Last month, members of Donabate Portrane Men’s Shed were saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and fellow shedder, Jimmy Carter. Although a quiet and private man, Jimmy enjoyed the company of his fellow members and joined in our outings before Covid restrictions. He liked nothing more than a good singsong, “Deportees” and “The Streets of Baltimore” being his party pieces. But his fellow shedders will remember him best as Celtic Jimmy for his love of Celtic art. Jimmy’s funeral, as he wished, was simple, without church, priest or celebrant attended by his friends. A group of Men’s Shed members formed a guard of honour for his final journey to Donabate Cemetery. May he rest in peace. Donabate Portrane Men’s Shed offers weekly get-togethers on Thursday mornings, in addition to exercise classes, music gatherings, croquet and work on our allotments on other days. We have just started a healthy cooking course delivered by the HSE. If you are interested in joining us, please call Jim on 086-3694316.