The Colin Area Men’s Shed is a social group especially for men of any age in the Colin area. Activities take place at various venues in the Colin neighbourhood and are open to any male aged 18 or over.

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Member's of the Men Shed meeting the Mayor at City Hall (left) and taking part in woodwork class (right)

Activities can vary from guitar lessons at the Colin Allotments to fishing at Dromore or wood craft and cooking lessons at Cloona house. The list is endless!


Colin Area Men's Shed member, Desmond, is a dab hand at cooking


Men's Shed Coordinator, Umberto Scappaticci of CNP, says: “Many people ask, what exactly is a Men’s Shed? Well, it’s not a real shed, it’s a social group just for men. The men meet up several times a week, get a cuppa, and participate in events and activities."

"Men’s Sheds are an Australian phenomenon which have gained in popularity, and Colin Neighbourhood Partnership set one up in the Colin area to cater to the needs of local men. All the members enjoy getting together, whether it be to learn a new skill, take up a new hobby or just to get out of the house. They absolutely love the social aspect to it and have built up friendships along the way.”

For a full copy of the Men Shed leaflet please click HERE

If you would like to join the Colin Area Men's Shed or would like more information please contact Scap at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership by calling 028 90 623 813 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or simply visit us in CNP at Cloona House, 31 Colin Road, Belfast BT17 0LG.

You can also keep up to date with events and photos of the Colin Area Men's shed on facebook by visiting


Contact Us

Colin Neighbourhood Partnership
Cloona House
31 Colin Road
Belfast, BT17 0LG
Tel: 028 9062 3813
Fax: 028 9030 9722

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