Carndonagh’s Men’s Shed Project is going from “strength to strength” and an opening night is to be held tonight to showcase the many fantastic goods created by members and to welcome anyone who hopes to join.
Set up in March 2012, the project has become an integral part of the community and over the last three and a half years, the shed has offered training courses and upskilling opportunities for men – of all ages. These included computing, health and safety training, safepass training, more practical woodworking and chainsaw courses, a boatbuilding project and are currently undertaking a pony trap restoration project.
The men have invested a lot of time and energy and have enjoyed the social aspect as well as the practical side of learning new skills.
Denise Mc Cool, Inishowen Development partnership said: “Over the last 3.5 years, with support from Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), the members have got involved in lots of different projects and many have since returned to work. As such, the nature of the shed has evolved, opening hours have changed and the courses and activities have been revised to accommodate these changes.”
Jimmy Marshbank, Chairman Men’s Shed Carn said:” The men enjoy coming together each week to learn new skills and to socialise. We have men of all ages actively involved and welcome anyone who may have an interest in joining the shed to come along.£
Anyone who has any interest in joining or finding out more can call in any evening from 8.00-10.00pm Monday to Thursday or from 10am-5pm from Monday- Wednesdays at the Old Co-op, Moville Rd., Carn.The open night begins at 8.00pm in the form of an auction of the goods they have made (toys, garden furniture, pallet furniture etc.) They are even auctioning off the handmade Donegal Curragh boat they made a few years ago. Everyone is very welcome.