Posted on 22nd December 2022

Repair is an integral part of achieving a circular economy, and as the National Centre for the Circular Economy, we were delighted to host our first Repair Cafe, and to share a bit of what we do with the country …

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Rediscovery Centre on The Ryan Tubridy Show

Posted on 1st December 2022

Rediscover Furniture programme manager Nessa Doran O’Reilly joined Oliver Callan on The Ryan Tubridy Show on Wednesday the 30th of November. Nessa spoke about the work that we do at the Rediscovery Centre and she shared some of her top …

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Humans of the Boiler House: Steven

Posted on 25th November 2022

‘I always loved bikes, I had a big passion for bikes… I think probably more fixing them than actually cycling them… and I taught my kids, so I was kind of always the mechanic.’

After 32 years as a professional

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Humans of the Boiler House: JP

Posted on 24th November 2022

‘For me, it’s my main mode of transport. I don’t drive and even if I did, I think I’d still use the bike a lot more, because I think it’s just essential around Dublin. And even as a kid as

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Humans of the Boiler House: Martin

Posted on 23rd November 2022

‘I used to cycle… I used to use it for work every morning, because there was no other way. I was out at half five in the morning, so there was no other mode of transport. I did that for

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Creating for Calypso: Behind the Scenes

Posted on 23rd November 2022

Our Rediscover Fashion Team, led by Programme Manager Arran Murphy, designed and created the Nymph costume for David Bolger’s choreographic response to Calypso, Chapter 4 of James Joyce’s epic Ulysses. Part of the Ulysses 2.2 commemorative project  ‘Go to Blazes’,

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Humans of the Boiler House: Mark

Posted on 21st November 2022

The Ballymun Boiler House is full of creative and inspirational craftspeople. People who have found their way to the circular economy through all walks of life.


To celebrate them, we are  kicking off  our  ‘Humans of the Boiler House’ series

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The Rediscovery Centre is among Ireland’s first accredited social enterprises! 

Posted on 21st November 2022

We were delighted to  receive the Social Enterprise Mark from Social Impact Ireland together with six other outstanding organisations on 15th November at an event held at the Rediscovery Centre. 

What is the Social Enterprise Mark? 

The Social Enterprise Mark is …

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