Armagh Men’s Shed are celebrating seven years later this month with an open day at the Pipers’ Club in the city.
The event will be held at the Scotch Street venue on Friday, September 28 from 11-2.30pm and is open to the public.
The event will also mark the completion of their funded programme from the Big Lottery. They will also be showcasing some of their products on the day, along with a photographic exhibition, as well as a performance from their choir.
Initial funding from Intereg(Europe) covered running costs for the first two years but membership had grown so successful that they applied, and were successful, in getting funding from the Big Lottery over five years, enabling them to reach out to as many older men as possible.
Hopefully, prospective new members will be encouraged to visit the exhibition on the day and also consider joining them and have a bit of craic every day.
All Menssheds are safe and friendly places where you will definitely feel welcome and are guaranteed a bit of craic. The kettle is never off the boil and you might even learn a new skill
The idea of the concept is to give older men, who might be retired, unemployed or simply at a loose end, a different focus and a reason to get up in the morning.
When a man retires there is only so much he can do around the house so when all the grass is cut and the house
is painted inside out, some men might get into a rut and sit watching daytime TV for example.
Joining your local mensshed will change all that and as one of their members said “it gives you a spring in your step and a reason to get out of bed earlier as well as keeping you out from under your wife’s feet”.
Armagh Mensshed is open five days per week from 9-3.30pm. For further information please contact Stiofán on 07763818393/ 02837528997.