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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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Rostrevor Men’s Shed wins Shed Series 2018

The Shed Series has been a fixture in the men’s sheds calendar since 2016. Fondly anticipated by sheds throughout the country, the series offers every shed in Ireland a chance to display its craftmanship on the national stage. This year, the Shed Series was hosted at the magnificent Belvedere House and Gardens in Mullingar, and run in conjunction with the …

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Irish Men’s Sheds Association wins European Citizens’ Prize

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association is honoured to announce that it has been awarded the European Citizens’ Prize for 2018. The Association was nominated for the prize by Fine Gael MEPs Seán Kelly, Deirdre Clune, Mairéad McGuinness and Brian Hayes, and is one of two Irish winners this year, alongside the charity Inner City Helping Homeless. Seán Kelly, Leader of …

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Eoin Moynihan Wins World’s First Men’s Sheds Poetry Contest

National Poetry Day on April 26th witnessed a world first, as Granard Men’s Shed member Eoin Moynihan scooped first prize at the world’s very first Men’s Sheds Poetry Contest. The contest, organised by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association in conjunction with Poetry Ireland, attracted entries from dozens of men’s sheds members, spread throughout the entire island. Eoin’s winning entry is …

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Shed Series 2018 with Topline – ENTER NOW!

We’re very excited to announce that the ever-popular Shed Series is back for 2018, thanks to our partners at Topline! The Shed Series invites sheds from across Ireland to create a work of art – in any medium or material – that expresses what your shed means to its members and its community. Previous entrants will know just how enjoyable …

Irish Men’s Sheds nominated for European Citizens Prize

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association is deeply honoured to have been nominated for the prestigious European Citizens’ Prize. Thanks to MEPs Sean Kelly, Mairead McGuinness, Brian Hayes and Deirdre Clune for nominating the men’s sheds movement. This nomination is a tribute to every men’s shed member throughout the island, and to all those who support our sheds – families, friends, …

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Topline On-Board with Men’s Sheds

The IMSA has linked up with Topline, Ireland’s largest DIY and building supplies buying group with over 160 affiliated stores all over Ireland, to offer sheds throughout the country access to a wider range of resources and expertise. The partnership was officially launched at Passage West Men’s Shed in Co. Cork, with Munster and Ireland rugby legend Donncha O’Callaghan doing …

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Men’s Sheds Poetry Contest

Ahead of National Poetry Day on April 26th, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association has linked up with Poetry Ireland to offer a world first – a men’s sheds poetry contest. The Men’s Sheds Poetry Contest 2018 will offer shed members throughout the country the chance to wax lyrical on every topic under the sun. The contest will be judged by …

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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 …