Monaghan Mens Shed Board

Competition time

As part of ‘Sheds for Life’ initiative, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association is offering one lucky shed the chance to chose between winning a tablet of digital camera for creating the best health information stand for their Shed! Get your shedders together and show off your creativity and skills by building a customised stand to display a variety of health related information literature on topics that matter most to the men in your shed. As well as winning a tablet or a digital camera a photo of the winning stand will be featured in the Farmers Journal.  Simply send your Shed’s details and photo of your stand to by February 17th.

Please note photos must be at least 1MB in size and in a jpeg format.  Any shed wishing to receive health information literature for their Shed can request it directly from IMSA by phone or email or by ordering online from or

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Welcome to the Irish Men’s Sheds Association

Men don’t talk face to face; they talk shoulder to shoulderBarry Goulding
The Irish Men’s Sheds Association was set up in January 2011 with the purpose of supporting the development and sustainability of Men’s Sheds on the Island of Ireland. We are a charity focused on supporting a grass-roots network of sheds, workshops and meeting places for men of all ages across the whole of Ireland.

The Irish Men’s Shed Association (IMSA) is a member-based organisation formed to share information freely between Sheds and support communities and organisations wishing to establish a Shed. The IMSA as a national organisation represents the collective issues of Men’s Sheds in Ireland.

The Irish Men’s Shed Association will work towards a future where all men have the opportunity to improve and maintain their health and well-being by participating in a community Men’s Shed. To learn more about us and what we do, explore the site through the links above.

What is a Men’s Shed?

A Men’s Shed is a place where all men, regardless of age, background, or ability:

• Are respected, valued and belong, and can comfortably use and pass on their practical skills and knowledge.
• Learn through doing stuff together – each man is a teacher and a learner, each having different levels of skills, professional and practical, to share collectively.
• Can come together and help out in their communities.
• Can just come and have a chat and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.
• Can talk about things that are important to them, and can improve their own wellbeing by keeping physically, mentally and socially active.