An Scioból Men’s Shed was set up in 2015. Shed chair explains that he thinks the shed was set up in “recognition of the isolation faced by members of the community and it’s rural nature”. West Donegal is sparsely populated and many men would have a connection with the land. The shed has approximately 20 regular members ranging in age from 20 right up to 60 years. He believes it takes a lot of courage for someone to walk into a strange place. The members are encouraged to sit down and talk among themselves. There is a rich tradition in the area of playing the card game 25 and it has been a firm favourite among the members. They also have a Meitheal Ceol group which is great therapy as the hours fly by. The shed is located in a massive warehouse and Liam has a hunch that they might have the biggest shed in Ireland. Members pulled together their various skills to make the shed comfortable for everyone. The principles of the shed are based on collaboration and co-operation working together and building solutions themselves. Shed members are very handy and have completed numerous projects including fixing problems with a rocking chair, up cycling and refurbishing tractors. The members also teach the Women’s shed woodwork skills and they hope to obtain funding to transfer the historical skillset in boat building to younger generations. The shed is a community resource and is located “up from Josey Barney’s” in an Screabán Estate, Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal. It is open Monday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 10pm and all are welcome to join.