Pop Up Repair Cafe

07 Dec 2014 - 07 Dec 2014 Parish Centre, Church of John The Baptist, Seafield Road West, Clontarf

repairs café Clontarf

Do you have something that needs fixing, but lack the skills to fix it yourself? Or maybe you're a qualified electrician, seamstress, carpenter or a general handy person who'd like to volunteer to fix things for others?

If so Repair Cafes are for you!

The initiative is supported by Dublin City Council as part of its drive to reduce, reuse and recycle. A pop up Clontarf Repair Cafe has been organised on Sunday 7th December 2014. It will take place in the Parish Centre, Church of John The Baptist, Seafield Road West, Clontarf from 1-4pm. 

A Repair Cafe is a simple and lovely concept which brings together local volunteers who have the skills to repair broken houseold objects. The public can bring their broken lamps, bikes, chairs, jewellery, stereos, mobile phones, laptops and other household objects and even watch and learn from the volunteers as they repair them during the pop up event.

"We all have something at home which needs fixing. Perhaps it's something we treasure or just an everyday object but many of us lack the skills to fix it ourselves. Repair Cafes are the ideal place to bring these and maybe even learn some repair skills yourself," says Donna Cooney, who is co-hosting this event in partnership with Sandra Smith, an Environmental Officer with Dublin City Council.

The Repair Cafe movement first began in Holland more than five years ago and has now spread worldwide. Here in Ireland the movement is gaining strength. November 22nd - 30th is European Waste Prevention Week and it will see Repair Cafés take place in venues across the country. All are supported by local authorities and the Environmental Protection Agency.

There is no charge to attend the event and the cake, teas and coffees will be organised by GreenLanes NS. Parents committee with all proceeds going to the school. The cafe is a great way to meet new people in your community.

So if you would like to volunteer your time during the upcoming Repair Cafe or find out more email repaircafeireland@gmail.com or visit the official website

For more information, please contact Donna Cooney on 083 3317190.