Men’s Sheds set to benefit from €18k funding

MEN’S Sheds in Ballyfermot, Inchicore, and Walkinstown are among the groups in Dublin South Central set to benefit from funding.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring made the announcement earlier this week, about €18k and over in funding for Men’s Sheds in Dublin South Central.

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Ballyfermot men's shed

Barry Sheridan, CEO of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, called it the “most significant development in the history of Men’s Sheds in Ireland.”

“We as an association are delighted to have played a role in bringing it about, via our consultations with Minister Ring’s department.

This level of support reflects the impact Sheds are making on communities throughout Ireland.

“It’s a tribute to the work of all our staff and volunteers, as well as to every single Men’s Sheds member and supporter who has helped make our Sheds what they are today.

Minister Ring’s support is opening a new chapter for Irish Sheds, and we look forward to working with the department.”

Dublin South Central TD Catherine Byrne welcomed the announcement of funding awarded to Men’s Sheds in Inchicore, Rialto, D12/Walkinstown, Bluebell, Ballyfermot, Terenure, Crumlin and Dublin 12 Women’s Shedder’s Group.

Deputy Byrne said: “I have long been a supporter of Men’s Sheds who do so much to tackle social isolation and ill-health, encouraging and supporting men to be mindful of their health and wellbeing.

This year Women’s Sheds are receiving Government funding for the first time, which is hugely positive.”

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