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Financial boost for 26 of Donegal’s Men’s/Women’s Sheds

FUNDING of around €30,000 has been announced this afternoon for 26 Men’s and Women’s Sheds groups across Donegal.

“The men and women running Shed groups around the county are going from strength to strength, doing ever more impressive work on the ground. They have become a brilliant asset for our communities,” Minister Joe McHugh said when confirming the financial packages.

“It is fantastic to see so many groups across Donegal being supported by Government to improve facilities and offer more to their members and encouraging more people to join.

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“This funding of almost €30,000 for 26 groups is helping to pay for tools, equipment, furniture, extension work, new machinery, technology and among other things. And it builds on the funding which started in 2018 by the Government.

Minister Joe McHugh.

“What I hear repeatedly about the work of Men’s Sheds is that they provide an invaluable outlet for people in our communities. They create a sense of belonging. They prevent isolation. And they offer a safe and inclusive space for men of all ages to pick up new skills and share their know-how.

“It is really important to see a number of women’s groups also taking on the role of supporting people in their local area and getting Government support.

“Everyone who’s involved deserves great praise and support. You are a real asset to your community whether it’s the work and experience that if offered in the shed or the wider involvement with community work, festivals, events and Tidy Towns.”

The full list of Sheds in Donegal to have secured funding is –

– Ardara Men’s Shed, €1132 for electronic equipment to set up a I.T. network with 4 other sheds

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– Ballybofey & Stranorlar Men’s Shed, €1132 for computer, webcam & monitor

– Ballyshannon Men’s Shed, €1132 for equipment

– Carn Men’s Shed, €1132 for power tools & related accessories

– Castlefin Men’s Shed, €1132 for tools and upgrade of kitchen

– Cloughaneely Men’s Shed, €1132 for extraction unit/table saw

– Donegal Town Men’s Shed, €1132 for broadband link & computer research facilities for members

– Dunfanaghy Men’s Shed, €1132 for equipment to augment work of shed

– Glenties Men’s Shed, €1132 for tools for craft & DIY

– Greencaste Community Women’s Shed, €1132 for materials for DIY and home improvement training course

– Killybegs Men’s Shed, €1132 for new 16” bandsaw

– Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed, €1132 for CCTV & under sink hot water heater & tools

– Kincasslagh Men’s Shed, €1132 for tools

– Letterkenny CDP Men’s Shed, €1132 for spray booth equipment for painting restored and refurbished furniture & bandsaw

– Lifford Men’s Shed, €1132 for tools

– Meenaneary Men’s Shed, €1132 for rewiring shed

– Mevagh Men’s Shed, €1132, for heating to improve air quality & to purchase pillar drill

– Mná a’ Port Mhaise, Machaire Rabhartaigh, €500 for circuit cutting machine

– Moville Men’s Shed, €1132 for equipment, recover pool table, creation of banner, signs & popup stand

– Raphoe Men’s Shed, €1132 for laptops and printer

– Rosbeg & Portnoo Men’s Shed, €1132 for equipment

– Rosses Men’s Shed, €1132 for equipment & installation of kitchen

– Rosses Women’s Shed/Scioból Ban na Rosann, €1132 for jewellery making tools, woodworking tools and extension leads

– Sciobal na mban, Gaoth Dobhair, €1132 for paint, wood shelves, storage, tools

– Sciobol na bFhear, Gaoth Dobhair, €1132 to room to function as reading room, card playing and informal meetings, exercise room

– Seid an Oileán, Árrain Mhór, €1132 for equipment

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