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Creativity through Reuse - Welcome to ReCreate Ireland


Welcome to ReCreate

ReCreate sources unwanted, end-of-line surplus materials from business and makes them available to members such as schools, pre- schools, youth groups and art groups for creative activities. ReCreate’s mission is to inspire and influence creativity, curiosity and lateral thought within all members of society, young people in particular, and to enhance the capacity of the next generation to think outside the box.

ReCreate aims to provide quality employment to a range of individuals including the long term unemployed and those with physical, sensory and intellectual disability.  We value our staff and create an environment where they can learn, develop and contribute to the goals of the social enterprise.

Check out this video of recent workshops using our materials and our Facebook page which is updated regularly.

For creative groups such as schools and youth groups, we aim to offer easy access to a rich and varied selection of textures, colours and shapes. Members are also able to participate in creative workshops facilitated by fully trained professional artists either in-house or on your own premises. We intend to be the first choice of teachers, early childhood educators and arts animators in the community.

For businesses, ReCreate reduces the costs of moving on end-of-line materials. We are a professional, credible and reliable partner organisation and our aim is to divert approximately 115 metric tonnes of clean materials from landfill annually. All collections are free of charge.

Testimonies From Our Members

Working on creative events and installations whether commercial or cultural, we tend to go above and beyond what is expected from us. ReCreate is an essential resource centre that enables us to experiment and push our creative energy without the added worry of always going over our materials budget. It is an Aladdin’s cave of resources, easy to navigate and the staff are always unbelievably helpful. It has revolutionized our life! Thank you ReCreate! Sharon Greene – Queens Of Neon
ReCreate – what a breath of fresh air, an Aladdin’s cave of treasures!! All teachers, parents and anyone involved in arts and crafts will absolutely love ReCreate, with its bountiful supply of re-usable resources – from paper to tins, tiles to bottle tops, wool to fabric, the list goes on and on. The membership is such fantastic value and a brilliant way for schools etc to save money while also using recycled items. At ReCreate from the moment you walk in the door you are met with such professional, knowledgeable and courteous staff, who are obviously passionate about this fantastic new facility. Its a pleasure and a joy to call in and stock up on supplies, leaving with your car filled and your head full of ideas. I really cannot praise the team at ReCreate enough – what a fantastic creative resource on our doorstep. Cheryl Doyle – Manager, Sticky Fingers Montessori School, Skerries
A treasure trove of fantastic materials, a real treat. Kids and adults alike will love this place – Sharon Smyth
The atmosphere was great: « kids in a sweetshop ». Thank you for the great day out! – Meath ECCE workshop
My visit has inspired me and helped me see more creativity. – Meath ECCE workshop
HxARTS autism support group booked a session at Recreate for their sibclub , the sisters and brothers of children with ASD. It was really easy to organise last Saturday’s session and the warm welcome received from staff member Gillian and artist Rhona on the day was reassuring for all. Most importantly the children had a blast and the feedback was 100% positive. They thoroughly enjoyed working together in groups to ‘recreate’ little and BIG masterpieces and displayed their work to satisfied parents at end. We’ve already booked two more sessions for the kids who deserve a little TLC.- Lorraine Doyle HXArts
I heard it was great, but it has totally exceeded my expectations! Susan- Art Teacher
It’s companies like ReCreate that are going to keep our activities going! – St Michaels House Glasnevin
Thanks to the ReCreate staff from all of the children in Wombles crèche Tallaght for organising our workshop yesterday. They were so excited with the expectation of the workshop, it however surpassed anything they had imagined. I think they will be talking about it for a long time to come!! – Miriam Cullen (Wombles Creche)
Without your company we would not be where we are now, I would have to beg, skip dive and get notices in the paper for the supplies we need, well done to RECREATE, Thanks from all who are working on our ST. Patricks Day Parade Maynooth, project. You can check out our blog to see what you can do reusing materials:

We are located just 3 mins from Exit 10 on the M50 (Ballymount). Many thanks to all at the Belfast Playresource Centre who have been extremely generous with their time, expertise and stock . We look forward to a fruitful partnership in the future.