The Blessington Men’s Shed was established in 2012 and provides a space, mainly for men, who have time on their hands by being retired, who are between jobs, or especially those who, sadly, may never have had a job. However, all active men are welcome into what has been created as a democratic venture.
A committee has been elected to run the Shed and it organises the day-to-day running. Membership costs just €12.00 per year and men can work on a project of their own or engage in tasks directed at raising revenue for the Shed or helping with community based activities. The Shed has facilities for wood turning, wood working and metal fabrication. If there is sufficient interest we can take up painting, quizzes, cooking or any interest you may have in mind.
We have received donations over the years of wood turning/working and metal fabrication equipment. We have now fitted out our new Shed at the “Old Library” and have a meeting room on its own where men can sit, drink tea or chat all day long away from the work shop activities.
We have registered Blessington Men’s Shed as a company limited by guarantee and charitable status and will compete for official funding for projects and training costs which will go a long way towards financial stability. We also completed the insurance of the premises and this covers public liability. With these developments, we have been able to stimulate good support from skilled people in Blessington to help us with Shed development.
In the meantime we ask the public and companies to consider making a donation to the Shed. We will be more than happy to acknowledge such support in the Shed. Our bank is in Blessington, and the details are:
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For the moment, the Shed is open from 10.00am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. Men are invited to drop in and see what’s happening, have a chat & cuppa and decide if the Shed is for them. If they return, membership application forms are available at the Shed. There is no vetting of new members, but obviously all members will be expected to follow the ‘House Rules’ established by the committee. A full Safety Statement has been prepared which will help to keep the Shed accident free.
We ask the younger people and local organisations to encourage their father , uncle or anyone who lives alone to come and see us at the BMS . It’s the ideal place for good mens’ company.
Please ring Sean on 086 250 8230 or Kevin on 087 747 0461 for details.