Monday, January 30, 2012

Bateau Bay Men's Shed Links with Ireland's Killarney Men's Shed

Killarney Men’s Shed in Ireland approached AMSA for information on a Shed in Killarney in Australia.

Bateau Bay Men’s Shed was approached as we are located very close to Killarney Vale in NSW.

From this initial contact we have begun to exchange information about starting a Shed, Induction procedures, constitutions and governance as well as general chatter about our respective operations.

While the links are still in their early days it is hoped that they may develop and that our exchanges are frequent and rewarding.

Any volunteers to arrange a trip and act as tour guide?

The following is an extract from an early email received from Killarney Shed.

The name of Killarney is derived from Cill Airne in Gaelic means the Church of the Sloes. Cill or Kill is Gaelic for Church. There are a lot of cities, towns and villages with the word in their name. Killarney Vale came after our Killarney I am sure. Can you find out some more about it for us?

With luck we may have someone in our Shed with skills and interests in genealogy that can answer this question.