The Rediscovery Centre
The Rediscovery Centre is a creative place, connecting people, ideas and resources.
The Rediscovery Centre brings together the skills and expertise of scientists, designers, business managers and craftsmen united in a common purpose of sustainability through resource efficiency and life cycle design.
The Rediscovery Centre is the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland. A creative movement connecting people, ideas and resources to support greener low-carbon living.
As the National Centre for the Circular Economy, we bring together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers and craftspeople united in a common purpose of sustainability.
|What we do|
Located in a bespoke demonstration eco-facility, we support four reuse social enterprises; Rediscover Furniture, Rediscover Fashion, Rediscover Paint and Rediscover Cycling.
These businesses use unwanted materials for new product development and design demonstrating effective resource efficiency, reuse and low carbon living.
- Rediscover Fashion (100% recycled fashion label & alteration service)
- Rediscover Furniture (furniture restoration & redesign)
- Rediscover Paint (paint reuse)
- Rediscover Cycling (bike reuse and repair service)
- Primary & secondary school environmental education workshops
- Third level research and education programmes
- Workshops, training and seminars for corporate clients
- Community and family events
- Upcycling & sewing courses
|The Boiler House|
The Rediscovery Centre is located in the repurposed Boiler House in Ballymun.
The building has undergone a major green revamp and it is now a state of the art facility with a focus on sustainability and reuse. It is perfect for meetings that require a unique setting and that have a focus on sustainability and the protection of the environment.
The facilities in our centre are suitable for conferences, workshops, meetings, team building events and exhibitions.
The Rediscovery Centre is an accredited Discover Primary Science and Maths centre.
Our education team offer interactive and experiential workshops for primary, secondary, and third level students which cover wide ranging environmental and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) topics. The Centre’s translational research activities support national waste prevention and climate action policy and advocate for a more resilient and equitable society.
The Rediscovery Centre is also home to a unique Eco Store located on the first floor. The Eco Store sells sustainably made products from over 20 independent Irish suppliers and from our own reuse social enterprises.
The Rediscovery Centre has opened a best-in-class eco store at our HQ in Ballymun. The Eco Store is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Reuse products are available in the shop – a collection built from Rediscover products and other Irish producers whose products exemplify a reuse or sustainability ethos in line with the overall project.