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Barry Goldings new book

We are delighted to announce that Barry Goldings new book The Men’s Shed Movement book has just been published! More detail about the book can be found via: http://barrygoanna.com/2014/05/29/new-and-forthcoming-books/ This book is essential reading and has a Chapter devoted to case studies of Men’s Sheds in Ireland. The book has been added to the Common Ground Publishing bookstore and can …

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Men of the Year Awards

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association is delighted to announce that we are the chosen Charity for the Irish Tatler Man Men of the Year Awards 2015.  This awards program is long overdue and has specifically been launched to recognize and applaud the achievements of genuine male role models in their respective fields; men that are really making a positive difference to …

Online Wellness Workshops

Suicide or Survive are running a series of Wellness Workshops.  Each year they run around 30 Wellness Workshops all around Ireland. These workshops take up to 40 participants and are free-of-charge for people to attend.  You can find a calendar of forthcoming workshops on their website here: www.suicideorsurvive.ie/services/wellness-workshop Or you can take a look at the online version of the Wellness …

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Armagh Men’s Shed and The National Lottery Awards 2015

Armagh Men’s Shed are delighted to have reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards 2015.   The Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they aim to celebrate and recognise the difference that those projects have made to people, places and communities.    Armagh Men’s Shed are competing against six other projects for the …

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Want to improve the quality of life in your community?

Duncan Stewart is heading up the judging panel for this year’s Get Involved contest and Davie from Cultivate ( http://www.cultivate.ie/ ) is a catalyst for the project. Davie is searching for community led projects that have the potential for creating livelihoods and increasing the well-being of a local area. Communities all over Ireland have the opportunity to partner with their local …

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Dail on the Dole

John Halligan meets Craig Harrison from the Waterford Men’s Shed and Michael Cass from the Dungarvan Men’s Shed on the new TV3 program Dail on the Dole broadcast on Monday May 11th at 21:00. You can see it back by visiting the following This link to the TV3 player

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Boyle Men’s Shed constructs scale model of Gallipoli beach landing

Last year, Boyle Men’s Shed in Co Roscommon resolved to build a diorama to mark each year of the centenary of the first World War. When it came to 1915, there was only one event which could be considered – the disastrous landings at V Beach in Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915, that cost the lives of hundreds of Irishmen. …

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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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Swords Men’s Shed Group Going From Strength To Strength

The ever popular Men’s Shed groups around the locality are going from strength to strength. On foot of a possible expansion for the Portmarnock group, local councillor Darragh Butler recently enquired about the group in Swords. Butler was keen to see that a group be established, given that Swords is due to be developed significantly in the near future. The …

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Fingal Council backs Men’s Shed Movement

Fingal County Council has expressed its support of the Men’s Shed Movement, stating that it is already working with a number of groups across the region. A Men’s Shed is a, friendly meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities. Cllr Darragh Butler (FF) had asked the council to work with the Irish Men’s …

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South Tyrone Men’s Shed officially opened

Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey, has officially opened the South Tyrone Men’s Shed, which is welcoming new members from the Coalisland and Dungannon areas.
 Representative Jim McQuaid said members are able to gather and work on meaningful projects at their own pace. Anyone who is interested in joiningcan find out more by contacting Marian Dorman, neighbourhood renewal health co-ordinator, on …