We are teaming up with Fingal Makerspace and Make Create Innovate to host a repair cafe in Blanchardstown. The aim is to bring together skilled volunteers and community members who want to repair their broken household items.
Our passionate team of skilled volunteers will be on hand to help you fix everything from electronics and appliances to furniture and clothing, all while sharing valuable repair skills and promoting a sustainable lifestyle.
At our Repair Café , you can:
Learn essential repair techniques from our expert makers and volunteers
Discover the joy of fixing things and reducing waste in a collaborative, community-focused environment
Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about sustainability and the maker movement
So grab your broken treasures and join us for a day of mending, learning, and connection at Fingal Makerspace Repair Café. Together, we can build a more sustainable future and celebrate the power of repair!
Thank you all for attending our Repair Cafe event! It was heartening to see people from all walks of life coming together to learn new skills, make new friends, and reduce waste by repairing items. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback and are already planning our next event. Thank you for being part of a community that cares about sustainability and the environment.
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.
A repair cafe is a community gathering place where people can bring their broken items, such as appliances, clothing, bicycles, or electronics, to be repaired by skilled volunteers for free. The idea behind repair cafes is to promote sustainability and reduce waste by encouraging people to repair and reuse their belongings instead of throwing them away.
At a repair cafe, visitors can learn how to repair their items themselves or watch and learn from the volunteers. Repair cafes also offer a social atmosphere where people can connect with others who share their interest in repairing, reducing waste, and promoting sustainability.
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
Small electrical appliances and electronics
Small furniture … and many other things! Safety (PAT) testing for electrical devices will be available.
UCD Innovation Academy, Tog Hackerspace and a team of UCD volunteers will be on hand to give your broken items a new lease of life, from repairing small electrical goods to rejuvenating your favourite pair of jeans.
Join us on the 9th of March 2023, 14:00 – 17:30 in the UCD Innovation Academy – MakerSpace O’Brien Building UCD Dublin.
Our repairers will be happy to take a look at your broken: