A number of Men’s Sheds Groups in Galway will benefit from funding of nearly €20,000, which has been allocated to Sheds around the county.
Men’s Sheds are renowned for their work on community projects, as well as their capacity to advance the health and wellbeing of individual members.
Minister Ring announced the allocation of €500,000 under the Men’s Sheds stream of the Community Enhancement Programme last July.
The allocation was designed to enable individual Sheds to update their facilities by purchasing equipment or by carrying out minor works to improve their shed.
Minister Cannon welcomed the confirmation of the funding, saying: “I am delighted with confirmation from Minister Ring that 310 Men’s Sheds across the country have been allocated funding, with almost €20,000 for the County.”
He drew attention to the Sheds in South and East Galway which include:
- Athenry – €1,495 – for installation of CCTV and alarm
- Dunmore – €1,495 – for lawnmower, power washer, leaf blower, strimmer, etc
- Gort – €1,500 – for renovation of building and relevant materials
- Headford – €1,495 – for enhancements to access to Men`s Shed
- Kinvara – €1,495 – for purchase of polytunnel and power tools
- Loughrea/Carrabane – €1,495 for material for polytunnel and raised beds
- Portumna – €1,250 – for enhancement of polytunnel and garden space
- Tuam – €1,365 – for purchase of printer, TV and Charnwood dust extractor’.
Minister Cannon said that Men’s Sheds are a valuable facility and in recent years they have become a fixture of life in towns and villages throughout Ireland.
“They offer a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment where men of all ages can share skills, work on meaningful projects and connect with their communities,” he added.