The Rural and Community Development Minister made the announcement.
€1m in funding is to be made available for Men's Sheds across the country.
The announcement was made by Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys at a men's shed national conference in Cavan today.
A grant, worth up to €3,000, will be made available to help with costs, including for heating, electricity, and insurance.
Chief Executive of the Irish Men's Sheds Association, Offaly's Enda Egan says there are now hundreds of sheds across the country that play a vital in their communities: