As an early spring brings a touch of colour to the mountains and meadows, it’s time to take a step back and celebrate the day-to-day activities that keep Ireland’s sheds ticking. While the grand, attention-grabbing projects are our usual focus on this page, the ordinary and the mundane makes up the stuff of life. That’s as true of Men’s Sheds as it is of every other aspect of our existence.

In that spirit, we present you with the following slate of activities that have been undertaken in sheds across the land over recent weeks. We invite you to look closer at each of them; to consider the life-changing potential each holds, and to be as thankful as we are that shed members are giving up their time to enrich their communities.