Knocklyon Men’s Shed is officially up and running, according to local Councillor, Brian Lawlor. Brian held a public meeting in Knocklyon recently to ascertain whether there was an appetite for a Men’s Shed in the area; the response was overwhelming.

“Over 100 men turned up at my meeting, and that day, thanks to the support of Sue from the Council and Sheila in the Parish, the Knocklyon Men’s Shed was born. Since then the group has elected a Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and committee. Already over one hundred men are registered members but there’s plenty of room so if you want to join and be part of the Shed just drop along to the Iona Centre any Tuesday at 10am,” said Cllr. Brian Lawlor.

“The beauty of the Men’s Shed is there’s something for everyone. A number of activities are already planned over coming weeks from Monday hill walks, Pitch & Putt days, and for the green fingered members, their very own Knocklyon Men’s Shed allotment,” continued Cllr. Brian Lawlor.

“Men’s Sheds are a fantastic initiative that give many men, and indeed their wives, a new lease of life. I’d encourage any man in retirement to pop down, see what it’s about and I bet they’ll love if they do,” concluded Cllr. Brian Lawlor.