Launch of new Men’s Shed ‘great news for all involved’

by Rebecca Ryan

Great news for the area as Dundrum Windy Arbour Men’s Shed are launching on the first Thursday in March.

Community leaders in Rosemount said they have received a commitment from the council to put in a meeting room in Rosemount Estate, and in the meantime, it will operate from dressing rooms in Rosemount.

Organiser Sean McLoughlin told Dublin Gazette that being part of a Men’s Shed is good for your mental health.

“A men’s shed is open to all men, regardless of age, ability and background.

“It is a social inclusion initiative aimed at building the wellbeing of men in our community and bettering their mental health.

“There are many men’s sheds set up across the county and indeed the country, that have already proven to play a vital role in tackling social isolation as well as loneliness.”

TD for Dublin Rathdown Catherine Martin said it is “wonderful news” for the community.

“Men’s Sheds have proven to have an incredibly positive impact throughout our community, in Nutgrove/Loreto, in Ballinteer and in Sandyford – and this provides a really positive opportunity for people in Dundrum and Windy Arbour to participate in a similar community group.

“At a time when our mental health services are in crisis, Men’s Sheds are vital parts of their communities.

“The local community which has been campaigning tirelessly for this much-needed facility deserve huge praise, and I am delighted that their work has finally paid off.”

To add to the good news, the group were delighted to get sponsorship from Capital Credit Union.

Dundrum Windy Arbour Men’s Shed will launch on Thursday, 7th March at 1-3pm.

An information meeting is also taking place in Taney Parish Hall on Thursday February 21 at 1pm for any men who are interested in joining a local men’s shed in Rosemount. 

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