Dragon Lair Kenpo Karate Black Belts Ray and Marie pictured at Martin Howey's Athy Kenpo Karate School last Friday evening 14th June, where Ray attended an advanced Kenpo Karate class with visiting American Kenpo Karate Black Belt Mr Scott Higgins 7th Degree Black Belt , the Class was organized by Mr Martin Howey 1st Degree Black Belt Chief instructor of Athy Kenpo Karate School
Death of a Tradesman Death of a Tradesman
Death of a Tradesman
Thursday June 13th & Friday June 14th
8pm in Riverbank Art Center , Newbridge.
Special Ticket Price: €5
Riverbank Art center would like to invite all the members of Mens Shed, to come along to Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge at a very special discounted price of €5 per ticket.
A story about one man, called Willy. He is a 54 year old tradesman, he has a bad back and a short fuse. He likes a pint of black and he tends to lose more than he wins when it comes to gambling.
His hands are sore. They are calloused and dry and he is sick of standing.
In a country full of vacant spaces, empty places and ghost estates- Death of the Tradesmen is a new play about an army of men and the live register.
Death of the Tradesmen was developed as part of the TITLE Residency at Solstice and the Cork Midsummer Festival. Made with Rough Magic Production Support and kindly supported by the Arts Council.
Winners of The Lir Revival Award and the Fishamble New Writing Award ABSOLUT Fringe 2012
Call Riverbank Arts Center in Newbridge now to book your ticket at 045 448327, please quote ‘Mens Shed’.
More details here ; http://www.riverbank.ie/shows/death-of-the-tradesmen
Emmett and Joey drop into Athy Community Men's Shed
What a lovely surprise to have Emmett and Joey drop into our shed .
Originally from New Zealand , Emmett now living in Co. Kildare dropped into the shed this afternoon with his son Joey.
Joey is on holidays from Scotland and has links with Westhill Men's Shed .
Needless to say both men were given a cup of tea and a quick tour around our shed.
Being from New Zealand where Men's Sheds are well established , the lad's fitted in very well.
We are looking forward to Emmet dropping in again soon and showing him how to do a bit of wood turning
If you would like to use Athy Community Men's Shed , or find out more about us drop in , we are open 6 days a week , Monday to Saturday 10:30 - 2pm , and Thursday nights 5pm to 8pm. Read more about us.
Some of the guys who went on a night hike around Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs hills , to catch the full moon.
We left the shed at about 7.40pm and arrived at The Nine Pins for about 8.30(ish).
A slow amble and we were on top of Slevebawn ,stopped for some photos. A while later and we were on Tomduff Hill. We stopped here for a bit of lunch and to watch the moon rise over Mount Leinster.
As we were munching on some sambo's we were surrounded by a group of wild horse's which live on the hill's there. Below us was a marquee with a wedding celebration going on. We contemplated saddling a few horse's and gate crashing the celebration's below us. Amazing to hear how far the music would carry on a still night. Then the conversation changed to stories of the Magnificent Seven on horse back. Shame there was eight of us. Derek, Tim, Clifford,Pat ,Tony , Sean Ger and Udo.
From there we walked on towards the road , crossed it into the forest. There were one or two surprised looks from the car's in the forest car park as eight lads in day glow jackets with head torch;s walked through the car park. Doubt they were watching the full moon too, the windows were fairly missed up, Perhaps they have a view of another full moon. We got through the forest , with Mount Leinster on our right side, every now and then catching a glimpse of it through the tree's . As we got towards the end of the forest the sports tracker decided to turn itself off , we reckon it was because at this time it was just after midnight. Exiting the forest we had a fairly steep climb up to the private road that leads up to the the masts on top of Mount Leinster. We contemplated turning right and going up to the top of the mountain , as it was very early in the morning and a steep climb up the road , we opted for the easy route down hill to the cars.
We got back to Athy at approx 1.20am
A great night , good banter , good company , great views . Looking forward to the next hike . If you'd like to join us , keep an eye on our facebook page
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Hillsborough Castle Garden Show
We recently won tickets on twitter for entry to Hillsborough Castle Garden show by following @GardeningExpres (http://www.gardeningexpress.co.uk/)and @GardenerGareth . http://www.garethaustin.com/
Two of the guys from our shed took the drive up from Athy to Hillsborough in County Down to have a gander around the garden show .
Here are some of the photos they took on the day.
Many thanks to @gardeningexpres for the show tickets , follow them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/GardenShowIRL and check out their website http://www.gardenshowireland.com/
Graduates of Ray's Karate Course getting their certs
Some of the photographs from last Tuesdays Certificate presentation event in the C. D. P.
The cake that was kindly supplied to us by Bradburys with the Kenpo Karate Crest on it.
It was good night and well done to all the lads who attended the Kenpo Karate Course with
The running order for the day.
The file below is quite a large document , It includes the approximate times everyone's team is racing.
Please use it as a guide for the day
In the interest of Safety , please take a minute to read and understand the rules to the coming weekend event
Details on how to get to Athy
WOW, who would of thought we have had more than 30,000 unique visitors to our website in the last 12 months .
Thank you for visiting , we hope you keep coming back.
If you have being in the Shed recently , you might of seeing this being put together , but for those of you who have not being in the shed , Can you guess what the lads are making ?
Leave a comment on our blog if you think you know what they made.
We'll organise some sort of prize for the best guess
Selection of bikes for sale , ranging from €20 to €55 or nearest offer's .
If there are one or 2 bikes you would like to buy from us , contact us by email or text us to 083 137 8888
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Wendy house for sale €150 and free delivery with in 10 miles of Athy
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We need to spend some money .
Can we spend it with you.
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Do you need to get in shape for the summer holidays ?
Now that the longer ( and still cold at the moment ) evenings are here , why not get a bike from the lads in the shed , we got all shapes and size of bike , usually costing from as little as €40 .
on yer bike , get fit for the summer .
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So its come to the time of year that the clocks change , and while your changing the clocks , perhaps you might be dragging a chair around the house to reach one of your clocks. Why not test your smoke alarm while you have the chair or ladder out .
All the lads in the shed would like to thank Athy Steel Products Ltd , for their help in donating the steel for the welding course and making the parts for the trailer we refurbished , and all the help they gave us on the projects we are working on. Especially the flue for our wood burner to keep the lads warm in the shed .
If you need steel or a car trailer , please give Ian a call on 059 86 31454 or visit their web site here
Pierce and Gerry present Athy Lion club member John Baxter with a gavel
Our way to say Thank you to Athy Lions Club , recently they donated a wood turning lathe , which has gone down a treat with all the lads in the shed.
Jimmy decided to make them a Gavel for their auctions , and this morning John Baxter was available to collect it from Pierce and Gerry of the Men's Shed
Many thanks to Brian O'Gorman of Athy Town Council for emailing some more (better) photos from the recent award presentation.
The Athy Town Promoters Group is delighted to congratulate the following winners in their respective categories for their achievement in this years Parade
The Athy Town Promoters Group would like to thank the following sponsors for thier generous support in making the St. Patricks Day Parade a reality -
Clanard Court Hotel
Harbour View Construction
Athy Lions Club
David Walsh Civil Engineering
Kildare Landscape Services
Clancy's Public House, and
Shaw's Department Stores
For more pictures of the St.Patrick's Day Parade , click here
bikes available at www.athymensshed.org
Any Men's Sheds out there that could do with some bikes ?
We currently have too many and are offering any men's shed that can come and collect as many bikes as they can handle.
Its a great way to help fund your shed ,restoring and selling bikes into your community
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Some of the guys were lucky enough to get out on the river this morning , and help Clifford move his barge from one end of the canal , to the centre of town
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