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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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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 …

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Men’s Health Week in Ireland

Men’s Health Week runs from Monday June 12th to Sunday June 18th. Men’s Health Week is a global annual event focused on improving of men’s health and fitness issues, both mental and physical. Men’s sheds play a huge role in improving the health and wellbeing of their members, and, as a result, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association is participating fully …

Minister Corcoran Kennedy launches “Sheds for Life”

  Monday May 29th was a landmark day for men’s sheds in Ireland, as our flagship health and wellbeing initiative “Sheds for Life” was launched by Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD, Minister of State for Health Promotion, at Belmont Men’s Shed in Co. Offaly. Sheds for Life is being developed in partnership with HSE Ireland and a range of other partners, …

IMSA Welcomes New National Volunteer Coordinator

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association is delighted to welcome Eva Beirne as its new National Volunteer Coordinator. Eva started in her role this week, and is already hard at work overseeing the roll-out of our Shed Support Volunteer programme. Eva will be a familiar face to many shedders, having previously served on the IMSA board. She was previously a shed …