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  • Northside East

Local Men’s Sheds to get funding 

Friday, 24th January, 2020 7:59am
Local Men’s Sheds to get funding 

Minister Michael Ring

Local Men’s Sheds to get funding 

Minister Michael Ring

A TOTAL of 372 Men’s & Women’s Sheds, including a large number from the Northside of Dublin, have been allocated €500,000 in funding between them to purchase equipment and carry out work.

The local groups to benefit include: Priorswood & District Men's Shed, Beaumont & District Men's Shed, Artane Men's Shed, Donaghmede Men's Shed, Fairview/Marino Men's Shed, Killester Men's Shed and Cuspoir Men's Shed, Coolock. 

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring confirmed the funding last week.  

The Minister said he introduced funding for Men’s Sheds in 2018 in recognition of the great support that they provide to men in communities across Ireland. 

“Since its establishment less than 10 years ago, the impact of the Men’s Sheds movement has been phenomenal,” said Minister Ring.

“I have decided to extend this funding to Women’s Sheds. Having witnessed the exceptionally positive impact of Men’s Sheds in recent years, I’ve no doubt that the emergence of Women’s Sheds can only be a good thing for community life in Ireland.

“I’m delighted that 33 Women’s Shed Groups have availed of the funding on offer and I hope to see this number grow in coming years.”

Minister Ring said Men’s & Women’s Sheds are making an invaluable contribution to community life in Ireland. 

“They provide great support to their thousands of members and have helped tackle the problem of social isolation,” he added. 

“In many cases these groups have also become vital cogs in a variety of community initiatives such as the TidyTowns and local community events.”

 Senator Catherine Noone, a Fine Gael candidate in Dublin Bay North for the general election, welcomed the funding for local groups.

“This funding will support these excellent local projects in the contribution they make to our local area,” she said. 

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