Congratulations to our former colleague and current member of the WWETB Board, John Evoy who was the worthy winner of a People of the Year Award for his work founding the Men Sheds movement in Ireland.
A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together from all walks of life to work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time, and where the main aim is to advance the health and well-being of the men participating. John first witnessed Men’s Sheds when he travelled to Australia in the early 90’s. The first Men’s Shed was established in Tipperary in 2009 and John was the driving force behind a gathering held in 2010 of the seven Men’s Sheds in Ireland at the time. The purpose is to provide a space where men are able to come together and work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time, and in the company of other men, with the main aim being to help their health and well-being. There are now over 10,000 men using 300 Men’s Sheds in 150 towns around Ireland every week.