Kilkenny Men's Sheds awarded almost €9,000

Sian Moloughney

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Kilkenny Thomastown Mens Shed

A group pictured at the launch of Thomastown Mens Shed in 2017

Six Men's Sheds groups in Kilkenny are to benefit from government funding, it was announced today (Monday).

The groups in Callan, Castlecomer, Thomastown, Kilkenny city, Fen (Kilkenny) and DGK (Cuffesgrange) have been approved to receive funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development - a total of €8,696.

Minister Michael Ring announced the allocation of €the funding under the Men’s Sheds stream of the Community Enhancement Programme. This will enable individual Men’s Sheds to upgrade their facilities by purchasing equipment or by carrying out minor works to improve their shed. The initiative was developed in association with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association.

Grants awarded to the Kilkenny Men's Sheds

Callan Men's Shed - €1,449 for equipment

Castlecomer Men's Shed - €900 for wheelchair accessible planters

DGK Men's Shed (Cuffesgrange) - €1,586.75 for fitness/ gym equipment

Fen Men's Shed (Newpark, Kilkenny city) - €1,586.75 for electric supply and plumbing

Kilkenny Men's Shed - €1,586 for a steel shed and to build a storage area for timber

Thomastown Men's Shed - €1,586.75 for the completion of ground works for the erection of a shed