Fair play to Lions as local clubs to get together
THINKING about a New Year’s resolution? Or just getting involved in something different? A new awareness event being launched in January, the Kerry Clubs Fair, could be just what you’re looking for.
Organised by Killarney Lions Club, the Kerry Clubs Fair, which is free and open to the public, will give adults in Kerry an easy way to find out about activities they can be part of in the county. The event, which takes place at Killarney Racecourse from 2pm to 5pm on January 20, will feature clubs and societies that people might like to participate in or volunteer with, be it for fun, recreation or just to be involved.
“The idea is to give people a chance to meet clubs and other organisations that are active in the community and hopefully find something they are interested in” says Killarney Lions Club President Ronan Doyle. “It could be that someone wants to try a new activity, or is new to the area, or wants to give back to their community through volunteering. Whatever the reason, it will be a fun event and everyone is welcome to come along on the day.”
The Killarney Lions Club is hoping that in addition to providing awareness about activities that adults can get involved in, the Kerry Clubs Fair will help improve health and well-being in the community by addressing isolation and loneliness that people may be experiencing.
Over 25 clubs have already signed up to be part of the fair, including Men’s Shed, First Responders, Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Tidy Towns, Southwest Counselling, Grace Fellowship, Ring of Kerry Cycle, Kerry Volunteer Centre, KDYS, Killarney Mountain Meitheal, Killarney Badminton Club, Girl Guides, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Kerry Stars, Workmen’s Rowing Club, Scouts, Ross Golf Club, South Kerry Community Games, Toastmasters, Order of Malta, Laune Mountaineering Club, Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage, and Killarney Musical Society.
Clubs that are interested in participating can call 087 6256391 or email killarneylion[email protected]
The Killarney Lions club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.
Launching the Killarney Rotary Kerry Clubs Fair which will be held on Sunday, January 20, in Killarney Race Course were Events Manager Killarney Racecourse Megan Daly Tyrel, Laurence O’Keeffe, Con Stack and President Killarney Lions Club Ronan Doyle at the Killarney Race Course.