New Web Site

I decided we needed more functionality so to this end i have set up TullamoreMensShed.com which will be our main web site. I will keep the WordPress site open as it’s a good example of what you can do.

I’ll be working on the site so will put a redirect to here.

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Men’s Health

Thanks to Mark http://markbritten.wordpress.com for the link. This is from Midlands Radio FM:

TP O’Gorman and John Hanniffy from Men’s Shed Kilbeggan spoke to Will Faulkner today about a brand new type of website put together by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association that focuses on the health of Irish men. Around 40 professional organisations are signed up to it and it’s the first of it’s kind in Ireland.

Currently the website is in it’s soft launch period and will be officially launched tomorrow in Dublin at City Hall. The website aims to be a one stop shop for men to have a look at any issue regarding their health and see what supports are out there, local and national organisations that can provide help, and de-mystify a lot of the terminology associated with general health.

The website aims to empower men to take control of their own health, keep up to date with check ups, and to communicate when something may be niggling at them about their health. It includes men from all backgrounds and ages.

‘Men should get together more often and discuss their health.’

The website depicts the human body as a car and asks you to input your age first – once through you can click on any section of the human body and that will give you a drop down menu of the various lifestyle choices or illnesses that can affect the aforementioned area and provides links to the resources that can aid the viewer further should they want to follow up. The full site is available here to try out for yourself: http://malehealth.ie/

What other useful resources have you come across online that you’d love to share? Email us at midlandstoday@midlandsradio.fm

First Aid course – AED and CPR

Six of us attended a day course in how to give CPR and use an AED run by The Irish Heart Foundstion

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia in a patient,[1] and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

With simple audio and visual commands, AEDs are designed to be simple to use for the layperson, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aidcertified first responder, and basic life support(BLS) level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes.[2]

The portable version of the defibrillator was invented in the mid-1960s by Frank Pantridge in BelfastNorthern Ireland, a pioneer in emergency medical treatment.

Here in this video we have a person learning how to use an AED.

It was a great course and we all received a certificate.

Down at The Men’s Shed

Well if all the things that once defined you
no longer make you feel so cool
and your best game plan is sinking in the black
and you’re not playing pool,
down at the men’s shed can clear you head, 
men’s shed can get you out of bed,
men’s shed might wreck your head
cause we all hang together down at the men’s shed.


Copywrite 7-3-2017 Bodhránjo.

Here we are

Tullamore Men’s Shed

49 Church Street,  Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland

Welcome to Irish Men’s Sheds! A Shed is a space in your community where men can come together to find meaning, purpose, friendship and belonging. Here you can learn more about Men’s Sheds and learn how to start or join a Shed in your local community.

John Evoy, CEO, Irish Men’s Sheds Association

The Idea

A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men can come together. It’s a place where men can share their skills and knowledge with others, learn new skills or redevelop old skills. Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to your community, connecting to friends and maintaining an active body and an active mind. Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed provides a safe and busy environment where you can find many of these things. Also, importantly, there’s no pressure. Men can just come and have a chat and a cuppa if that’s all they’re looking for.