Ministerial visit for Men’s Shed

Dundalk’s Men’s Shed was held up as the cross-border template to follow during a visit from the island’s two Ministers for Health on Thursday.

Dundalk’s Men’s Shed was held up as the cross-border template to follow during a visit from the island’s two Ministers for Health on Thursday.

Minister for Health James Reilly and his equivalent in the North, Edwin Poots, paid a visit to the facility in Seatown, and heard why the shed has been such an inspiration to so many.

The Ministers were viewing the sheds as part of a visit organised by Co-Operation and Working Together (CAWT).

“The message of the day was that men’s sheds are saving lives and Dundalk’s Men’s Shed is the prime cross-border example for Ireland to follow,” explained said Eva Beirne, Project Co-ordinator of Louth Men’s Sheds.

Both Ministers signed the Dundalk Men’s Shed Cross Border Peace Project – a unique piece of art designed by Peter Lennon, one of the Dundalk shedders.