Galway Reuse and Repair Initiative, 2017

Galway County Council and Galway City Council have co-hosted The Galway Reuse and Repair Initiative, 2017 This event was designed to showcase examples of reuse, repair and upcycling currently being undertaken by businesses, organisations, voluntary groups and others in Galway and beyond. The event built on a similar event held in 2016. A social media […]

Roscommon Works with ICA on Upcycling

Roscommon County Council has been working with the local Irish Countrywomen’s Association to promote reuse and upcyclign in the region. There are nine ICA groups in County Roscommon who meet monthly and also meet three times a year as a federation. These groups have extensive sewing and craft skills and can readily apply their skills […]

Kerry County Council Upcycling with Students

Kerry County Council has been working with the upcycling company Sew Unique to offer recycling and reuse projects with transition year students in Colaiste na Sceilge, Cahersiveen. The Re-cycling Design Project is a design project, utilising recycling materials. It is based on a design idea that can be wearable or used as a decoration/functional piece. […]

Laois Tidy Towns Reuse/Upcycling Events

Working with CRNI members, Laois County Council along with the Laois Federation of Tidy Towns hosted two Reuse/Upcycling events during Reuse Month (October 2016) focusing on creative reuse to a family audience. Abbeyleix Tidy Towns hosted one of the workshops while Mountmellick Tidy Towns hosted the second one. Both groups are very proactive in the […]

Upcycling of Christmas Jumpers in Limerick

Students from the Fashion Department of Limerick College of Further Education (LCFE) had the festive season all sewn up through their participation in an innovative upcycling project in December 2013.   The upcycling of Christmas jumpers in Limerick involved the students partnering with the Southern Region Waste Management Office (SRWMO) to transform jumpers owned by […]

Support for Upcycling in Limerick

The  Southern Region Waste Management Office and Limerick County Council have been supporting the upcycling of furniture in the county. In November 2013 the County Council offered County Hall as a site for an exhibition of upcycled furniture, for the general public to view. Many lovely pieces of furtniture were on display and for sale. All this […]