The project is very simple and has one criteria, men. The ‘shed’ environment encourages men to share skills and learn new ones for example, skills in wood turning, mechanical work and horticulture, to name but a few. Socialising is a large part of the project too, providing opportunities for the development of new friendships as well as the renewal of old ones.
For more information on Mens sheds and to find a local one near you please visit www.menssheds.ie
The Louth Men’s Sheds project started by the Netwell Centre and Louth County Council targets men at risk of isolation or experiencing major life changes. The project is very simple and has one criteria, men. The ‘shed’ environment encourages men to share skills and learn new ones for example, skills in wood turning, mechanical work and horticulture, to name but a few. Socialising is a large part of the project too, providing opportunities for the development of new friendships as well as the renewal of old ones.
Eva Beirne, the project coordinator said, “the primary focus of the project is on older men but younger men will play an important role too. Younger men can support the development of projects in the sheds and they can learn and share in the wisdom and experience of older men. There is very strong evidence pointing to the vulnerability of older men to isolation and loneliness as they age and experience difficulties adjusting to changes in role identity associated with retirement (farmers retiring, in particular may find this transition difficult), as well as to changes in social networks, especially widowhood. We also know that increasing people’s social interaction can have a positive impact on well-being and mental health. We will be opening three Men’s Sheds is County Louth over the coming year. These will provide opportunities for men to get involved in a range of activities which will increase their participation in the live of their community. Ultimately this can only be a positive thing not just for improving the quality of life of older men in County Louth but also for our society and the social connectedness of our community.”
Facebook : Seatown men’s Shed
Opening Hours – Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm
Facebook : Drogheda men’s Shed
Opening Hours – Monday to Friday – 9am to 3pm
Facebook:Cooley Men’s Shed
Opening Hours – Tuesday to Friday 10am to 3pm
Grangebellew, Dunleer, Co Louth
Declan Monaghan 087-227-6718
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
open Tuesdays 10.30am to 1.oopm
Promotional DVD Launched
Please click on the link below to view the new promotional DVD for Louth Community Mens Shed.
Louth Community men’s Shed Co-coordinator,
PJ Carroll Building,
Facebook – Netwell centre
Irish men’s Shed Association.
Contact : Barry Sheridan CEO
Ballymum Civic Centre,
Website : Menssheds.ie
Facebook : Irish Men’s Shed Association
Tuesdays – Netwell Choir, Great Northern Haven., Barrack street, Dundalk – Tuesday Mornings 11.00am to 12.30pm.
Tuesday – Netwell Seagull Club Men’s group, Seatown Men’s Shed – Tuesday afternoon 2.30pm to 4.00pm
Wednesday – Netwell Ladies Group – Lis na dara , Carrick Road, Dundalk – Wednesday morning from 11.00am to 1.00pm
Wednesday – Netwell Ladies Parlor Group – Great Northern Haven, Barrack St., Dundalk, Wednesday afternoon from 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Thursday – Netwell ladies Group – Lis na dara, Carrick Road, Dundalk, Thursday mornings 11.00am to 1.00pm
Thursday – Netwell Redeemer Ladies Group – Redeemer Resource Center, Cox’s Demesne, Dundalk – Thursday afternoons from 2.30pm to 4.00pm
The Netwell Memory Cafe is on the third Wednesday of every month in the River cafe, Marshes Shopping Centre, Dundalk – 7.00pm to 8.30pm
For further information about the Netwell outings and activities you can contact Eva Beirne : 0858895471 –