Submitted by bbl_admin on Wed, 14/06/2017 - 12:26

The founding of Lions Clubs International, one hundred years ago, is celebrated on An Post’s new international postage stamp. The €1.35 stamp, which was launched on June 1st, covers standard letter postage anywhere in the world. It was designed by Dublin company Red Dog and features a photograph from the annual Lions Holiday Project in 2016. The stamp and special First Day Cover envelope may be purchased at main post offices.

In June, the Bantry Bay Lions donated €200 to the Bantry Development and Tourism association and €200 to Our Lady of Mercy National School to support specials needs children. €100 was donated to the Bantry Community Choir to assist with a fundraising event and €200 was donated to Angela Muckley to assist in her efforts to raise €3000 to support a special needs school in Adharama, India. This school assists mentally and physically challenged children and has been supported by Angela for a couple of years through the purchase of caliphers and other aids. Pictured is Angela receiving the cheque from Lions President Eileen O’Shea.


The Bantry Bay Lions Club is a non-profit organization and is dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting those in need at home and abroad.  All members are volunteers and pay a yearly membership fee to cover administrative costs. Any costs for travel and sustenance are borne by the members so that 100% of all funds raised go directly to the charity or disaster relief it is collected for. The members support the local community and provide assistance and financial support to various programs and local organizations. They meet at the Bantry Tourism Office at 7pm on the second Thursday of the month. To learn more about the Bantry Bay Lions you are cordially invited to visit their website at or attend their monthly meeting.

Provided by John Dervan, PRO – Bantry Bay Lions Club