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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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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 …

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Kingdom of Sheds: Men’s Sheds in The Kerryman

For well over a hundred years, the Kerryman has been the newspaper of choice for locals in the Co. Kerry. This week’s issue, out on April 5th, features a sixteen-page supplement on men’s sheds in Kerry. The Kingdom has always been a stronghold of the men’s shed movement in Ireland, and the prominence afforded to sheds in this week’s issue …

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One small step for men, one giant leap for men’s sheds

Last Wednesday, 48 shedders from fifteen separate sheds participated in the Get Ireland Walking Men’s Shed Walk and Lunch at Marlay Park in Dublin. Frank Fahey from Fitwalk Ireland led out the walkers, and conducted a tremendously informative workshop with the men before they took to the lush grass of Marlay Park. Our thanks to Emer O’Leary from Get Ireland …

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Tallaght Men’s Shed wins Sheds for Life competition

We’re delighted to announce that Tallaght Men’s Shed are the winners of the Sheds for Life health information stand competition. This fantastic winning entry is best described in the words of Aaron Maguire, whom everyone at the shed and the IMSA would like to pay special tribute to: “This brochure board was made by Tallaght Men’s Shed Glenview lodge and was …

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Irish Men’s Shed Association Wins 2017 AONTAS STAR Award

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association has been honoured at the 2017 Aontas Star Awards, which recognises achievement in adult and community learning. The IMSA received the Social Inclusion award for the small/medium organisation category. The award is a tribute to the co-operative, skills-sharing ethos of Irish sheds and shedders, which was recognised as an outstanding example of community-focused training by …

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Haven Pharmacy and Irish Men’s Sheds announce multi-year partnership

The men’s sheds movement has received a further boost with the news that IndePharm is to team up with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association in a multi-year partnership. The IndePharm group of pharmacies is well-known in towns and villages throughout Ireland under its brand name of Haven Pharmacies. All members of the IndePharm co-operative are working pharmacists embedded in their …

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‘Through the Eyes of Men’ – Kilcock Men’s Shed

This video, produced by Men’s Health Forum in Ireland, provides a fine and heartwarming insight into the work of Kilcock Men’s Shed, and the men’s sheds movement generally. Well done to the lads from Kilcock, Co. Kildare on being such great ambassadors for men’s sheds!