Working Men's Club venue at old gaol a 'godsend'

By David tucker

Mayor Staples and Cllr Anthony Kelly perform the official opening of the Working Men's Club.
Mayor Staples and Cllr Anthony Kelly perform the official opening of the Working Men's Club.

Wexford Working Men's Club had its official opening in the old gaol at the County Hall last week, the venue described as 'a godsend' by its chairman Paddy Caulfield

The ribbon was cut by Cllr Anthony Kelly, with Mayor Frank Staples speaking about the importance of the club to the community and mental health.

'I negotiated with Tony Larkin at the council which created the facility for them,' said Cllr Kelly.

Paddy said the club was very similar to a men's shed and was in fact affiliated to the organisation.

He said the club currently had 17 members and was open to any man aged over 18.

'It's really a godsend and has all the space we need,' he said. The first major project was the building of raised flower beds for the Chamber, but the club members would tackle almost anything.

'We're here to work for the community, for any voluntary groups which want anything done within reason, we wouldn't build houses, but we will help out wherever we can.'

The club is based on thr ground floor of the old gaol and is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Paddy can be reached on 086 3655101.

Wexford People