The Men's Shed Movement: The Company of Men
Are you interested to learn more about this remarkable Men’s Shed Movement globally?
Are you interested to know more about Men’s Shed innovation and diversity in community settings in four countries Australia, Ireland, the UK and New Zealand, all with active national Movements?
Do you want to read about how and where the Movement started and how and where it has spread globally?
Are you interested to learn from the experience of over 80 diverse Men’s Sheds in four countries?
Do you want to know how and why over 1,400 diverse Men’s Sheds organisations are already embraced by men and communities across the world?
Then this book is for you
"There were only around 30 Men’s Sheds in the world a decade ago (before 2005). By May 2015 there were 1,416 Men’s Sheds open globally. All are mapped and listed by name in the book. The list includes 933 Men’s Sheds in Australia, around 273 across the Island of Ireland (including 16 in Northern Ireland), 148 elsewhere in the UK (England, Scotland and Wales) and 57 in New Zealand. By mid 2015 several Sheds were open in Denmark and Sweden and at least five were open in Canada."
How to set up a Men's Shed
with some help from ChangeX
Every community in Ireland should have a Men's Shed.
ChangeX make it easy for you to start one
Today was a great day , I was asked if I would speak to Active Retirement Ireland at their Marigold Festival Series event in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone on behalf of the Irish Men's Sheds Association .
I was not expecting such a good day and any nerves about speaking to a big crowd were quickly deminished with such a warm welcome from Active Retirement Ireland's local committee and Maura Mc Auliffe .
Some of the sights and sounds from the day
The room begins to fill up
Home Instead Anne Doyle and Good2talk.ie were some big acts to follow
"Sweet Tunes" singing group really had the crowd "Boppin"
So delighted to of being able to help a few of the lads in Rathangan to get their men's shed started last night.
They are in a great position - already having somewhere to hold their shed and a large group of lads who all want to get involved.
For more information about what's happening in Rathangan Men's Shed contact John on 087 991 9264
Men's Sheds fundraising
We are fundraising so we can develop some training tools for the Sheds!
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Men’s Sheds in Ireland to better understand the processes involved with Governance, Sustainability and Insurance for their Shed.
Details here : http://www.mygoodpoints.org/charity-project/local/irish-men%27s-sheds-association/1126
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