Mens Shed Group

Mens Shed Group


Ballyhaunis Men's Shed Group  was formally launched last Tuesday 5/2/13 at the weekly meeting held in the Family Resource Centre at the Augustinian Abbey.  The following officers were elected:-

Chairman; Jim Goulding

Secretary: Kevin Carney

Treasurer: Aiden Gaughan

PRO:  Hassan Alam

Research Development Officer:  Nomandla Ncube

Contact: 087 1911135

Approx 20 men attended the inaugural meeting a few weeks ago and listened to a talk on the launch and purpose and benefits of a Men's Shed and how the idea has grown throughout the country and in Mayo in recent years.

The concept behind Men's Shed is to provide a safe, friendly and open environment where men can meet and engage in positive, productive experiences that will, in turn, enhance their overall health and well-being.  Men. by nature, are task orientated and enjoy engaging in activities together.  Men's Sheds can form the basis for companionship and friendship and all are welcome to come along for a cuppa and a friendly chat with other men from the area.   Men's Shed's are open to all men over 18 years of age and there is no upper limit. 

The Ballyhaunis group are in the process of checking out a suitable shed which to operate and make up a list of equipment and material that would be needed.  The group have visited the Men's Shed group in Castlebar and they were very impressed with their set up and how the idea works. 

Men's Shed group have been generously supported by the communities and businesses in other towns and the group is actively seeking support within Ballyhaunis.




July 2013

The Ballyhaunis Group is now up and running and the association is appealing for donations of equipment and materials, as well as furniture and other items that would be of use to the group e.g. tools, equipment, pallets, machinery, paint, wood, household items, books etc.

All donations can be dropped off at the group's new premises which is located at Quinn's Commercial Unit, at the rear of Val's Bar & Bistro.en Mon-Fri from 10.00am to 2pm.

All are welcome and bring a friend.