FAQs

General:

Where are you located?

We are located in Ballymount Industrial Estate. Our address is Unit 5, Block J, Ballymount Drive, Walkisntown, Dublin 12. We are just a few turns from the M50, and are searchable on Google Maps. Please also see below the best way to get to us from the M50.

How does it work?

ReCreate operates on a membership model. Members join ReCreate and have access to our warehouse of wonders throughout the period of membership as often as they need for no extra cost. Membership is open to everybody, although groups such as schools, creches or youth groups must nominate the individuals from their group which they’d like to have access.

We collect unwanted, unused, surplus or end of line materials from companies and bring them back to our premises for what we call Creative Reuse. When one of our partner suppliers have clean end of line materials they need to dispose of, they will contact ReCreate. We arrange to pick up the materials from their premises and bring them back to our warehouse.

Groups or individuals that have joined can then access these materials for their creative projects!

What are your opening hours?

ReCreate opens as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5pm*
Sunday: 10am-4pm*
*We do not open on Bank Holiday Weekends

As well as the warehouse now being open 7 days, we are also extending our workshop hours. Our workshop is also open over the weekends for both private bookings and workshops for ReCreate Members. If you’d like to inquire about booking a workshop for your staff, or perhaps a birthday party, we now have extended availability across the weekends.


Membership:

Can I have a look around before joining?

Yes of course. If you would like to take a tour of ReCreate before joining, you’d be more than welcome. If you like what you see, you can join on the day and take items right away.

How does membership work?

Membership allows an individual or group unlimited access to our warehouse throughout the membership period. Once signed up, a member simply signs in on arrival and can access the materials in stock then. All memberships need to be fully paid up before access can be granted.

How much is membership?

We have a wide range of memberships available depending on who the membership is for. You can see all of our membership rates on our Join Us page

What’s the duration of membership?

Our membership periods run in line with the calendar year. All memberships will run either until 31/12 of the current year, or 31/12 of the following year.

Do I have to pay for materials after joining?

No. Once signed up then all materials are covered under the membership. We do have a separate shop on site at ReCreate where our members can pick up the likes of paint & glue. The shop is separate to membership and not included.

Can I pay for a once off visit?

No, unfortunately all visitors must be members before accessing our materials. We do not offer a once off visit option


Workshop:

How much does a workshop cost?

A standard 90-minute workshop is €220 offsite or €195 onsite here at ReCreate.

A standard workshop is seen as a session for one school class or a group of up to 15 adults.

What kind of workshops do you do?

We facilitate a wide range of workshops for all kinds of groups, including puppetry, construction, paint & print, 17 sustainable development goals, fabric & fibre, Junk Kouture plus a range of training and CPD courses. We also design bespoke sessions upon request. If you have something specific in mind, you can always contact our Arts Officer to discuss.

Do you come to us or do we come to ReCreate for workshops?

We will travel to your location to facilitate if required. If the location is outside Dublin, there may be an additional travel fee included. We also facilitate workshops here in ReCreates own art room.

Do you do birthday parties?

Yes! We do facilitate birthday parties and would love for you to have your party here at ReCreate.

How do the birthday parties work?

A birthday party at ReCreate consists of a 90-minute making session facilitated by a ReCreate Artist. Birthday parties can be themed or not themed. We do not provide food, but you are more than welcome to use the art room after the session for cake and snacks. The cost of a birthday party is €220 for up to 15 children, and €10 per head after that. i.e €270 for 20 children.

Do you do staff training?

Yes we do! We can facilitate training sessions for early years, teachers and community groups. We can also facilitate team building sessions for all groups. Prices will vary depending on the numbers in the session and the duration of the workshop.

Are workshops included in membership?

Unfortunately, they are not, workshops are a separate cost to membership. Although we do facilitate a number of free workshops for our members throughout the year. Theses workshops are on a first come first served basis and do fully book so act fast! Although we’d be happy to arrange a special rate for groups who would like to join & receive workshops too, so please do get in touch!


Warehouse:

Can I donate materials as an individual?

We accept individual donations on a case by case basis. If you are an individual and would like to donate materials, please contact Stuart at scroasdell@recreate.ie

What’s in stock at the moment?

Please note that our stock changes on a daily basis, however we generally have a range of paper, card, fabrics, textiles and plastic available. You can check out our Social Media pages or our Materials Page for the latest news on what’s in stock. You can also contact the office.

Can I donate materials as a company?

Yes you can donate materials as a company. If you would like to arrange a collection of items, you can arrange a collection with our warehouse team.

Do you arrange collections?

Yes we do. We have a company van that collects items from our suppliers.

Do you charge for collection?

No, we do not charge for collections of materials. Our collections are free of charge for companies donating materials to us.

What kind of stuff do you accept?

We accept clean, end of line or excess stock. Items may be unwanted due to a defect along the production line, have old branding or promotion dates on them or may be a wrong order by a client.

What kind of stuff do you not collect?

We cannot take electrical items, bulky furniture such as settees and mattresses and contaminated or used items. We also regularly get offered old ring binders and plastic coat hangers, which we may not take due to the volume we may already have.


If you have any other questions that haven’t been answered above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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