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Men’s Sheds at Sea

The following piece recently appeared in the West Cork People: What do you get when you put a group of men in a shed with some tools…sometimes you get a boat, or in the case of the Clonakilty Men’s Shed, quite a few boats in fact, as Mary O’Brien finds out on a recent visit. After months of hard work …

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

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 …

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Drogheda Men’s Shed – A Lifeline and LIfesaver.

A recent article in the Drogheda Independent referred to Drogheda Shed as a Lifeline and even a Lifesaver. IN TERMS of men the development of the Drogheda Men’s Sheds project on the former Usher’s site at Greenhills is nothing short of a lifesaver in many cases. I dropped in to their recent open day and discovered a remarkable little world, a fresh …

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Men’s Shed project helping to prevent isolation

Cuts to benefits such as fuel and telephone allowances over recent years have made the isolation experienced by some 130,000 over-65s living alone in the State ever more acute. But such challenges have also served to awaken an enterprising spirit within that community. Down the Well Road, past the Portlaoise Retail Park, up the stairs and into the window box of …

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World leaders shed light on men’s group

[box type=”shadow” ]Thanks to the Portsmouth News for this article.[/box] An Irishmen, an Australian and a Englishman walk into a shed. It sounds like the beginning of a joke. But that’s what happened when the world’s men’s shed leaders met at The Plaza in Havant yesterday. The chairmen of the Australian, Irish and UK men’s sheds travelled to Havant to …

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PORTLAOISE MEN’S SHED – WHERE THE LIVING IS ‘FREE AND EASY’

I want to acknowledge the Laois Nationalist for this Article which can be viewed here on their website.  “WE want Portlaoise shed to be self-sustaining. We try not to define it because that can restrict us,” said Joe Murphy, treasurer of Portlaoise Men’s Shed. Without trying to define it – men’s shed provides a space for men to come together …

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John Evoy wins ‘Impact’ award from the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

John Evoy of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association was one of three social entrepreneurs who were the winners of an ‘Impact’ award at the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards on Monday night last. President Michael D Higgins presented awards to the winners at a ceremony in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin on Sunday. He said: “The range of endeavours shortlisted is …

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New Book by Tom Logan.

A FUNNY THING  HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE  MEN’S SHED By TOM LOGAN Tom Logan, A Shedder from Bannow in Co. wexford wrote this book and has asked us to tell you all about it and where it can be purchased. Here are a few words about Tom in his own words. “I was born in Liverpool, England, in 1951 I came …

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

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 …

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Men’s Sheds – a space to forge new friendships

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 …