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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 »

Carraroe Men’s Shed

Willow Baskets from an Seid

Carraroe shed ,Carraroe Co. Galway is the first Men’s Shed in the world run entirely through Irish.We are proud of our language and the men we have as members of our shed. We have focussed so far on local crafts.i.e basket weaving ,building canvas currachs to keep our precious traditions alive.We have worked on the building that was leased to us by Údarás na Gaeltachta to transform it so that it can be used by our members as a shed. Funds are hard to ... Read More »

Announcing, Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, as the Patron of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland

The Patron of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association is Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. It is an enormous honour for the Irish Men’s Sheds Association and the Men we represent that the President of Ireland has agreed to be our Patron. In late February 2013, we received word that the President had agreed to become our Patron. We are delighted that the President sees the value in the work that we do and we look forward to his patronage over the coming years. Read More »

Men of the Shed from IRELANDreporter

Men of the Shed

“It has given me a new meaning in life, and given me back my self-esteem”. Eddie Fitzpatrick, a member of Athy Men’s Shed, did not mince his words when I asked him how the place has changed his life. He is not alone, as this short film shows. It gives an insight into what the community shed means to it’s members, and how it’s benefits are wide ranging. The Community Men’s Shed movement, which originated in Australia, started in Ireland a year ago and ... Read More »