Mayfield Men's Shed gets ready to move to a permanent home

Mayfield Men's Shed gets ready to move to a permanent home

Mayfield Men's Shed received a bronze award for 'Best Community Based Initiative' at the All Ireland Community & Council Awards earlier this year.

MAYFIELD Men’s Shed (MMS) is in the final stages of negotiating its move to a permanent home on Murmount Road.

The organisation hopes to locate its headquarters on the east end of Brian Dillion’s GAA club facilities. 

The building will hold a meeting room, toilets, and a kitchen along with an arts and crafts room for its members to socialise and discover new talents that can be of benefit both to the members and the wider community.

The MMS is a voluntary organisation that looks after retired men and others in providing a place for social interaction as well as maintenance of skills in arts, crafts and other talents that may not be fully realised without such a facility. 

Previously the organisation has used both the Mayfield Community School Workshop and the Family Resource Centre at Newbury House. 

Now, with a fixed location the group hope to allow members to meet throughout the week.

Chairman John O’Mahony has welcomed the developments and hopes that the wider community of Mayfield will see the benefits of centre.

Committee member Noel Keohane asked that “the community open its arms and welcome this badly needed centre”.

The Mayfield Men’s Shed plan to hold a socially distanced meeting at Brian Dillions GAA clubhouse as soon as current Covid-19 restrictions are eased in order to meet with the community and discuss the proposals.

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