The world's largest-ever gathering of Men's Sheds will be held in Galway next year.
The Men's Shed Global Gathering 2020 will be held at NUI Galway in August of next year, and was officially launched at the university this morning.
Minister Séan Kyne says over 450 communities across Ireland now benefit from a Men's Shed, and said the movement is continuing to grow.
Minister Kyne said the global gathering next year in Galway will be an opportunity to help spread the success of the men's shed experience in Ireland around the world.
Over 1,000 members from Ireland's Men's Sheds and representatives from at least four continents are scheduled to attend the event in August 2020.