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Professor Barry Golding’s visit to Ireland September 2011

Professor Barry Golding will be officiating at a number of events in Ireland from the 12th to the 17th of September. Professor Golding is a Patron of the Australian Men’s Sheds Association and Adult Learning Australia’s Visiting Research Fellow & Vice President of ALA Board. Ireland is one of ten countries that Professor Golding is visiting as part of his …

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Update on the Camden Town Shed

With Thanks to Mike Jenn from London who sent us this powerful example of how community men’s shed can get off the ground This is an initiative of two retired guys.  Having researched/thought about it in late autumn we decided to make a go of it just before Christmas 2010. From then …. a) We formed an association (club), got a bank …

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IMSA Annual General Meeting

The next Irish Men’s Sheds Association Shed Reps meeting and first Annual General Meeting will take place in Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum, Moynalty, Kells, County Meath on Wednesday the 14th of September. Moynalty and Summerhill Men’s Sheds are kindly laying on refreshments for those attending the meeting at 12pm. The meeting will begin at 1pm sharp. We are delighted to announce that Professor Barry …

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Louth Men’s Shed … coming to a location near you

The Louth Men’s Sheds project was started by the Netwell Centre and the Louth County Council.   The project is very simple and has one criteria, men.  The ‘shed’ environment encourages men to share skills and learn new ones for example, skills in wood turning, mechanical work and horticulture, to name but a few. Socialising is a large part of the …

UK Men’s Sheds Conference: Discovering Men’s Sheds, Thursday 29 September 2011

Discovering Men’s Sheds: The Effect on Men’s Health, Well-being and Informal Learning Thursday 29 September 2011 Ramada Leicester, Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6ES Jointly organised by Age UK, NIACE, Men’s Health Forum and Leicester University. The government is committed to tackling health inequalities and improving health outcomes, including premature mortality. With 42% of men dying before the age of 75 …

IMSA wins an Arthur Guinness Fund Award.

The continuing growth and development of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association was guaranteed yesterday with the announcement that the IMSA was one of the winners of the 2011 Arthur Guinness Fund competition for social entrepreneurship. Ten entrepreneurs were announced as the recipients of the 2011 Arthur Guinness Fund with each of their unique projects receiving financial support and professional business mentoring over the next two years. Established in …

The New IMSA Logo Revealed

Following in-dept discussions and on the guidance of the Shed Reps the IMSA caretakers are happy to unveil our new logo. This logo was chosen from the competition entries as outlined in the Logo Competition post of earlier in the summer. The winning entry was submitted by Meath Men’s Shed and will be used on all of our promotional material, such as flyers, our headed paper and website. …

Setting up a Men’s Shed: A public open meeting in Carrig-on-Bannow, Co Wexford.

In response to the need expressed locally a public meeting will take place in the Carrig-on-Bannow Community Centre on Monday 27th June at 7.30pm with a view to establishing a Community Men’s Shed in the area. The meeting will be attended by a number of those who have been involved in setting up the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. All are welcome. So if you want to …

IT’S NO JOKE. LETS TALK. MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

Monday 13th June – Sunday 20th June 2011 This year, Men’s Health Week (MHW) will run from Monday 13th June until Sunday 19th June 2011.  The focus in Ireland will be upon: “Promoting and Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Men and Boys during Challenging Times”. The world of men, and the roles that they play in it, have certainly changed dramatically in a …

Beating the Bounds for the Men’s Shed

The Rector of Wexford and Kilscoran, the Revd Maria Jansson, will be walking the boundaries of the nine parishes of the Union beginning 29th May – June 4th, a journey of about 110k by road.  This ancient practice was to mark the boundaries of the parish and was undertaken by priests and people. This walk is in support of the …

Shed Reps meeting: June 24th St. Munchins FRC, Limerick.

The next Irish Men’s Sheds Association Shed Reps meeting will take place in St. Munchins Family Resource Centre, Limerick City on Friday 24th of June. St. Munchins Men’s shed are kindly laying on refreshments for those attending the meeting at 12pm and the meeting will begin at 1pm. It is our aspiration to have each Men’s Shed on the Island of …

Enter the competition to design the IMSA Logo

Would you like to have the logo that you design become the official logo for the Irish Men’s Sheds Association? If so, design the logo and have your Shed Rep bring it along to the reps meeting in Limerick on June 24th.  The successful entry will be selected by the reps at this meeting. Entries are welcome from all shedders and if your rep can not …