Limerick women flocking to their new shed

A Women's Shed session at Mungret St Paul's GAA clubhouse.

THE newly established Women’s Shed Limerick has gotten off to a flying start with more than 200 members already signed up after registration evenings last September.

“It was very clear that there was interest in a Women’s Shed,”  said Emer Scully, Limerick Shed communications officer.

“The ideas that came from the women included women’s health programmes, yoga, art classes, self defence classes, citizens advice chat, car maintenance, and social media classes. It was a wide variety of interests which is just fantastic because it’s about going outside your comfort zone.”

Since then, twice a week the committee and facilitators have been working hard to offer members a fantastic selection of free talks and demonstrations.

“We are so proud of what we have achieved in such a short time and being a fully functioning community group within the area,” said Emer.

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The committee are now hoping to have structured courses in the new year along with a place where members can pop in for a cuppa and a chat and continue to grow friendships.

“Our biggest obstacle to date is securing a permanent base for our shed. With membership growing every day and how quickly we are proceeding, we do hope that the people of Limerick will help and support us to overcome this obstacle.”

For more information about the Women’s Shed Limerick, contact email [email protected]. They are also on all social media platforms.