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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!

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Fisherman’s Friend Shed Series Awards 2017

Congratulations to KC Men’s Shed from Castlemaine, Co. Kerry, who scooped top prize at this year’s Fisherman’s Friend Shed Series awards, hosted in the magnificent surrounding of the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire. The judges plumped for KC’s Flight of the Dart after casting their eyes over each of the twenty-five finalists. Judges Mairead Lavery (Editor, Irish Country Living), Marcus Connaughton (Presenter, Radio 1’s Seascapes), Barry Sheridan (CEO, Irish Men’s Sheds Association) …

Video: Tralee Men’s Shed

A day in the life of Tralee Men’s Shed, as beautifully filmed by John Fitzgerald. Details for Tralee Men’s Shed below Tralee Men’s Shed The Mart, Caherslee, Tralee, Co. Kerry 066 718 0790 John Foley 087 6160128 farmhouseknockanish@hotmail.com Trisha Dowling 087 616 0128 trishadowling@nekd.ie

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Sheds in the News

It’s always good to see sheds feature in the local and national media, spreading the positive message of the Men’s Sheds movement far and wide. Carrigaline Men’s Shed recently had some distinguished visitors, as Housing Minister Simon Coveney and Cork County Mayor Seamus McGrath helped turn the sod on Phase 1 of their new premises in Waterpark. Minister Coveney told West Cork’s …

Sheds for Life Competition

Competition time As part of ‘Sheds for Life’ initiative, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association is offering one lucky shed the chance to chose between winning a tablet or a digital camera for creating the best health information stand for their Shed! Get your shedders together and show off your creativity and skills by building a customised stand to display a …

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Fisherman’s Friend Results

Well done to all the Men’s Sheds that took part in the Fishermans Friend Competition. They launched a challenge to create art that best depicts what Community and Friendship means. Over 25 sheds responded and brought their work to the event in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland. Everyone was impressed with the high standard of entries. It was great …

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Croke Park GAA Museum Visit

Would your Shed be interested in a trip to the GAA Museum? We have a Irish Men’s Shed Special Offer of special rates for the tour and meal. For more details please contact the IMSA head office at 01 8916150. Please note this offer is only open to Shed members.