Learning about the Ballymun rediscovery centre


Barbara Jennings joins SARAH SINGLETON at the Ballymun Rediscovery center. Sarah tells Barbara how they work with paint, bikes, furniture and fashion and aim to regenerate and recycle these materials. They discuss redesigning clothes, such as wedding dresses and debs dresses and turning them into completely different items. Their output designs are for sale in a number of shops around the country.

GER GRIFFIN speaks about his work with the furniture element of the centre and tells Barbara how they provide a CE training scheme and teach staff how to repair and recycle the furniture. They have a shop which they sell produce from in Ballymun and also sell online. Upholstering is another service they provide.

They move on to tell Barbara how schools can attend the centre and attend workshops. Barbara paints a picture of the space and the different pieces which she can see around the centre.


Duration: 06'20" DATE: October 9, 2013
Interviewer:Barbara Jennings
Producer:John Healy
Interviewee:Sarah Singleton, Ger Griffin
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture
Keywords:rediscovery centre, ballymun, upcycling, eco-awareness, Sarah Singleton, recycling, bicycle fixing, Upholstering
LocationBallymun Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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