EILEEN Ludden, Kilower, and Mary Fitzgerald, Swinford, at Tuam Women’s Shed. Photo: Jacinta Fahy

Women’s Shed gives some much needed ‘mise’ time

The success of Tuam group is heart-warming

THERE’S nothing unusual about a group of women sitting and chatting over a cup of tea; it’s a creature comfort. But for the 25 or so women who gather at Tuam’s first ever Women’s Shed each week, much more goes on than just putting the kettle on.

The group started as an idea between two friends, who knew other women who were looking for an outlet that would give them more than just a chat, something that would help them grow and perhaps be a ‘reboot’, physically and emotionally.

Now, there is already a waiting list of at least 20 more women who want to attend the weekly sessions that take place in Harmony Hall at the end of Vicar Street every Tuesday night.

Founding members Anita Hynes and Helen McDonagh say all options are open at the Women’s Shed. Everyone’s ideas and suggestions are taken on board and nights have featured everything from cooking and crafts to further education and health talks.

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