Kenmare Men’s Shed was one of the first sheds established in south Kerry. Members see it as a weekly ritual of socialising and sharing skills in friendly surroundings. Donal Whelton, now its chair, has been a part of the club since the beginning and describes it as a place where “people from all different backgrounds gel together”.

Finding a suitable premises has been the big challenge for the Kenmare men. They operated out of the Family Resource Centre in Kenmare for a few years, but this premises was unsuitable for a workshop. Eventually following discussion with Kenmare Mart and its committee they managed to acquire a space in the mart to set up in.