Welcome to Bantry Bay Lions Club

Bantry Bay Lions Club meets at 1900hrs on the 2nd Thursday of the month at St Gobins School, 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!

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.

Lions Peace Poster Competition

Submitted by bbl_admin on Mon, 24/12/2018 - 14:46

The Lions Peace Poster Competition is run this year with 'Kindness Matters' as the theme.

We had entries from 9 schools who all attended the presentation in the West Lodge Hotel on 10th November.

We were fortunate to get the local artist Hammond Journeaux to be the Judge for  us. She very kindly spent time talking to the audience about all the entries, one by one, then revealing the overall winner.