Taghmon Men’s Shed
Taghmon Men’s Shed
What is the Men’s Shed?
The Community Men’s Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard. If you looked inside one you could see anything from wood turning and wood carving to welding. You might also see both young and older men learning new skills from each other and maybe also learning something about life from the men they are working with.
“Men don’t talk face to face; they talk shoulder to shoulder”
Cordially invites you to an Exhibition and Video of the building of a boat and its journey on the River Slaney
in the Men’s Shed, Joseph Street, Taghmon, on
Wednesday the 14th of September 2016 at 3.30 pm
The Taghmon Men’s Shed Boat Building Project has been funded and supported by Wexford County Council as part of their “Artist in the Community Scheme”. This project is a collaboration between Taghmon Men’s Shed and the Artist Andi McGarry from Kilmore.
The currach is made from wood and canvas and builds on the wood-working skills that have been developed by Taghmon Men’s Shed through previous projects and workshops. Materials for the currach were sourced, the frame constructed, the canvas “skin” covered and painted and eventually the currach was sailed on the River Slaney. The complete boat building process has been documented by film and music.
Many thanks to all those who contributed towards the funding of the materials for the boat building project.
Please R.S.V.P. to the Taghmon Family Resource Centre on 053 9134465.
Previous projects include a carving of Parle, Creane and Hogan, which was completed in 2015, and a carving of St. Munn, which stands outside St. Fintan’s National School in Taghmon. Other activities include welding, woodturning, furniture making and repairs.
The shed is open Monday to Thursday. Feel free to drop in or call Ray at the F.R.C on 053-9134465.
Below is a You-tube link to view how our previous project, a carving of St Munn, was completed.