Fair play to Lions as lo­cal clubs to get to­gether

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

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.

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