Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Launch of Irish Men's Sheds Forum

Shedworking was delighted to hear from John Evoy at the Adult and Community Education Service in Co. Wexford that, inspired by the fabulously sucessful Australian Men's Sheds Association(pictured above), the Irish Mens Shed's Forum will be launched at a conference in Co. Wexford on October 1 by Minister for State Sean Connick and Professor Barry Golding from the University of Ballarat in Australia. Those of you who have been following our stories on this remarkable organisation will know that it aims to provide a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for men to meet and socialise, often working on projects in the company of other men and at their own pace.

John says that the Irish Men's Shed Forum aims to promote these concepts and will act as an information hub to support the fledgling Men's Shed movement in Ireland. For more information email We hope that this marvellous news will encourage the establishment of similar projects in other countries and will be reporting back on the launch in October.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:08 PM

    Hello I am inspired to see these mensheds and I am looking into the posibility of applying for funding for a similar project in my area. I am the Health Development Worker for South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and I have developed a Men's Group that has gone from strength to strength. We have about 27 men registered into the group and they are all ages and many are alcoholics. I wish you well in your project and I look forward to hearing more about it.