TUBBERCURRY MEN’S SHED
Tubbercurry Men’s Shed is situated next to Banada Abbey and consists of a number of activity rooms. Without doubt the Carpentry/Wood-Turning Room is the most impressive. It is a large room with various carpentry tools and the products made are to be marvelled at. They make Display Exhibition Stands, Flower Boxes, benches and wheelbarrow box planters to name but a few. People can request items made to order – for instance, the shed recently made a flower box exactly measured for a window sill.
Like other Men’s Sheds they assist in the local community; for Tubbercurry Tidy Towns they made an impressive 3-box planter that is currently situated in the square. There is also a kitchen in the building where cooking classes take place.
The shed numbers are increasing steadily with approximately twenty members at present. They meet twice a week: Monday and Wednesday but on occasion Saturdays too. Earlier this year they celebrated their 10th birthday and hope to have an Open Day soon to welcome new members.
Recently the shed were awarded a SICAP Community Grant for Art Classes. This is by far the most popular activity in the shed; it is easy to understand why as the paintings are superb.
The shed also enjoy Bee-keeping, Gardening, Basket-Making and at Christmas they make some festive ornaments.