There are currently almost 400 registered Mens ‘sheds’ around the country and each week almost 10,000 men (from both north and south of the border) gather to enjoy a few hours of companionship and purpose. In Carlow there are a number of Sheds and Carlow County Development Partnership CLG is proud to support the work of the Sheds in Carlow town and Leighlinbridge. The Carlow Shed also links in with other community development and inclusion initiatives. For example, it is currently constructing a roof for the cob oven in an Gairdin Beo which was constructed with the assistance of the La Nua Special CE Scheme for persons in recovery.

Here is a link to a nice article in the Irish Independent which talks about the beneficial effects of being in a Shed for mens well-being:

http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/mental-health/finding-sanctuary-in-mens-sheds-its-very-important-for-men-to-have-a-project-and-a-purpose-35822917.html