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Monday 10 December 2018

Freeman visits Blessington Men's Shed

Sean Farrington, Liam Fay, Kevin Byrne, John Murray, Ann Murray, Joan Freeman, John Fylnn, Michael Dunne, Noel Murphy, Bob Miller and Alan Cowie at Blessington Men’s Shed.
Sean Farrington, Liam Fay, Kevin Byrne, John Murray, Ann Murray, Joan Freeman, John Fylnn, Michael Dunne, Noel Murphy, Bob Miller and Alan Cowie at Blessington Men’s Shed.

Presidential hopeful Joan Freeman was a recent visitor to the Blessington Men's Shed where she enjoyed a chat with members over a cup of tea.

Mrs Freeman is one of six candidates set to contest the election on Friday, October 26. The psychologist established the suicide-prevention charity Pieta House in 2006 and was nominated as a member of Seanad Éireann in 2016.

Sean Farrington said Blessington Men's Shed were only too delighted to welcome Mrs Freeman.

'She was really interested in the work we carry out and stayed on chatting to everyone for over an hour. We were delighted to host her, especially considering all the wonderful work she has done for mental health and other issues in the past,' said Sean.

Blessington Men's Shed meet at the old library in Blessington from Monday to Thursday starting at 10.30 a.m. and finishing at around 4 p.m. Each Friday, known as 'Wise-Up Friday', the members meet in a different restaurant or cafe located in Blessington. They also host a dance at different locations on the last Friday of each month.

'We have people from all sorts of different backgrounds. You don't have to have a trade to take part. You can just sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat if that's what suits you,' added Sean.

Anyone interested in Blessington Men's Shed can contact Sean on (086) 2508230.

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