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Bray Men's Shed BBQ. Bernie Ross, Helen Merrigan, Kathleen Walsh, Susan Murphy

Bray Men's Shed BBQ. Bernie Ross, Helen Merrigan, Kathleen Walsh, Susan Murphy

Bray Men's Shed BBQ. Michael Downey and Jim Kelly

Bray Men's Shed BBQ. Michael Downey and Jim Kelly

Bray Men's Shed BBQ. Margaret Furlong, Sadie Graydon, Catherine Mullen

Bray Men's Shed BBQ. Margaret Furlong, Sadie Graydon, Catherine Mullen

Bray Men's Shed BBQ. Ciaran Megannety and Patricia O'Neill

Bray Men's Shed BBQ. Ciaran Megannety and Patricia O'Neill

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Bray Men's Shed BBQ. Bernie Ross, Helen Merrigan, Kathleen Walsh, Susan Murphy

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BRAY Men’s Shed hosted more than 50 hungry souls for their free barbecue, which was supported by Bray Senior Citizens and Meals on Wheels.

On a sunny July afternoon, the men set up a delicious meal of high-quality hamburgers, kindly discounted by SuperValu, carefully prepared coleslaws, cheeses and all the sauces one could ever want.

Organiser Peter Prunty said: “The main thing is we thought it would be nice to do one thing in the year where no money is involved. No fundraising, no cost to anyone taking part. We split the cost and got a huge discount from SuperValu so the whole thing only cost about €250, and it was worth that to see everyone get together.”

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Diners were entertained by musicians on accordions, tin whistles and a bodhrum. It was the perfect end of the summer activity for the Bray Senior Citizens, who are now taking a break until September. It was also a pause for the Bray Men’s Shed before the build-up to the official opening of their new hub in October.

They have been using the space for courses, drop-ins and get togethers as they do it up for the past six months and are now looking forward to unveiling the finished product. The aim is that once it is fully open it will operate five days every week.

Thanks has to go to Bray Senior Citizens and Meals on Wheels who helped them find the hub and have offered it to the Men’s Shed for a nominal rent.


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