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Monaghan Integrated Development (MID) is currently delivering a new PEACE project called the TEAM Project (Together Everyone Achieves More). The project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
The TEAM Project will work with groups in Co Monaghan until April 2019. The project will have 2 main objectives, to support the Men’s Sheds and promote conversation networks in the county.

As part of the programme, the Men’s Sheds will be assisting community groups with projects and events. Community groups are invited to contact Brenda Beattie, PEACE IV Project Worker at or phone 047 72191 with project ideas where the Men’s Sheds could be of assistance.

There are currently 5 Men’s Sheds in Co Monaghan including Monaghan Town, Clones, Ballybay, Castleblaney & Carrickmacross. The project will assist the Sheds with study visits, training and networking together etc. The Men’s Sheds in Co Monaghan are actively seeking to add to their numbers so if you are interested in finding out more about the local Shed in your area, simply pop in for a cup of tea and a chat and you’ll be made most welcome. 

The Monaghan Men’s Shed are part of a national movement with now more than 430 Sheds across the country. Men’s Sheds are community based non-commercial organisations which are open to all men where the primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where men are able to gather and/or work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of other men and where the primary objective is to advance the health and well-being of the participating men. Men’s Sheds may look like a shed in the back garden yet they innovatively share some characteristics of both community education and health promoting projects.

Location                                    Opening Hours                               Contact E mail address                Phone Number
Monaghan Men's Shed            Mon - Fri 9:00am - 3:30pm             Gerry Murdock - Chairperson          086 8124377
Rooskey, Monaghan                                                                                    

Clones Men's Shed                    Mon - Wed 9:00am - 4:00pm           Paddy Maguire - Chairperson          047 52622 or
Lower Fermanagh St.,                                                                                086 3599083

Ballybay Men's Shed                  Mon - Fri 9:00am - 1:00pm             P.J. Devine                                       086 860 4339
The Coachhouse Buildings,                                                                
Main St., Ballybay

Castleblaney Men's Shed           Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:00pm              Fergal Nixon N/A Drop in
St. Mary's Hospital,

Carrickmacross Men's Shed        Mon - Wed 9:00am - 11:30pm      Pearse Callan N/A Drop in
Church Hill, Carrickmacross


Community Food Initiative
The Community Food Initiative is a project that works with a small number of families in low income communities in Co Monaghan to promote healthy shopping, improved meal-planning and budgeting, as well as enhanced cooking skills. 
All of these are tangible, transferable skills that can benefit an entire community.For more details on the Community Food Initiative and where it operates in the county contact Mary O'Rourke on 042 9749500 or email .


Fit For Work and Life
FIT for Work and Life is the name of an eight-week community health and wellbeing programme that empowers individuals and communities to make simple lifestyle choices, which can greatly decrease the risk of cancer and other preventable diseases. The programme is delivered in county Monaghan by a number of trainers from MID and other local agencies. For more information on the programme contact Francis McCarron on 042 9749500 or email .