ABOUT US

Our mission

To encourage and nurture a culture of cycling in Galway city, by establishing a practical, ethically motivated facility and social hub, which would encourage a strong community and promote the health and environmental benefits of cycling.

 

An Mheitheal Rothar is a not for profit cooperative based in Galway City. 

Our award winning ReCycle Your Cycle initiative takes bikes sent for scrap to Galway City Council Civic Amenities Centre and repairs them, at the same time teaching valuable cycle mechanic skills to our trainees. This saves carbon emissions and reduces pollution from transporting, smelting down and recasting scrap metal. At the same time it provides skilled jobs, training opportunities and an affordable, fossil fuel free means of transport. 

ReCycle Your Cycle is our flagship circular economy activity. In 2019, ReCycle Your Cycle won a place on the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Academy, going on to win the top award for the Connacht region.

We are also proud to offer a full set of repair and service options, undertaken by our team of experienced mechanics.

CONTACT US

We have moved to a temporary pop up shop at Unit 21-22, Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road

Tel 085 28 32866
Email an.mheitheal.rothar [at] gmail.com
Web www.bikeworkshops.ie/


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 1pm - 6pm

OUR WORK

We work to encourage a culture of cycling in Galway, and we see access to functional, safe bikes as a key part of this. We also work more broadly to address the challenges of climate change with community action.

We also hold regular DIY workshops where people can learn how to fix their own bikes from our experienced volunteer mechanics (these are currently on hold due to Covid-19 but we hope to restart them soon). We believe that repair skills are crucial to building the circular economy.

Currently we are based out of a pop-up shop on Headford Road in Galway. Usually we operate out of the NUI Galway campus on Earl’s Island, but the campus is closed due to Covid-19.

 

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.