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Please send us the news from your Men’s Shed.

In this section of our website we will be posting the news, stories, projects and pictures from the Men’s Sheds right across this Island and further afield. So if you have events coming up, exciting projects or interesting pictures please send them to us at info(at)menssheds.ie and we will post them here. Make sure you include some photos and as …

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Taoiseach visits Mulhuddart Men’s Shed

Mulhuddart Men’s Shed had an eminent visitor on Thursday February 15, as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD dropped in for a visit. The shed is located in the Taoiseach’s constituency of Dublin West, and the shed members made their visitor feel instantly welcome within the cosy workshop. The Taoiseach was deeply impressed by the handiwork on display within the workshop and …

Shed Support Volunteers Training Day

February 6th and 7th saw over twenty IMSA Shed Support Volunteers gather at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Athlone for two days of training. Under the guidance of National Volunteer Coordinator Eva Beirne, a positive atmosphere pervaded the training event, with everyone contributing fully and enthusiastically. Eva kicked things off by congratulating all our volunteers on their work to …

Health and Wellbeing Intern wanted

Irish Men’s Sheds Association – Unpaid Health and Wellbeing Internship 3 Days (6 Months) The Irish Men’s Sheds Association (www.menssheds.ie) is seeking a motivated person to join their small and dynamic team for an unpaid internship to support the Health and Wellbeing Manager in the roll-out of the Sheds for Life initiative for men’s sheds throughout Ireland and the development …

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RhodoSquad! Men’s sheds tackle a scourge in Killarney

In an initiative organised by our partners Haven Pharmacy, dozens of men’s sheds members from throughout Ireland have descended upon Killarney National Park to help tackle the growth of invasive rhododendron ponticum. The men’s sheds members were treated royally by the hoteliers, restaurateurs and people of Killarney. The venture had the full backing of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and …

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Australian Governor-General visits Balbriggan Men’s Shed

On Saturday, September 23rd, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association was honoured by the visit of His Excellent General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove to Balbriggan Men’s Shed. The visit, part of the Governor-General’s four-day itinerary in Ireland, emphasises once again the strong and vibrant links between men’s sheds in Ireland and Australia. His Excellency, his wife Lady Cosgrove, and Ambassador …

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Irish Men’s Sheds Association AGM 2017 held in Ballymun

Friday, September 15th saw a well-attended Annual General Meeting of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, held in the Ballymun Civic Centre in north Dublin. Representatives from dozens of sheds throughout Ireland were present, and the agenda featured addresses from outgoing chairman George Kelly and from IMSA CEO Barry Sheridan, as well as the auditors’ report and a Q & A …

Malehealth.ie features in Irish Tatler Man

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association’s groundbreaking men’s health website, www.malehealth.ie, features in the current, Autumn edition of Irish Tatler Man. The article covers the City Hall launch of Malehealth.ie on July 20th and explains the benefits the site offers to men of all ages and backgrounds. Pick up your copy in all good newsagents now!

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Upcycle Challenge 17 – €1,000 on offer for winning Men’s Shed!

FreeTrade Ireland are offering €1,000 to the shed that can produce the most impressive reuse/upcycle project. From bike restorations to rejuvenating old items of furniture, this is something hundreds of sheds throughout Ireland are already doing, so why not submit an entry? All you have to do is choose an item, take a “before” picture, document the process and show …

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IMSA Puts Men on the Road to Better Health

July 20th was a proud day for men’s sheds in Ireland, as the Irish Men’s Sheds Association launched its new men’s health website, Malehealth.ie. The new website offers information, resources and advice from over 40 Irish health organisations. Based on a template established by the Australian Men’s Sheds Association, the website’s menu is intuitive and easy to navigate, being based …

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Meet your Shed Support Volunteers

  IRISH MEN’S SHEDS ASSOCIATION SHED SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS 2017 The Irish Men’s Sheds Association’s Shed Support Volunteer programme was launched in 2017. Shed Support Volunteers are a vital link between our sheds on the ground and the national association. They also have responsibility for developing local and county networks of men’s sheds in their own areas. The programme is supported by Haven Pharmacy and overseen by …

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Men’s Sheds – Transforming Lives Across Ireland

Below is a short video outlining the benefits of men’s sheds for those who may not be familiar with the concept, or with the success of the movement in Ireland. Why not send it to someone who might benefit from attending a shed? Our thanks to Kilbeggan Men’s Shed, Ballyfermot Men’s Shed, Armagh Men’s Shed, Newtownmountkennedy Men’s Shed and Social …