Adare’s Men’s Shed is a relatively new one having been set up in 2017 with premises generously provided by long-time Adare publicans Michael and Mary Collins. Shedder Michael O’Donoghue recently shared how members have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions. Says Michael: “Everything was going great with the Shed. Our membership had reached about 40, but then arrived COVID-19.” The shed, like so many other sheds around the country, had to close.

Although shedders continued to keep in touch through phone calls, texts and Zoom, they were missing the cuppa and the chat.