At Midleton Men’s Shed, our primary aim is to provide a safe and friendly space where our members can meet, chat, and work on either personal or community projects. Through talking and working on projects either individually or as teams, we hope to assist in highlighting issues around male health, and in doing so prevent the occurrence of issues through raising awareness and education about these issues and how preventable and treatable they are.
Core Values of any Men’s Shed
- Honesty and Openness – Everything we do is transparent to the shedders and to the General Public.
- Equality and Inclusion – Our shed creates a place of belonging, participatory democracy, mutual respect, companionship, and community for all shedders
- Leadership – We endeavour to demonstrate and promote leadership in all we do.
The biggest part of our story is that we are one of the very few men’s shed groups in Ireland who don’t have our own permanent shed. This is something we are actively working on, and we are very thankful to Carrigtwohill Parish, and to Fr. Bill Bermingham and Fr. Patrick Winkle for providing us with a temporary workspace in the stables at Parochial House on Station Road in Carrigtwohill. If only this idyllic location was in Midleton!
However we don’t let this lack of a shed hold us back, and since 2017 our major local project was supplying and installing removable flood gates in a number of houses around Midleton that are prone to flooding. We still have a small number of these flood gates available if local residents require them.
In Autumn 2018 we began working with a local theatre group in Aghada, and we assisted with the making some of the props for the show “Nanny Poppins” which was performed to great acclaim Early in 2019.
We worked with Aghada Centre Theatre Group once again, assisting with the set for their presentation Separate Beds which is was staged in November 2019.
In the run up to Christmas 2019 we were delighted to partner with Midleton Christmas Lights group to provide a Sleigh for Santa which got great use for children’s photographs etc.
Through late 2019 and up to February 2020, we have also been working with the Irish Bee Conservation Group in making Bee Lodges that will assist in the conservation of the Irish Black Bees and other species. The Bee Lodges can be seen locally, around Fota House among other places.
At present we have six committee members:
Officers: Chairman, Gerard Cogan. Treasurer, Tim Hoban. PRO. Seán Hennessy.
Committee Members: Joe Daly, Donal Dennehy, Terry O’Leary.
To find out more about our projects or if you have a project that we might be able to assist with, please Contact Us