South East Makerspace is looking for a new home

Our friends in South East Makerspace (SEMS) are looking for a new home. Details of the sort of building they are looking for are below.

The old space at Thomas Hill is no more. As a result, we are looking for alternative premises in Waterford City and the surrounding region.

So how might you help? Do you know of any properties that fit the
following criteria?
– a premises that might consider the “Vacant Premises Arts Scheme”
(rates waiver possible)
– running water
– toilet and sink
– mains power
– => 80sqm
– 2 rooms or 1 easily partitioned
– ventilated
– 24hr access

More info (flyer):

You can reach us here:

Repair Café Round Up

An event that was months in the works took place last week. We have been working on bringing a RepairCafe back to Dublin and it turned out brilliantly.

We had 36 items in for repair over the course of the day. Each one had a story and history behind it. Our visitors didn’t want to see it just end up in landfill. They wanted to see the items live on.

There were significant costs such as additional insurance, a PAT tester and PAT training. Without support from the @Accenture_Irl funding on the @ChangexHQ platform, it would not have been possible. Thanks to them we could put on this event. #AccentureSustainabilityChallenge

We also need to thank our local @RSIreland for the consumables that were used in many of the electronic/electrical repairs.

Lastly, we need to say thanks to all the fixers. We had both members of @TOG_Dublin and non-members helping out on the day. Without you, it would have just been an empty room. We will see you all at the next cafe in three months.

Check out more photos in our gallery from the event.

Welding Workshop Night

Below is a report from Sophie on a recent Welding workshop night in Tog.

“ I am a new TOG member. I have been interested in learning to weld for a while, so I sent out an email to the member’s list. I asked if there were any proficient welders that would be interested in teaching me the basics. 

Patrick responded, offering to teach me. A few more members followed up requesting to join and it became a workshop.

Patrick is a great teacher and we had loads of fun learning and practising together. Thanks again!

This is what I love about Tog. If you want to learn something, you’re guaranteed to have someone that has done it before and is willing to help you. It’s a great community of makers and curious brains.”

We are always open for new members to join. Pop along to one of our open nights to learn more.

Balbriggan Mini Maker Day

The Our Balbriggan Loves Learning festival will take place from April 19-30 and will explore a range of learning and upskilling opportunities. As part of the festival, there will be a Balbriggan Mini Maker Day on Saturday 23rd from 10 am till 5 pm in Balbriggan Library, Saint George’s Square, Balbriggan, CO. Dublin. K32 TW27.

The day is open to visitors both young and old for a day of family-friendly workshops and maker showcases. On the day there will be a mix of workshops suitable for all ages, from coding and game crafting to lego making and LED art.

There will be an abundance of activities for small kids and big kids too. An exciting show and tell area where Makers will showcase their crafts and you’ll discover the art of making.

Tog will be on hand to showcase what our makers get up to including homemade satellite receives, IOT air quality sensors and metalwork. Drop by our stand and say hello.

For more information about the event please visit.

Update Check out our photos from the day.

Repair Café

Do you have broken items at-home – clothes, small appliances, toys, electronics?

No need to throw them away!
Save your things from the landfill and your wallet from having to replace them.

Bring them to our repair café and learn how to fix them together with our volunteers. We have tools, materials, space to work on your item, and repair experts who will help you with your repair.

TOG members will be on hand to show you around the space – come and enjoy a tea or coffee and a tour while you wait!

What objects can you bring in?

  • Clothes and accessories
  • Toys
  • Small electrical appliances and electronics
  • Small furniture
    … and many other things!
    Safety (PAT) testng for electrical devices will be available.

Where? TOG, Unit 1B Motor City
Kylemore Road, Dublin 12

When? – Sunday April 24th, 11 am – 4 pm
Admission free – all are welcome!

If you would like to be a fixer, drop us an email.

Spread the word and put up a poster.

This event was made possible with funding from the Accenture Sustainability Challenge.

The Makers

The Makers is a documentary film in which a number of makers share their personal journeys as makers. Every maker has a different story to tell, a different set of circumstances, and a specific and unique personal path to where they are now. What unites them all is the satisfaction that comes of following their dreams, finding their space, realising their true passions. This film is a celebration of that and a tribute to all those who find their sense of belonging through finding themselves.

We are proud to have three of our members and our space featured.

Nathan Wheeler –

Jeffrey Roe –

Louise Nolan –