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 …

Erris Men’s Shed Meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th April in Belmullet, Co. Mayo

The Erris Community Health Forum in conjunction with the local Primary Care Team are hosting a meeting with a view to establishing a Community Men’s Shed in Erris, Co. Mayo. This meeting will take place in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel on Wednesday 27th April at 7.30pm. The guest speaker will be Mr John Evoy who has been involved in setting up …

Talking shoulder-to-shoulder, not face-to-face

BRIAN O’CONNELL(c) We’re not used to men discussing health issues or feelings over welding machines, but at Men’s Sheds support groups, emotions and engines go hand-in-hand A GROUP of men gathers in a room in the new adult education centre in Gorey, Co Wexford. Large industrial saws and welding machines provide the soundtrack as the men discuss ongoing projects or …

Men’s Sheds reps. meeting; Arklow, Monday the 14th of March

Following from the hugely successful Men’s Sheds gathering in Tipperary in January the first meeting of the representatives of each Men’s Shed will take place in Arklow on Monday the 14th of March from 1pm – 4pm. It would be great to have a representative form every Men’s Shed on the Island of Ireland at this meeting. The meeting will be hosted by Arklow Men’s shed and will be held …

David Helmers address to the Irish Men’s Shed’s Forum.

To the Irish Men’s Sheds Forum Hello Shedders Firstly I must convey my sincere congratulations to all of you for making it this far in developing your sheds and especially in starting your organisation to support and represent your sheds. When I first started work on the Australian Mens Shed Association never in my wildest dreams would I ever have …

Project aims to tap into unused skills.

New city voluntary group highlight the relationship between man and his shed. BY BERNIE NÍ FHLATHARTA It’s hard to separate a man and his shed but a new movement in Galway is embracing that special relationship! Cumann na bhFear is a new voluntary group that is reaching out to retired and unemployed men who hate being idle and might have …