It is that time of year again. Christmas is approaching fast and hopefully it will be a pleasant and joyous time for everyone in the Community. The last few weeks brought a new sense of hope with confirmation that the removal of many of the restrictions that have been in place for some time. However, amid the renewed optimism we must look at the daily raising numbers of Covid 19 and the numbers in hospitals, so the onus is on us all to play our part for our own safety, the safety of our loved ones.
Unfortunately, the situation is changing daily, and undouble the pressure on front line workers is enormous.
Glanmire Men’s Shed
Glanmire Men’s shed has re-opened following a lengthy closure due to Covid. The Men’ shed was making steady progress in its development prior to lockdown in March 2020. Everything was very much at a standstill since except for lot of hard work by a few stalwarts and founding members. These men did some exceptional work during lockdown in preparing the Shed for eventual re-opening. These members have been the driving force behind the shed since its inception.
The Shed acquired two Containers and had the placed in position One is converted into sitting meeting room/computer room/kitchen and dining room etc.
The second Container is in the process of being developed into a workshop. During lockdown this workshop was internally insulated a new roof was fitted, plus external cladding. Electrical connections have been completed.
The Shed have also a bought and erected a poly tunnel. This will be a huge benefit to our members who are eager to flex their green fingers. We also have Computers which are in the process of being installed. Clearly a lot has been done but more has to be done to bring it up to the standard we require.
Of Course, this would not be possible without the exceptional generosity of the Scouts Movement who invited on to their centre when The Shed was looking for a more permanent home
We would also like to acknowledge the support of Cork City Council, HSE, Cllr Ger Keohane, Cllr John Maher, Cllr Joe Kavanagh and SUPERVALU and local Businesses.
The Men’s Shed Is the located at the rear of the Scout Hall and ALDI
The Shed is currently open. Monday. 10,30 to 12.30
Wednesday 2.00 to 4.30 Friday 10.30 to 12.30
Glanmire Men’s Shed is available to all men over 18 years of age. The wellbeing of our members is of the upmost importance and their ideas are always welcome and will be acted upon.
Some men just come for a cup of coffee and chat and share their interests or to discuss an issue or a problem that may be concerning them. Sharing contacts and advice can be important.
Glanmire Men’s Shed come from a variety of backgrounds professions and skills and have over a thousand years’ experience between them. Once men get to know one another and get chatting it amazing what issues can be addressed, Glanmire men’s shed has made great progress since inception and where it goes from here is a matter for the members.
Other members like to become involved in the Workshop, Gardening, Jig Saws, giving grinds to students, computers, linking with the Council, HSE, Research, visiting other men’s Sheds, and places of interest etc. The Shed had planned to visit areas of interest in Dublin, Limerick and Belfast prior to Covid The Shed also invite speakers, i.e. Health and wellbeing, Social welfare, Local History, Gardai etc or any speaker that members suggest.
It is possible to form subgroups of special interest as all members may not share the same vision of what a men’s shed should be. The possibilities are endless once we settle down over the next few months.
Call in for a cuppa we would be delighted to see you, and even better still if you had any ideas, we would love to hear them More details from Martin 087 2697076 or Tim 087 9573995
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