There’s no doubt that Ireland’s men’s sheds have a certain magnetic pulling power. From local heroes to sporting stars to mayors and politicians, sheds have become accustomed to doling out the good biscuits to eminent visitors.
It is European royalty who have been the recipients of said good biscuits. Last year, Prince Charles dropped in to Gortin Men’s Shed in Co Tyrone for a spot of tea and woodwork. Now, Ireland’s sheds have gained a second royal seal of approval, from King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maximá of the Netherlands.