Celebrations at Men's Shed

Social group holds fifth anniversary

Celebrations at Men's Shed
Gene Yore gene.yore@dundalkdemocrat.ie@DundalkDemocrat

The Dundalk Men's Shed in Seatown, celebrated it's fifth birthday in style last week.

The choir was in fine voice and gave a choral recital and among those who dropped in was local TD Peter Fitzpatrick.

Afterwards a barbecue was held in the early autumn sunshine.

There was much to celebrate. The men's shed provides activities, camaraderie and skill sharing for over 70 retired and semi-retired men in Dundalk with an average attendance of 30 to 40 people each day.

"The ethos behind the men's shed is quite simple. It provides a friendly, inclusive environment where men can gather and work on meaningful projects.

“These include woodturning at their own pace, in the company of their peers. It can also be a place just to come for a chat, a cup of tea or a game of pool" said Eva Beirne, Men's shed co-ordinator at Netwell Casala.

"It's fantastic to see this in action, and the men in Seatown are a great example of what can be achieved.

It's been a wonderful five years and we're all looking forward to the next five and on into the future" she added.

If you would like any further information on the Men's Shed, please contact Eva on 085 8895471.

The Minister for Health Simon Harris was hugely impressed by Dundalk Men's Shed when he called to their premises at Seatown recently.

Dundalk is one of the finest Men's Shed operations in the country and was one of the first in Europe.