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The Irish Men’s Sheds Association makes the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Finalist Program 2013

SEI finalists 2013

We are delighted to be part of the 2013 Finalists Programme in Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. The Irish Men’s Sheds Association joins organisations concerned with access to residential care for children, to affordable mental health services, rehabilitation service for young people caught up in crime – among others – in the final eight. Each organisation on the shortlist will receive three months of support and guidance before a final award of €130,000 in direct funding as well as €70,000 worth of support over two years ... Read More »

Men’s Health Week Monday 10th June to Sunday 16th June

Men's Health Week 2013

Hi Shedders, Today marks the start of Men’s Health Week in Ireland. The objective of the week is to raise awareness of men’s health issues and to galvanise some of us into some action which will make our lives longer, happier and healthier.  The theme of this years Men’s Health Week is ‘Action Men – Turning Words into Action’. This is an ideal time to review your own health and make ONE resolution on how you might improve it on an on going basis. ... Read More »

Invite to All Men’s Sheds to take part in SOAP BOX RACE


Millstreet Men’s Shed and Millstreet Development Group invite to all Men’s Sheds to take part in SOAP BOX RACE On the 7th of July a Soap Box Race will take place in Millsteet Co. Cork and you Shed is invited to enter a home (Shed) made cart. All inquiries to Bertie at 087 6793841 or Nicola 087 901 9001 Rules Scrutiny will take place on the day of the race. All carts will have passed the examination to enter the race. Insp ection focuses ... Read More »

Sligo OT wins prestigious Ann Beckett Award for work with Men’s Shed.

Left to right; Anne Ward, Carla O’Hara, Rodrigo Frade, Theresa Peacock and Ruth Boland

Pictured above are: Left to right; Anne Ward, Carla O’Hara, Rodrigo Frade, Theresa Peacock and Ruth Boland. On 19th April, Rodrigo Frade, Senior Occupational Therapist, HSE Sligo Mental Health Services, accepted the Ann Beckett award for his work on the Men’s Shed Initiative in Sligo at the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) annual conference in Mullingar. This award is given to the project that during the previous year has shown to best promote inclusion and links with community agencies amongst others. The competition ... Read More »

Men’s Sheds – a space to forge new friendships

Men in the Shed at Galway.

Lifestyle – Judy Murphy hears about a movement for men that is spreading all over the county. Many thanks to Judy and the Galway Tribune. You can visit the original article here. The differences between men and women are many and well documented – and one of the most clichéd is men’s reticence to talk about emotions or feelings. But behind the cliché is a real problem and it is for this reason that the international organisation known as the Men’s Sheds movement has ... Read More »

Shed bangers – Geraldine joins the Irish Men’s Sheds Association for some hands-on fun

Geraldine in the Shed.

With Special Thanks to the Sunday World. Original Article can be viewed here. WHEN Beyonce sang ‘If I Were a Boy’, she spoke for a lot of us gals. We all secretly envy men because they get to do a lot of fun stuff which we can’t get the hang of – such as carpentry, welding and anything to do with engines. OK, some sisters may be DIY-ing it for themselves, but most of us are ‘girly girls’ who would need a sex change ... Read More »