Cllr. Emer Higgins has congratulated Clondalkin Men’s Shed as they prepare to cut the ribbon on their new premises. “The Clondalkin Men’s Shed has been a fantastic addition to the Clondalkin community these past five years. At long last they’re settled in to their new, permanent home, just off Watery Lane. They have a fabulous workshop for building their Buddy Benches and all the fantastic woodwork projects they donate to local hospices and schools. Thanks to Sister Kathleen, they also have a homely kitted out kitchen and hangout place; a space they can chat over tea and lunch. The men behind the shed are some of the warmest, most committed volunteers I’ve ever met. They are fantastic at reaching out to men in our community and giving them a new outlet, which for some, can mean a whole new lifestyle,” said Cllr. Emer Higgins.

“Men’s Sheds are an amazing movement that give many men, and indeed their wives, a new lease of life. I’d encourage any man in retirement to pop down to the Clondalkin Men’s Shed and see what it’s about. They’re there every week day, and you couldn’t meet a nicer, more welcoming, gang of men with many a story to share,” concluded Cllr. Emer Higgins.