Michelle opens Men's Shed
MICHELLE Doherty gave a
big thumbs up to the Men’s Shed Carn after cutting
the ribbon at the official launch of the project in
Carndonagh on Friday.
The DJ, model and actress from Glengad was delighted
to travel home to support the project. She said many
local men were feeling the financial and emotional
effects of the recession particularly since the
collapse of the construction sector. She hoped Men's
Shed Carn would go "from strength to strength".
Michelle Doherty gives Men's Shed
Carn the thumbs up.
Men’s Shed Carn
committee member John Gerard Doherty said: “We were
overwhelmed by the great turnout on the night with
in excess of 200 people turning up. We were
delighted that so many people took the time to look
around the newly renovated premises and meet some of
"We were also delighted with the very positive
response and words of support and encouragement we
received from so many people on the night.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank
so many people who have helped us get to this point,
including Inishowen Development Partnership, Ann
Owens, Mary Harkin, Carndonagh Co-op and the support
received from local businesses," he added.
A number of presentations were made to charities on
the night with €1700 presented to the Funny Feet
Fund and a further €1700 presented to Our Lady’s
Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Jim Devenney, from
Newtowncunningham, whose granddaughter Megan died in
Crumlin last year, stressed the importance of such
donations. He said: “I am delighted to accept this
cheque on behalf of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital,
Crumlin. The Men’s Shed Carn is a really worthwhile
project and it is so kind of the members to think of
the children of Ireland and to give so generously.”