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Raise funds for your Men’s Shed and Create Jobs for People with Disabilities

Men's sheds  & Vendability

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association have teamed up with fellow Arthur Guinness Fund Award winners, Hand on Heart Enterprises, in a collaboration that will raise funds for Men’s Sheds and will also help create jobs for people with disabilities. The idea is simple; when a Men’s Shed finds a site for a vending machine, that the team at Hand on Heart Enterprises then manage, a percentage of the profit goes to the Men’s Shed. According to their CEO Jamie Regan “Hand on Heart is all about creating jobs for people with disabilities. Using a new ‘Social Enterprise’ model, we ... Read More »

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association supports the Cycle Against Suicide.

Cycle Against Suicide

Following a number of exciting conversations the Irish Men’s Sheds Association is happy to support the Cycle Against Suicide. The cycle takes place over 14 legs from the 22nd of April until the 5th of May. It is our aim to have a “Shedder” on each leg. John Evoy has already committed to doing one leg – from Gorey to Waterford on the 23rd. If you or any member of your Shed would be interested in representing the IMSA on one or more of these legs then please contact us at And while ... Read More »

Men’s Sheds get top deals from McQuillan Tools


The Irish Men’s Sheds Association is delighted to announce a commerical arrangement with McQuillian Tools. In brief, if a Shed buys some tools from McQuillians then they will give more tools to the vaule of 5% back to IMSA which we will give to Sheds who have little or no funding or equiptement. Here is a open letter written from Seamus of McQuillains to the Shedders of Ireland. “My name is Seamus McHugh and I am the Machinery Manager at McQuillan Tools. I am based in our Blanchardstown store. Here you can see over ... Read More »

Last Chance for your Men’s Shed to take part in National Survey.

Dr. Lucia Carragher

The Men’s Sheds National Survey, which is being conducted by Dr. Lucia Carragher of the Netwell Centre in Dundalk, has been progressing nicely since the spring of 2012. At our AGM last week she present some interim findings but there is still some time for your Men’s Shed to participate. This is a great opportunity for your local Men’s Shed to contribute to this Survey which will, in turn, contribute to the development of the Men’s Sheds Movement for many years to come. The absolute deadline for the inclusion of returned questionnaires in mid January 2013 and it will ... Read More »

Small Grants for Equipment Announced

The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation has announced that it will hold a once off round of small grants for equipment in early 2013. Equipment is generally not currently funded as part of The Foundation’s small grants schemes. In recognition of the fact that community and voluntary groups have a need for new equipment, The Foundation will hold one round of grants which will consider equipment only. The average grant will be €1,000 and the maximum grant will be €2,000. Groups can apply for a grant for: Small equipment for use by service users, such as educational ... Read More »

The Irish Men’s Shed Association seeks a panel of volunteer “Shed Advocates” nationwide.

Men´s Sheds

The growth in the Mens Shed Movement across the island of Ireland has been both huge and fast. The Irish Mens Shed Association (IMSA) has been given a mandate by its member sheds to represent and support its continued growth and success. We are inundated with requests for support and information and are committed to ensuring that we do our best to respond to these. However with very limited resources this is difficult to honour. In response to this and being true to our commitment to ensure that the organisation remains grassroots focused, we ... Read More »

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