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

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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 feature in the final document. Look forward to reading them and thanks in advance. Dave Please email david@menssheds.ie         Lads working ... Read More »

Men’s Sheds: Nothing manlier than mental health equality

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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 a library of knowledge. Where they share their own experiences, be that of life experiences or work experiences,” said David Helmer, the CEO of ... Read More »

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

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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 groups. They were invited by Independent Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell, who spoke about the group on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke programme. Ms O’Donnell ... Read More »

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

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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 what we do. Many of them said that’s for my Dad, Uncle Brother or neighbour, they had great ideas who they were going tell ... Read More »

Launching the Shedders Card!

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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. Read More »

World Day for Safety and Health 28th April

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The theme for the 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work is “Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work“. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) say that chemicals are key to modern life, and will continue to be produced and used in workplaces. We at Men’s Sheds also use chemicals and it is really important that we make sure they are used safely. Here are some important tips to inform all the members even if they don’t use the chemicals: ... Read More »