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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 …

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Carraroe Men’s Shed

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 …

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Men of the Shed from IRELANDreporter

“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 …