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International Day of Friendship 30th July 2014

Keep the day of Friendship going for the month of August….. Affirming that friendship can contribute to the efforts of the international community, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, towards the promotion of dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation. The Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace (A/RES/53/243) adopted in 1999 set …

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Any artists out there

Would your Shed like to submit a design for a booklet? The theme is younger men in Sheds. I am also looking for a design for the front cover, the theme for that is inclusion. Please submit your work to or contact me at david@menssheds.ie for more information. I look forward to seeing your work and thanks in advance for …

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Armagh Men’s Shed Support Macmillan

Below is a post from Stephen McCleary of Armagh Men’s Shed: MEN’S SHEDS SUPPORT MACMILLAN Armagh Men’s Shed are to raffle a large Wendy House as part of their fundraising drive in support of the Macmillan organisation this year. “The raffle will also include a garden love seat and a patchwork quilt and tickets will be on sale in all …

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The Advocates Team

Dublin was a hive of activity on Wednesday 18 June as new and existing (see how I didn’t say old!) Advocates came together for a day’s ‘training’. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the what the Advocates do, their role is to help guide and advise individuals or groups hoping to establish a Shed in their local area.  They also …

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If you are a younger Shed member I would love to hear your story!

If you are a younger Shed member I would love to hear your story. I am currently producing a set of guidelines and information for all the Sheds across the Island. I am very interested in your experiences and stories. If you’re an established Shedder you might have a positive story about younger shedders at your Shed. Some stories may …

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Men’s Sheds: Nothing manlier than mental health equality

In our mental health climate, men are more likely to find themselves socially isolated and without a support structure. With 80% of suicides in Australia being male, Men’s Sheds are providing a safe space for the forgotten gender. The modern Men’s Shed is an updated version of the backyard shed that has long been a part of Australian culture. “I’ve sometimes described Men’s Sheds, as …

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Monaghan men visit Dáil to highlight benefits of Men’s Sheds

Yet more exciting news from the Monaghan Shed.  Following the recent piece on RTE 1 Radio, the  group were invited to  visit Leinster House on Tuesday 13 May.  The following article appeared in The Irish Times. Fifteen members of the Men’s Shed Monaghan visited Leinster House yesterday and highlighted the growing phenomenon in Ireland, where there are now some 100 …

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Men’s Sheds talk to the Youth at Young Social Innovators Showcase 2014

What a day! 6000 young people at the Annual Showcase of Young Social Innovators 2014 at Citywest Dublin 7th May. Ireland has a great future with these 6000 young adults coming at it! They are truly inspiring and their open mindedness is magical. I spoke to so many of them and told them all about Irish Men’s Sheds Association and …

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Launching the Shedders Card!

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association this week launches its Shedders Card initiative; a project that will help the “Shedders” save a few bob in these challenging times and also support the association to grow its services to their members. Full details about the shedders card can be found here.

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We are recruiting two administrators.

The positions are part of the Community Employment Scheme run by the Department of Social Protection. This is a developmental opportunity and accredited training will be provided to support your career. The successful candidates will be proactive self starters who can work as part of a team and on their own initiative. A high level of IT is desirable. Good …

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SOUTH TIPPERARY MEN SHED NETWORKING DAY A HUGE SUCCESS

Recently, the Men Sheds in Tipperary had an Networking Day in Cahir.  This event was coordinated by Veronica Crowe, Community Education Facilitator with Tipperary ETB.  Men’s Sheds from Tipperary Town, Cahir, Clonmel, Cashel , The Commons/Ballingarry attended.  Guest speakers on the day included Tom Ryan and Amy Scanlon, Tipperary ETB Guidance, who gave a snapshot of the various services available …