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Setting up a Men’s Shed; a public meeting in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo.

In response to the need expressed locally a public meeting will take place in the Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre, Mountain Road, on Wednesday 18th of January at 7.00pm with a view to establishing a Community Men’s Shed in the area. The meeting will be attended by those who have been involved in setting up the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. All are welcome. So …

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Thank You!

On behalf of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association I would like to wish you a peaceful Christmas and New Year and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind support during 2011. 2011 has been a fantastic year for the Men’s Shed Movement in Ireland and we at the IMSA are very grateful for all of the wonderful support …

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Invitation to the Official Launch of the Killybegs Men’s Shed.

Keynote Speaker: Min of State.  Dinny Mc Ginley, Dept of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Time: Friday 25th November 2011 @ 6.00pm Venue: Niall Mór Community & Enterprise Centre, Killybegs, Co. Donegal Please RSVP by 23rd November to: Margaret Molloy Men’s Sheds Project E-mail: southwestdonegalcdp1@gmail.com Telephone: 00353 + (0)749741863

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Setting up a Men’s Shed: A public open meeting in Ballina, Co. Mayo.

In response to the need expressed locally a public meeting will take place in the Ballina Family Resource Centre, Abbey Street, Ballina on Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm with a view to establishing a Community Men’s Shed in the area.   The meeting will be attended by those who have been involved in setting up the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. …

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Nominate an adult/community education organisation for an AONTAS STAR Award.

Do you know of an organisation in your area which delivers education for adults and which you think deserves some recognition?  Then why not nominate them for an AONTAS STAR Award? The awards initiative is open to any organisation involved in adult education – these include statutory education providers such as VECs, organisations involved in the delivery of non formal …

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Setting up a Men’s Shed: A public open meeting in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork.

In response to the need expressed locally a public meeting will take place in the Taylor Centre, Main St, Carrigtwohill, which is located across from the Carrigtwohill Community Centre on Thursday 10th November at 7pm 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 …

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International Men’s Sheds Partnering

Over the past few months a number of Australian Men’s Sheds have contacted the Irish Men’s Sheds Association in a search to find partner Sheds in Ireland and to support the development of Men’s Sheds at this side of the globe. This is a quote from an email from one of those Australian Sheds  “would like to find a shed …

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Adult Learners’ Forum of Ireland

A reminder to all Shedders: the Adult Learners’ Forum of Ireland meeting takes place on the 26th October in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 2. I spoke about this at the IMSA AGM and it would be great to have some of you there on the 26th. Places are limited, so you will need to click here and follow directions to …

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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 …