Limerick event to help shed light on women’s movement in Munster

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

A SPECIAL showcase event is taking place in a County Limerick town next month to shed some light on a growing women’s movement.

The Munster Regional Forum of Women’s Sheds is hosting a special day-long event to help raise awareness around, and promote taking part in, the ever-increasing number women’s sheds across the province.

The event, to be held at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel in Adare on April 8, will feature stands and stalls from women’s sheds across Limerick, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, and Waterford and aims to teach anyone interested about the work of the sheds and how to get involved.

Women’s sheds provide a place for women to chat, learn or pass on skills, and take part in activities with other women.

Guest speakers on the day will include Fine Gael senator Maria Byrne, local councillor Bridie Collins, and former Irish Hotels Federation president and hotel proprietor Mary Fitzgerald. Mental Health Ireland and older persons charity Alone will also be taking part.

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Music and entertainment will be provided across the day by country singer Olivia Douglas and Bunratty chamber singer Lynda O’Mahony. Complimentary light lunch and refreshments will be provided, with the event running from 11am to 3pm on Monday April 8.

The event, organised by the Munster Regional Forum of Women’s Sheds in collaboration with West Limerick Resources and LCETB, is being organised to help boost awareness of the work done in the community by women’s sheds and its members and will invite attendees of all ages to take part.