Welcome to Bantry Bay Lions Club

Bantry Bay Lions Club meets at 1900hrs on the 2nd Thursday of the month at The Christian Fellowship Hall, Bantry.

We are looking for New Members, if you are interested, and think you have something to contribute to the local, national and international community, please do contact us!

For more about our Club and contacting us go here

Centennial Gold Award

Submitted by bbl_admin on Mon, 12/08/2019 - 11:50

Francis Greaves, Secretary of the Club, has been given a Gold Centennial Award by Lions Clubs International for growing Membership during his presidential year, which happened to coincide with the Lions Centenary.

Senior Vice President Michael Dunning seen here pinning it on. Except the pin broke off, so he had to hold it in place!

Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle

Submitted by bbl_admin on Sun, 04/08/2019 - 07:54

This is a Charity Cycle Ride and raises a good bit of money for many charities. This year it took place on the 13th July.

Bantry Bay Lions support this by running the BBQ at the Fire Station in Bantry, and helping the Food Station at the Coast Guard Centre in Goleen.

Somewhere in the region of 500 people enjoy this event.

We will post the results in due course.

CoAction Family Fun Day

Submitted by bbl_admin on Tue, 07/05/2019 - 15:27

Family Fun Day

30th June 2019 from 1300 to 1700

with CoAction and Bantry Bay Lions

at the CoAction Grounds, Slip, Bantry.

This was a great success, netting €1297.22 which was split between Lions and CoAction, the latter receiving €1300.

St Patricks Day Parade

Submitted by bbl_admin on Mon, 18/03/2019 - 12:03

The Lions attended the annual Parade in Bantry with an improved Lion thanks to Peter Marran and his many little helpers. The new steel framework is lighter, and more stable, and easier to collapse and store.

The message "We are looking for New Members" was clear for all to see. Thanks to all who attended and Gerry Desmond for the photos.

Message In A Bottle

Submitted by bbl_admin on Thu, 28/02/2019 - 14:21

Rowa Pharmaceuticals Ltd. are very proud and honoured to partner with the Lion’s Club Bantry for their “Message in a Bottle” initiative.

This will be promoted at the District Convention on March 2nd

For the full story go here

Christmas Food Appeal

Submitted by bbl_admin on Mon, 24/12/2018 - 14:50

The Bantry Bay Lions held their annual food appeal in Bantry on December 14, 15 and 16.

Non-perishable food items and money were donated to give a total value of €2,650.56, a superb response from the community.

As a result, 56 food hampers were delivered by the Lions Club to the Saint Vincent De Paul organization for distribution to needy families in the local community.

Special thanks to Jim O’Keeffe at SuperValu and to Eamonn Maginer and all the excellent SuperValu staff for their help. 

John Dervan

PopUp Brick-a-Brack Shop

Submitted by bbl_admin on Mon, 24/12/2018 - 14:49

FROM THURSDAY 22ND NOVEMBER UNTIL SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2018 the Lions, with help from many friends, and masterminded by President Nora and Lioness Meg Wilson ran a PopUp Brick-a-Brack sale. There was masses of 'stuff' donated, some very good bargains to be had too.

Here is Nora with the team working

National School Santa Land Fun Day

Submitted by bbl_admin on Mon, 24/12/2018 - 14:48

Several Lions set up the Paintball Arcade for another year in the 'Our Lady of Mercy National school' in Bantry.

This proved very popular with the children and parents, and we managed to raise €183 for the Lions and €183 for the national school.

Another great success

Special mention and thanks to Sandy and the RAWR charity shop who provided many cuddly toys for prizes.