Killarney Men’s Shed is a staple for men of all ages in Co Kerry. It was set up in 2012 by former chair Tom Douglas and others from the local area, with the support of South Kerry Development Partnership. “Like everybody else, we thought the sheds were a great concept for retired men who could still look after themselves,” Tom said.
The shed is located in a former box factory in Deer Park in Killarney. The men built the whole interior of the factory for the shed. It has a workshop, café, gardening grounds and activity rooms. A café is attached to the shed and has a lot of space for activities such as artwork, bingo and parties. The grounds around it have well maintained lawns and a polytunnel, where the men grow fruit and vegetables.