Posted on 9th October 2017
On Saturday the 14th of October 2017 we are participating in Open House Dublin (OHD) which is Ireland’s largest architecture festival. We will be hosting free tours of our 3D textbook at 11am and at 3pm. At 11am we will be joined by the lead architect Robert Davys from ABK Architects and at 3pm by project architect Ronan Glynn from Dublin City Council. They will bring you on a tour of the 3D textbook that will highlight and explain some of the unique architectural features of this building
Lead architect Robert Davys from ABK Architects will be hosting the tour at 11am and you can book your place here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/open-house-dublin-tour-with-the-architect-tickets-38763036285
Project architect Ronan Glynn from Dublin City Council will be hosting the tour at 3pm and you can book your place here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/open-house-dublin-tour-with-the-architect-tickets-38763305089Read More
Posted on 15th September 2017
Culture Night is an annual all-island festival that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, for the first time. the 3D textbook and the WISER Life project is taking part.
The Centre will remain open from 5pm to 9pm on the 22nd of September to host a programme of free tours and events.
Children’s Arts & Crafts
The Centre will run arts & crafts workshops for children from 5pm to 7pm.
Posted on 12th September 2017
Bosco and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten TD today launched WEEE Ireland’s battery recycling campaign for 2017 at the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun.
1 in 5 admit to putting waste batteries in the bin, but what a waste! Batteries can be easily recycled in the blue recycling boxes in schools or in any of the thousands of shops that sell batteries across the country – It couldn’t be easier to make battery recycling part of the household routine.Read More
Posted on 8th September 2017
Congratulations to the Rediscovery Centre who won the Business Environmental Initiative and Sustainability Initiative at the North West Area City Neighbourhood Awards 2017 last night!! They were also a runner up for the best Shop Front.
The WISER Life project is delighted to be involved with the redeveloped of the iconic Ballymun boiler house into the centre for excellence in lifelong learning in sustainable development and waste reuse.Read More
Posted on 22nd August 2017
One of the most striking plants in the 3D garden this summer is purple tansy, or Phacelia tanacetifolia. More important than its rich purple bloom is its function is as an eco-friendly fertiliser.
Purple tansy is a type of ‘green manure’: a plant that can help sustain agricultural systems in an environmentally friendly way. It is a fast growing plant with an extensive root system, which improves the quality of the soil structure.Read More
Posted on 18th July 2017
The 3D textbook was officially launched May 2017 by Minister Denis Naughten TD. The building has been extensively refitted for its new occupation, with the defining idea of retaining as much of its original structure – and history – as possible. This ethos extends to the artwork in the building, most obviously to the enormous metal sculpture that hangs, seemingly unsupported, above visitors’ heads as soon as they enter the lobby.Read More
Posted on 10th July 2017
We are delighted to announce that the Green Kitchen Café is now open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Brunch is served from 9am to 4pm and lunch is served from 12pm to 4pm. You can have a sneak peak of the menu for the Café by clicking here http://www.rediscoverycentre.ie/about-us/the-green-kitchen-cafe/
The latest branch of the Green Kitchen is located on the ground floor of the Rediscovery Centre. The Green Kitchen is a social enterprise that partners with WALK and their mission is to empowering people with disabilities to live self-determined lives in an equal and inclusive society.Read More
Posted on 15th June 2017
One of the most popular educational features in the 3D textbook is the Living Wall. The Living Wall sits on the upper floor of the building on the west side of the building and it is a series of vertical pipes planted with comfrey. The west-facing aspect means the plants photosynthesise (create oxygen in the presence of light) predominantly in the afternoon, at which point the building has been open for several hours and there has been a build-up of carbon dioxide from the floor below.Read More
Posted on 2nd June 2017
We are delighted to announce that The Green Kitchen, part of the Walk initiative , has opened a new Café in the 3D textbook. It provides wonderful fresh food and coffee served daily. The Café has launched its summer menu and it is available here http://www.rediscoverycentre.ie/about-us/the-green-kitchen-cafe/
We are excited to welcome visitors to experience the Café and to take a look around the Centre.
The Green Kitchen is a social enterprise that partners with WALK and their mission is to empowering people with disabilities to live self-determined lives in an equal and inclusive society.Read More