This week the Nenagh Guardian wrote about the Silvermines Men’s Shed woodcarving exhibition in Nenagh Library which recently launched in Nenagh Library. The exhibition will run until the end of February. Read about the origins and history of men’s sheds in Ireland and North Tipperary. You can also learn where to join a Men’s Shed or establish one in your own community by contacting Mike Ryan, NTDC’s dedicated Men’s Shed Support Worker.

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Be sure to visit Nenagh Library to see their lovely wood carvings that are on display.

The Men’s Shed movement, which started in Australia in the 1980’s and quickly spread internationally, is extremely popular in Ireland. With 450 around the country, we now have more Sheds per capita than any other country in the world. There are 5 Men’s Sheds in North Tipperary, each of whom are engaged in a wide variety of activities such as woodwork, crafts, computers, DIY, music/singing and genealogy. They also take part in different community projects, in a relaxed and informal setting as above all else, the Shed is a social space where all are welcome and everyone who attends can be involved at their own pace. In fact it could be said that the most important tool in the Shed is the kettle!
The North Tipperary Development Company (NTDC) have a dedicated Men’s Sheds Support Worker to work with Sheds in the region. Currently they are run in Borrisokane, Nenagh, Silvermines, Thurles and Littleton.
If you would like to explore the idea of starting a Men’s Shed in your community please contact Mike Ryan on 087 2226298

If you would like to become part of this community or know someone who would be interested in it please see below for contact details of those who organise the various Men’s Sheds in north Tipperary.

Moycarkey Borris Littleton Shed

Seamus Bourke 086 891 2712

Thurles Men’s Shed

Tim Quinn 087 389 6937

Silvermines Men’s Shed

Michael O’ Brien 067 25988

Nenagh Men’s Shed

Ted Knight 087 214 2363

Borrisokane Men’s Shed

Gerry Duggan 087 272 4247