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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 »

Any artists out there

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Would your Shed like to submit a design for a booklet? The theme is younger men in Sheds. I am also looking for a design for the front cover, the theme for that is inclusion. Please submit your work to or contact me at david@menssheds.ie for more information. I look forward to seeing your work and thanks in advance for your participation.   Read More »

Armagh Men’s Shed Support Macmillan

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Below is a post from Stephen McCleary of Armagh Men’s Shed: MEN’S SHEDS SUPPORT MACMILLAN Armagh Men’s Shed are to raffle a large Wendy House as part of their fundraising drive in support of the Macmillan organisation this year. “The raffle will also include a garden love seat and a patchwork quilt and tickets will be on sale in all areas of Armagh up until the draw for prizes which will take place at our annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support ... Read More »

The Advocates Team

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Dublin was a hive of activity on Wednesday 18 June as new and existing (see how I didn’t say old!) Advocates came together for a day’s ‘training’. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the what the Advocates do, their role is to help guide and advise individuals or groups hoping to establish a Shed in their local area.  They also help spread the ethos of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association.  They all have in common a commitment and passion for the Men’s Shed movement ... Read More »

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 »