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Blessington Men’s Shed on Television.

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Here is an Article sent to me by Mr Kevin Byrne from the Blessington Men’s Shed.  The Irish channel,Showcase were in the Blessington mens shed today 28/11/2014 and it went very well.They took some video of  the men relaxing. playing pool, darts etc.Then they took some shots of our workshop and the guys working on various projects. We do a  good deal of furniture repairs, a bit of upholstery, polishing  etc . We try to fix anything the locals want repaired as they find ... Read More »

Pride of Place Awards

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Congratulations to the New Ross Men’s shed and the Allotments group for winning an award at the IPB Pride of Place Awards November 2014 in the West  County Hotel Ennis.  An all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.  The award was for  first place in the Community Health Category. Judges’ Citation: What impressed the judges in this instance was the impact this excellent community health initiative has made on so many people in the community. This ... Read More »

Armagh Men’s Shed

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Armagh Men’s Shed are pleased to announce  that they have raised £6,000 in aid of their charity Macmillan Cancer Support following a number of fundraising events.  The members made a Wendy House and Love Seat during their joinery course at Southern Regional College and together with a lovely patchwork quilt made by one of the members’ wives Mairead Toner, they used these as prizes for a raffle.  The men have been selling tickets outside local supermarkets and other areas every weekend from July to ... Read More »

With Men in Mind

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Mr John Evoy Founder of the Irish Men’s Sheds  will be a Guest speaker at an event to be held in Dublin Next Wednesday. Pieta House is hosting its inaugural International Men’s Day event – With Men in Mind.  It promises to be a fantastic night celebrating the men of Ireland. We think it’s about time too because we are world class men if we do say so ourselves. There’s going to be a mix of music, discussion and #manter (male banter) and we’re going to ... Read More »

International Youth Day 2014 August 12th

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The theme of International Youth Day 2014 is “Youth and Mental Health” under the slogan ‘Mental Health Matters’. Youth with mental health conditions can often experience stigma and discrimination, which in turn can lead to exclusion and/or discourage people from seeking help for fear of being negatively ‘labelled’. Efforts are needed to overcome this stigma to ensure that young people with mental health conditions can lead full and healthy lives free of isolation and unnecessary shame, and that they openly seek the services and ... Read More »

International Day of Friendship 30th July 2014

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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 8 areas of action for nations, organizations and individuals to undertake in order for a culture of peace to prevail: foster a culture of ... Read More »