Men's Shed To Be Set Up In The Rostrevor Warrenpoint Area

The Men’s Shed’s are slowing spreading across County Down.

With recent set up’s in Downpatrick and at An Riocht GAC, MArk Gibbons is taking the lead and calling for a Men’s Shed on Rostrevor to be set up.

[caption id="attachment_59668" align="alignleft" width="390"]A Men's Shed is to be set up in Rostrevor / Warrenpoint. Come along to the meeting and get involved. A Men’s Shed is to be set up in Rostrevor / Warrenpoint. Come along to the meeting and get involved.[/caption]

Mark said: “I will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a Men’s Shed in the Rostrevor/Warrenpoint area.

“A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities.

“Men’s Sheds are open to all men regardless of age, background or ability. It is a place where you can share your skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills and develop your old skills.

“New members are always welcome and can be assured that there is something of interest for everyone as the men have ownership of their Shed and projects and decide their own program of events.

“An objective of Men’s Sheds is to enhance or maintain the well-being and health of the participating men.

“It is about creating a place in the local community where men can meet, pursue hobbies, share knowledge or simply just have a cuppa tea together. “

Activities carried out by other Men’s Sheds around Ireland and UK include: *Regular programs with guest speakers *Community garden projects dn_screen*Pallet upcycling & other woodwork projects *Bicycle repairs and touring *Computer classes *Art and drawing classes *Social media classes *Cooking classes *Photography *Literacy/Numeracy training *Book binding *Tiling *Pottery *Picture framing *Lead lighting/stained *Getting together socially/Chess group *Use or re-kindle your skills, learn new ones And much more…

“Mark added: “The meeting will take place at St Bronagh’s Social Club, Wednesday 4 November at 7pm. Clare Shiels, County Down Rural Community Network Development Officer, will attend to help and talk about how to establish a men’s Shed and answer any questions and queries.

Men don’t talk face to face, they talk shoulder to shoulder.


For further information please contact:  Mark Gibbons at 07596001978.