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 …

Irish Men’s Sheds Forum Meeting; Tuesday 7th December at Tipperary Men’s Shed.

Tipperary Men’s Shed are kindly hosting our Men’s Shed gathering on Tuesday 7th of December. Tipperary Men’s Shed is based at Knockanrawley Resource Centre  in Tipperary Town. The meeting will rum from 12.00 until 3.30 with a lunch provided. It is our intention on the day to create a group of Shed Rep’s who can help the Men’s Sheds movement develop in Ireland. We …

A List of research that informs Men’s Shed-based practice

November 2010 Draft Compiled by Barry Golding, University of Ballarat, Australia, with assistance from Anthony Brown, University of Western Sydney [divider] The purposes of this listing of research: This document lists research, mostly from Australia, which provides recent evidence and insights as to why and how ‘men’s shed’ or workshop-based practice can enhance men’s lives and wellbeing in some community settings. …

Veteran broadcaster on hand to launch Men’s Shed project

Veteran broadcaster Mícheál ” Muircheartaigh visited Summerhill Community Centre on Monday afternoon to launch the innovative ‘Men’s Shed’ project which provides a social outlet for older men in the community. ‘Men’s Shed’ provides a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place for older men to come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities, such as woodwork, metalwork, photography, card-playing, …