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New local men's club

Story by Tom Kelly

Tuesday, 27th November, 2012 9:30am

New local men's club

Dunshaughlin Mens Shed members at a recent visit to Broomfields Mens Shed. photo: Tom Toner.

A new Men's Shed project is currently being established in Dunshaughlin, following on from the five successful Men's Shed projects already in Meath - Moynalty, Summerhill, Navan, Broomfield and Athboy.

The Men's Shed provides a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place for men to come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities.

It is an updated version of a shed in a back yard, but in this instance, men from the community come together for fun and camaraderie in a public building or space.

Members of the Men's Shed come from all walks of life - the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and would like something meaningful to do with that time.

Members have ownership of the project and decide upon their own programme of events, so every Men's Shed is different as it is the members who decide on the activities that are undertaken.

Suggestions to date in Dunshaughlin include woodwork, metalwork, restoring artefacts, painting, photography, card-playing, darts, training courses/information days, gardening, computer classes, other hobbies and pastimes as well as going on trips.

It is likely the project will evolve over time and a number of activities may run simultaneously to meet the needs of all members.

The Men's Shed project in Dunshaughlin is a joint initiative by Meath Community Form in conjunction with Meath Partnership. The group will meet on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am in Dunshaughlin Community Centre. Anyone who would like further information should contact Kay at Meath Partnership on (046) 928 0790.