Irish Country Living caught up with Joe Mahady of the Round Tower Men’s Shed in Killala this week. The group formed their alliance back in 2015 with the aim of tackling social isolation in their rural Mayo village.

“We were very impressed by the men’s shed movement and felt this ethos would fit perfectly into our community,” says Joe. He along with five of his friends set about acquiring a premises for their new shed. At first this was no easy task but generosity from the local community prevailed and the men established their club in the local parish priest’s garage.