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The Irish Men’s Sheds Association is currently recruiting for a full-time National Volunteer Programme Coordinator to support and oversee our new volunteer programme which is due to be rolled out in the coming months. A full job description, and details on how to apply, can be found here.


As part of its three-year Strategic Plan 2017-2020, currently under development, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association is reaching out to our sheds throughout the country with a national survey. Our sheds’ responses to these questions will help inform the Plan and allow us to tailor our strategy to best suit the growing needs of our sheds, and, most importantly, of our shedders. A link to the survey has been emailed to every shed – if your shed has not received this link, or if you have any other questions relating to the survey, please contact communications@menssheds.ie


KC Men’s Shed from Castlemaine, Co. Kerry, took top prize at this year’s Fisherman’s Friend Shed Series awards. Runners’-up prize went to Letterkenny Men’s Shed, while Ballina Men’s Shed took the People’s Choice award.

Check out the video above to get a flavour of what was a fantastic occasion at the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire, and congratulations to all who took part!


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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.