Having recently celebrated its first birthday, Doonbeg Men’s Shed is immensely successful, with 27 loyal members with varied talents, interests and life experience. Speaking on behalf of the shed secretary John Smith reminisces on what has been a great year.

“I was on the local pastoral council and when it came up that Baltard National School was closing its doors, there was talk about selling the building. That’s when I suggested that we use it as a Men’s Shed. The Parish Priest gave me the go ahead to hold an information meeting and see who was interested.”