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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.”

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Dundalk Men’s Shed,

Seatown,

Dundalk,

Co. Louth.

Ph.0429327652

Facebook : Seatown men’s Shed

Opening Hours – Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm

Drogheda Men’s Shed,

Donore Rod.,

Drogheda,

Co. Louth

Ph. 0419800078

Facebook : Drogheda men’s Shed

Opening Hours – Monday to Friday – 9am to 3pm

Cooley Peninsula Men’s Shed,

The Bush,

Riverstown ,

Dundalk,

Co. Louth.

  1. 0429397648

Facebook:Cooley Men’s Shed

Opening Hours – Tuesday to Friday 10am to 3pm

Dunleer Men’s Shed

Grangebellew, Dunleer, Co Louth

Declan Monaghan 087-227-6718

or email dunleermensshed@gmail.com

open Tuesdays 10.30am to 1.oopm

 

Louth Community Men’s Shed Youtube

Promotional DVD Launched

Please click on the link below to view the new promotional DVD for Louth Community Mens Shed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nGMro2Vtrw&feature=youtu.be

 

County/National Contact details:

Eva Beirne,

Louth Community men’s Shed Co-coordinator,

Netwell Centre,

PJ Carroll Building,

DKIT,

Dundalk.

Co. Louth

  1. 085 8895471

PH.0429370497

www.netwellcentre.org

Facebook – Netwell centre

IMSA.

Irish men’s Shed Association.

Contact : Barry Sheridan CEO

1st Floor,

Ballymum Civic Centre,

Main Street,

Ballymun,

Dublin 9.

Ph. 018916150

Website : Menssheds.ie

Facebook : Irish Men’s Shed Association

 

Under Active retirement groups –

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 –