Cllr Sharon Tolan with members of Meath Coast shed

Funding announced for Men's Sheds

Fifteen Men's Sheds groups in County Meath are to benefit from funding announced today by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys.

She has announced funding of €800,000 to support 400 Men’s Sheds across the country.

The initiative will see grants of €2,000 provided to Men’s Sheds nationwide to assist them with running costs such as electricity or insurance bills.

The Men's Sheds in Meath to benefit are Kilmessan, Slane and District, Trim, Ashbourne, An Tobar, Meath Coast, Kilcloon, Dunshaughlin, Athboy, Navan, Ratoath, Moynalty, Kells, Dunboyne and Drumconrath.

Minister Humphreys made the announcement during a visit to the Dublin 12 Men’s Shed in Kimmage in Dublin’s South Inner City on Wednesday.

The individual grants will be distributed to the over 400 Men’s Sheds via its representative body, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA).

Cllr Sharon Tolan said “I am absolutely delighted to receive this great news. Our Men’s Sheds are providing an absolutely invaluable service here in Meath and Louth. This will assist them with grants of €2,000, which they can use to cover their running costs or carry out small improvements at their premises, during this particularly difficult period for all community organisations."