Lets Team Up to Clean Up, Together for Kilkenny

“Let’s Team Up to Clean Up, Together for Kilkenny” is being supported by The Lions Club.  We encourage your group to sign up today via https://cleanup.kilkenny.ie/ and be part of Kilkenny City’s Clean Up day.  Registered groups will receive a litter picking kit worth over €100.  The event day is the 9th of October.  We hope that this day will be the first of many, please register today so we can all help Kilkenny City to stay Beautiful.

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New President

Congratulation to the new Kilkenny Lions President for 2022/2023, Carmel Slater. Carmel has been an active member of Kilkenny Lions since 2013.

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Kilkenny Lions Club Charity auction on KCLR

KCLR Breakfast Tuesday December 6th 2022
 Auction Times 7.30 AM to 10.00 AM.
Lot NoDescriptionDonorValue
101Voucher to the value of €100Tiffany’s Shoe Shop,
Kieran St., Kilkenny
€100
102Voucher to the value of €100Lorimat Jewellers,
24 Patrick St, Kilkenny
€100
103Hamper valued € 60Siobhan’s Goodies & Glasrai,
Main St Gowran
€60
104Voucher for Driving LessonsBilly Drennan A 1 Driving for Life,
Burnchurch, Cuffesgrange
€50
105Voucher to the the value of €60 towards the purchase of a PrinterRecharge Cartridges,
Irishtown, Kilkenny
€60
106Super Valu Voucher valued €100Supervalu Supermarket,
Loughboy, Kilkenny
€100
107Two Family Swim SessionsWatershed Sports & Leisure,
Loughboy, Kilkenny
€44
108Langton’s Voucher valued €100Langtons House,
John St., Kilkenny
€100
109Voucher towards DrycleaningDrycleanit,
Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
€50
110Voucher valued €50 for Mc Aneaney’s Chemist High St.David Fitzgerald, Auctioneer.
24 Patrick St., Kilkenny
€50
111Epson Workforce WF 2840 PrinterOfftech Ltd.,
Unit 2 Purcell’s Inch, Kilkenny
€90
112€25 Voucher towards the purchase of Trout ProductsGoatsbridge Trout Farm,
Jerpoint, Thomastown
€25
113€30 Voucher towards the purchase of a Charcuterie HamperBreagagh Valley Artisan Meats,
Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
€30
114€50 Voucher for Supervalu Market CrossMusgraves Supervalu Supermarket,
Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
€50
1152 Return Bus Tickets Kilkenny/Dublin CityJ J Kavanagh & Sons
Urlingford
€42
1162 Return Bus Tickets Kilkenny/Dublin CityJ J Kavanagh & Sons
Urlingford
€42
1172 Return Bus Tickets Kilkenny/Dublin CityJ J Kavanagh & Sons
Urlingford
€42
1184 Extra Value Meals & 4 Happy MealsMc Donalds,
Hebron Rd., Kilkenny
€60
John Keane Show Tuesday December 6th 2022
Auction Times 12.00 to 4.00 PM
121Christmas TreeBallaghtobin Christmas Trees,
Ballaghtobin, Callan.
€50
122One winter fourball valid from 8/11/22 to 31/3/23.Mount Juliet Golf Club,
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
€280
123Pair of Luxurious Chenille Readymade Eyelet Curtains in Navy 90″ x 90″, 2 Matching Scatter Cushions, Matching Velet Throw, Chrome Pole 2.4 mFinishing Touches,
Market Yard, Kilkenny
€440
124Two child Salt Therapy Sessions effective for the treatment of asthma, COPD & other respiratory conditions, also helps skin conditionsKilkenny Salt Therapy,
Enterprise House, Dublin Rd., Kilkenny
€50
125€50 Bouquet of Flowers or Christmas WreathFlowers by Lucy,
Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny
€50
126Voucher for Driving LessonsBilly Drennan A 1 Driving for Life,
Burnchurch, Cuffesgrange
€50
127Voucher to the value of €230 to include 2 subjects and study for the Christmas Revision CourseRevise.ie Carl Lynch
Kilkenny
€230
128€50 Voucher towards the Purchase or Repair of ShoesMichael Rossiter
The buttersliup, Kilkenny
€50
129Sterling Silver Celtic Triskel handcrafted on Silver ChainJMK Silver & Goldsmith,
Castleyard, Kilkenny
€165
130Quality Christmas TreeFlower Power, the big value Garden Centre,
Carlow/Dublin Rd Roundabout, Kilkenny
€50
131Voucher for Physiotherapy or Massage, valued €65Compass Physio,
Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny
€65
132€30 Voucher Walls Cycles,
Maudlin St Kilkenny
€30
1332023 Family Membership (2 Adults & 2 Children)Gowran Pitch & Putt Club,
Gowran, Co.Kilkenny
€100
134Yankee Candle Gift SetGifts for U
High St., Kilkenny
€40
135Voucher towards GoodsNicholas Mosse Pottery,
Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
€50
136Voucher for 25 KG bag of Wild Bird PeanutsGardeners World,
Seville Lodge, Callan Rd. Kilkenny
€50
1374 Extra Value Meals & 4 Happy MealsMc Donalds,
Hebron Rd., Kilkenny
€60
141Holiday Voucher to the value of €200Mannings Travel,
High St Kilkenny
€200
142Irish Crafted Grey Pearl Bracelet, K Kajoux.Serendipty Boutique,
34 Kieran St. Kilkenny
€39
143Voucher for Kieran’s Hair Salon.Kieran O’Gorman Hairdressers,
Butterslip, Kilkenny
€100
144Christmas TreeJoe Lyons,
Greengrocer & Florist, West St Callan
€50
145Voucher for Dinner in Zuni Restaurant.Busybees Childcare,
Loughboy Industrial Estate, Kilkenny
€150
146Voucher towards alarm system, includes 1 year’s monitoring & sim card fees (€100 towards system, €260 towrds fees for I year)AP Systems,
32 A Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny
€360
147Escape Delight Package for 2 PeopleNewpark Hotel & Escape Spa,
Castlecomer Rd., Kilkenny.
€250
148Voucher for food to the value of €50Rafter Gastro Pub,
Friary St., Kilkenny
€50
149Boots Perfume & Cosmetic HamperBoots Chemists,
High St Kilkenny
€300
150Voucher towards DinnerKytelers Inn,
Kieran St., Kilkenny
€50
151Voucher for Gut Health Immunity Products.Roca Healthcare,
170 The Sycamores, Kilkenny
€100
152Super Valu Voucher valued €100Supervalu Supermarket,
Loughboy, Kilkenny
€100
153Voucher valued €50Tip Top Shoes
Market Yard, Killkenny
€50
154Gift Card Pre Loaded to €100Dunnes Stores,
Market Yard, Kilkenny
€100
155Voucher towards GoodsNicholas Mosse Pottery,
Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
€50
1564 Extra Value Meals & 4 Happy MealsMc Donalds,
Hebron Rd., Kilkenny
€60
157One hundred Euro voucher towards making a willSmithwick’s Solicitors,
39 Parliuament St. Kilkenny
€100
KCLR Breakfast Wednesday December 7th 2022
Auction Times 7.30 AM to 10.00 AM.
201Voucher to the value of €100 towards insurance policy renewal or new businessGallagher Insurance,
5 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny
€100
202€100 Voucher for Belle Femme Lingerie Boutique, an award winning , independantly family run business in Kilkenny with an online presenceBelle Femme Lingerie,
Kieran Street, Kilkenny
€100
203Voucher for the purchase of Fruit & VegFitzpatrick’s Fruit & Veg
John’s Green, Kilkenny
€100
204€50 Voucher for Kilkenny CyclesKilkenny Cycles,
Lower Michael St., Kilkenny
€50
205Calvin Klein Ladies WatchP T Murphy Jewellers,
85 High St Kilkenny
€239
206Soligor Night Vision 7×50 MC BinocularsWhite’s Pharmacy,
5 High St Kilkenny
€190
207Four Green Fees for Gowran Park Golf ClubGowran Park Race Company,
Gowran, Co. Kilkenny.
€120
208€100 VoucherO’Shea’s Pharmacy,
Market Yard, Kilkenny
€100
2092 Return Bus Tickets Kilkenny/Dublin CityJ J Kavanagh & Sons
Urlingford
€42
2102 Return Bus Tickets Kilkenny/Dublin CityJ J Kavanagh & Sons
Urlingford
€42
2112 Return Bus Tickets Kilkenny/Dublin CityJ J Kavanagh & Sons
Urlingford
€42
212Voucher towards purchase of goods in shopTop Flight Equestrian Centre,
Warrington Kilkenny
€50
2132 Fitness Assessments & ProgrammeWatershed Sports & Leisure,
Loughboy, Kilkenny
€48
214€30 Voucher Walls Cycles,
Maudlin St Kilkenny
€30
215A Candle BowlMoth To a Flame,
Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny
€50
216Voucher for €50G L Ryan Jeweller,
72 High St Kilkenny
€50
2174 Extra Value Meals & 4 Happy MealsMc Donalds,
Hebron Rd., Kilkenny
€60
John Keane Show Wednesday December 7th 2022
Auction Times 12.00 to 4.00 PM
221Voucher for €150Pauls
High St Kilkenny
€150
222Voucher towards TicketsWatergate Theathre,
Parliament St. Kilkenny
€50
223Original Painting by Phil CleerePhil Cleere
8 St Maul’s Kilkenny
€200
224Paint to the valie of €80Johnstones Paints,
Dublin Rd., Kilkenny
€80
225Super Valu Voucher valued €100Supervalu Supermarket,
Loughboy, Kilkenny
€100
226Cosmetics HamperMc Auley’s
High Street, Kilkenny
€250
227Carvery Lunch for 2 Adults,                     ( Starter/Mains/Desert)Springhill Court Hotel,
Waterford Rd Kilkenny
€50
228Super Valu Voucher valued €100Supervalu Supermarket,
Loughboy, Kilkenny
€100
229€50  Fuel Voucher for Unicol Oil Co.Pat Foley Transport,
Ahenure, Callan
€50
230Fuel Voucher to the value of €50Marble City Fuels,
Hebron Industrial Esate, Kilkenny
€50
2314 Large Pure Beeswax Hand Dipped Medieval Candles (100% Cotton Wick Non Alergenic)Druid Marketing Solutions,
Kilkenny
€36
232Marble City Travel VoucherAIB Bank,
High St., Kilkenny
€100
233Set of 4 Eoin O’Connor Mugs in presentation packAllens,
High St Kilkenny
€40
234Voucher towards purchase of any productsPrime Cut Meats,
Cillin Hill, Kilkenny
€50
235Ballaghtobin Christmas Trees,
Ballaghtobin, Callan.
Christmas Tree€50
2364 Extra Value Meals & 4 Happy MealsMc Donalds,
Hebron Rd., Kilkenny
€60
237€250 Voucher towards your Mortgage Application, Approval ConsultationsCleere Mortgages Life, Pensions & Investments,
4 Dean St. Kilkenny
€250
241Voucher for the purchase of GoodsBretts Hardware,
John St., Kilkenny
€30
242Two 12.5 CM Jelly Lights, ideal for Children’s bedrooms.Trade Electric,
New St., Kilkenny
€69
243Voucher for Green Fees foe four peopleCallan Golf Club,
Geraldine, Callan
€80
244Voucher for use at the Equestrian Centre (Riding or Tuition Fees)Top Flight Equestrian Centre,
Warrington Kilkenny
€50
245Voucher for Boiler ServiceMartin Quigley,
Kells, Co. Kilkenny
€100
246Quality Christmas TreeFlower Power, the big value Garden Centre,
Carlow/Dublin Rd Roundabout, Kilkenny
€50
247Kingsly 200W Coolwhite IP65 FloodlightTrade Electric,
New St., Kilkenny
€122
248Quality HamJohn Joe Cullen,
John St Kilkenny
€35
249Lady Eleanor Afternoon Tea for TwoButler House,
16 Patrick St., Kilkenny
€70
250Voucher towards pair of Designer Glasses to the value of €189Specsavers,
Market Cross Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
€189
251Voucher for a Wash, Cut & Blow Dry.Fab Hair Salon,
Bateman Quay, Kilkenny
€40
252€30 Voucher for the purchase of good quality wine for the Christmas SeasonLe Caveau Wine Merchants,
Market Yard, Kilkenny
€30
253€25 Voucher towards the purchase of Trout ProductsGoatsbridge Trout Farm,
Jerpoint, Thomastown
€25
254Meat VoucherGerry O’Brien Butchers,
Market Yard, Kilkenny
€50
255Voucher fo €50O’Connor’s Jewellers,
High St., Kilkenny
€50
256Voucher for Petronella RestaurantPetronella Restaurant,
The Butterslip, High St Kilkenny
€100
257€25 VoucherForget Me Not Florists
Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
€25
KCLR Breakfast  Thursday December 8th 2022
Auction Times 7.30 AM to 10.00 AM.
301Holiday Voucher to the value of €200Dr Maeve O’Flynn,
Parliament St Dental Surgery, Kilkenny
€200
302Super Valu Voucher valued €100Supervalu Supermarket,
Loughboy, Kilkenny
€100
303Voucher towards TicketsWatergate Theathre,
Parliament St. Kilkenny
€50
304Voucher towards DinnerKytelers Inn,
Kieran St., Kilkenny
€50
305Quality Christmas TreeFlower Power, the big value Garden Centre,
Carlow/Dublin Rd Roundabout, Kilkenny
€50
306Voucher for Driving LessonsBilly Drennan A 1 Driving for Life,
Burnchurch, Cuffesgrange
€50
307Voucher for GoodsFood for Life,
Kieran St., Kilkenny
€50
308Kilkenny Medieaval Mile Tour . Com
Gaol Road, Kilkenny
Christmas Tree€50
309Voucher towards DrycleaningDrycleanit,
Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
€50
310Sales, Service or Parts Voucher valued €200Michael Lyng Motors Ltd,
Hebron Road, Kilkenny
€200
311Ticket for 2 Adults & 5 Children (Ages 5 to 18)to a self guided tour of Kilkenny Castle, Medieval Mile Museum & St Canices CathedralKilkenny Civic Trust,
Butler House, Kilkenny
€62
312Voucher valued €150 for Pull Up BannerKilkenny Print & Graphics,
Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny
€150
3131.5 Ton Trolley Jack in portable Carry Case & range of shampoo types & cleaning agentsPacchal Connolly Garage,
Loughboy Business Park,
Kilkenny
€100
314€50  Fuel Voucher for Unicol Oil Co.Pat Foley Transport,
Ahenure, Callan
€50
315Voucher for ConsultationFransens Byrne Chiropractor,
Newpark Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
€80
316Voucher for Kenna’s ButchersKenna’s Butchers,
Friary St. Kilkenny
€50
317Three 40 Kg bags of City Blend Coal
(To be collected from Brian Hogan Goal Rd)
Stafford Fuels,
Raheen, New Ross,
€102
318Gift Voucher for Mac Eneaney’s PharmacyMac Eneaney’s Pharmacy,
High St Kilkenny
€150
John Keane Show Thursday December 8th 2022
Auction Times 12.00 to 4.00 PM
321€50 Voucher towards the purchase of meats or associated products in their shop.Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers,
Smithlands Shopping Centre, Kilkenny
€50
322Voucher valued €100Zuni Restaurant & Boutique Hotel,
Patrick St Kilkenny
€100
323Goods in the store to the value of €100Padmore & Barnes,
Wolfe Tone St., Kilkenny
€100
324€50 VoucherTyreland,
Ballybur, Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny
€50
325Voucher for 25 KG bag of Wild Bird PeanutsGardeners World,
Seville Lodge, Callan Rd. Kilkenny
€50
326Voucher valued €50 for Breda’s Gift Shop, Kieran St.David Fitzgerald, Auctioneer.
24 Patrick St., Kilkenny
€50
327Voucher towards Golf EquipmentO’Dwyer’s Golf Shop,
Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny
€50
328Voucher for meal for 2 at Stathams RestaurantPembroke Hotel/ Stathams Restaurant,
Patrick St Kilkenny
€90
329Two Adult Salt Therapy Sessions effective for the treatment of respitatory conditions (eg Asthma) also skin conditions & other healing benefitsKilkenny Salt Therapy,
Enterprise House, Dublin Rd., Kilkenny
€50
330€50  Fuel Voucher for Unicol Oil Co.Pat Foley Transport,
Ahenure, Callan
€50
331Voucher for T C TyresBergin Transport & Logistics,
Purcellsinch Business Park, Kilkenny
€200
332Voucher for Golf LessonJimmy Bolger Golf Professional,
Kilkenny Golf Club, Glendine, Kilkenny
€60
333Voucher to the value of €50Alison Hehir Hairdressers
Friary St Kilkenny
€50
334Super Valu Voucher valued €100Supervalu Supermarket,
Loughboy, Kilkenny
€100
3354 Extra Value Meals & 4 Happy MealsMc Donalds,
Hebron Rd., Kilkenny
€60
341Voucher for Restaurant.Truffles Restaurant,
William St Kilkenny
€70
342Voucher for €50G L Ryan Jeweller,
72 High St Kilkenny
€50
343Irish Crafted Grey Pearl Necklace, K Kajoux.Serendipty Boutique,
34 Kieran St. Kilkenny
€89
344Voucher for Green Fees for four  peopleCallan Golf Club,
Geraldine, Callan
€80
345Voucher towards GoodsJerpoint Glass,
Oldtown, Stoneyford
€50
346Voucher for Driving LessonsBilly Drennan A 1 Driving for Life,
Burnchurch, Cuffesgrange
€50
347Voucher for Butcher Restaurant valued €60Butcher Restaurant
Butterslip, Kilkenny
€60
348Afternoon Tea for 4 guests including an assortment of sandwiches, pastries, cakes scones & selection of teas & coffeesHotel Kilkenny,
Callan Rd Kilkenny
€70
349Voucher towards Home InsuranceReidy Insurances,
Parliament St., Killkenny
€100
350Voucher towards the purchase of their award winning burger & chips or Papa John PizzaSupermacs
High St Kilkenny
€50
351Voucher for Wash , Cut & Blow DryLuke Parsons Hair Salon,
Friary St Kilkenny
€60
352Voucher towards Oil Burner Service ( Not Cooker)O’Byrne Services,
Unit 17 Hebron Ind Est Kilkenny
€100
353Voucher for 4 Green FeesKilkenny Golf Club,
Glendine, Kilkenny
€160
3544 Extra Value Meals & 4 Happy MealsMc Donalds,
Hebron Rd., Kilkenny
€60
355One hundred Euro voucher towards making a willSmithwick’s Solicitors,
39 Parliuament St. Kilkenny
€100
FARM AUCTION  December 1st 2022
Auction Times 7.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Lot No.DescriptionDonorValue
601Voucher towards GoodsKilkenny Block Co.,
Troyswood, Kilkenny
€250
602I ton CementChadwicks,
Dublin Rd Kilkenny
€320
6032 Pairs of Tecno Wellington Boots, 1 Steel Toe & 1 Soft ToeEurofarm & Garden Supplies,
Loughb oy Ind Estate, Kilkenny
€120
604€100 Feed VoucherTirlan,
Abbey Quarter, Kilkenny
€100
6051 Ton Can/ Net NitrateGrassland Fertilisers
Palmerstown, Kilkenny
€950
60620 Litres of Antifreeze Concentrate.Top Parts,
Loughboy Ind Est., Kilkenny
€90
607150 Gallon Cattle Drinking TroughKilkenny Precast Concrete,
Hebron Ind Est., Killkenny
€250
608Worm or Fluke DoseJohn Lynch Vet,
Archersfield, Kilkenny
€100
609Set of 3 Soil SamplesTeagasc,
Kells Rd Kilkenny
€75
610Voucher towards purchasing or selling cattleKilkennny Livestock Mart,
Cillin Hill, Kilkenny
€150
61110 Bags of CR Wynne Coarse Horse RationC R Wynne,
Belon Moone, Co Kildare.
€150
612Voucher valued €250 for Killenard Hotel, The Hermitage, Killenard, Portarlington, Co Laois.FBD Insurance,
Cillin Hill, Kilkenny
€250
6133 Bags of Axcela Slug Pellets.Novakem Ltd.,
Corbettstown, Ballyfoyle, Kilkenny
€175
614Voucher towards purchase of goodsFarm & Industrial,
Cillin Hill, Kilkenny
€150
6153 Rolls of 6 inch Fibreglass InsulationTopline Hardware,
Ballyragget
€165
616Voucher to the value of €150Philip Ireland Tyres
Cillin Hill, Kilkenny
€150
617Voucher towards Accountancy FeesI.F.A.C
Danville Business Park, Kilkenny
€200
618Voucher for €100John Brennan Agri Sales
Unit 25, Hebron Industrial Estae, Kilkenny
€100
619John Deere Driver Outfit,
Comerfords Garage,
Ballycallan, Kilkenny
€120
620€100 Feed VoucherTirlan,
Abbey Quarter, Kilkenny
€100
6211 Ton of Super Trive or products to the value of €420PSD Agri Trading Ltd.,
The Old Creamery, Muckalee.
€420
622Bovine Scanning to the value of €75Michael Mc Donald Bovine Scanning,
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
€75
623Set of 50 MM Heavy Duty Jump LeadsPJL Agri & Industrial
Unit 5 Bunclody Rd, Tullow
€60
624663 to 800 Amp Battery suitable for Telehandler, Trucks, Tractor etc.PJL Agri & Industrial
Unit 5 Bunclody Rd, Tullow
€140
625Cheta Recharger Head TorchPJL Agri & Industrial
Unit 5 Bunclody Rd, Tullow
€60
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Twelve Local Organisations benefit from Kilkenny Lions Club funding

Philip Tierney Lions, Mayor Andrew McGuinness, Dr. Bill Cuddihy Chairman Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre, Cathaoirleach Fidelis Doherty , Eddie Holohan President Kilkenny Lions Club, Philip O’Neill Lions Club PICTURE Vicky Comerford

Twelve local organisations from the city and county received funding from the Kilkenny Lions Club at a recent presentation in Bollards, Kieran Street, Kilkenny.

George Candler a long time member of the club was MC for the event.

Lions Club President Eddie Holohan thanked the Lions partners, KCLR and the Kilkenny People, whose vital support makes many of the fundraising events possible.

He also expressed the Lions’ gratitude to the people and business community of Kilkenny who have generously supported the various Lions fund raising events, including the Christmas Hamper Appeal auction on KCLR, throughout the past 12 months.

He also thanked Mayor Andrew McGuinness for donating the proceeds of the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Appeal to the Lions Club.

He welcomed representatives from the Kilkenny County and City Lawn Tennis Club to the event and thanked them for donating a considerable amount from their fundraising events to the Lions Club. They were represented by Ivan Powell, Pat Brett and Phil Kenealy.

He referred to the Lions policy of distributing funds throughout County Kilkenny and said that the Lions were very happy to assist such worthy organisations.

He thanked the Lions Committee for organising this event and in particular Philip O’Neill, Marie Kennedy and Philip Tierney.

Cathaoirleach of the Council Fidelis Doherty said that Kilkenny Lions Club has a long history of helping local organisations, with the Club distributing over €800,000 to over 100 organisations over the past 18 years. She acknowledged the incredible charity work and community engagement of the Lions Club throughout County Kilkenny.

 Mayor Andrew McGuinness paid tribute to the Lions for their great work in assisting local organisations over the years and said that the people of Kilkenny were very thankful to them. He also thanked the voluntary work of the organisations who were receiving cheques, as they play a huge role in improving the services available in their communities. He said he was delighted to have given the proceeds of the Mayors Christmas Appeal to the Lions Club, as he knew how respected they were in Kilkenny and that so many local organisations benefit from their fundraising throughout the year.

The Twelve recipients were                                                                        

  • Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare                                                               
  • SOS Castlecomer                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre                                                                   
  • Family Carers Association Kilkenny                                                  
  • Ossory Youth            
  •  ALONE
  • St. Patricks Special School, Kilkenny
  • Young Irish Film Makers, Kilkenny 
  • Danesfort Community Centre
  • O’Gorman Home, Ballyragget        
  • Men’s Shed, Thomastown
  • School Completion Programme                                                                                         
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Lions Guide Helps Access to Environmental Funding

A new guide published by Lions Clubs in Ireland is designed to assist community groups and voluntary organisations to access grants and other funding for local environmental projects.

The ‘Environmental Project Support Guide’ will be used extensively by almost 100 Lions Clubs in Ireland and is also available to other groups through a download from the Lions Clubs Ireland website. (www.lionsclubs.ie)

Launching the Guide at Kilkenny Castle, the Minister of State for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan TD, said:

‘We are living through a time of unprecedented change and a time of great opportunity to shape that change rather than watch it happen. The publication of the Lions Club guide is both timely and vital as communities across Ireland respond to the great environmental challenges of our time by being the change they want to see.

Importantly too Lions Clubs International once again has its finger on the pulse by wanting to help lead on the bigger picture and enabling change to happen. I welcome Lions commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their desire to work towards a more just and safer planet for all living things’. 

In producing the Guide, the Lions District 133 Environmental Team considered ways to best support Lions to engage in Environment Projects. Lions serve their communities on a voluntary basis but the appropriate use of available funding serves to increase the effectiveness of environment projects and enhances the benefits to communities. The Guide summarises key elements of Local Authority and other Environmental, Climate Change and Biodiversity Community Grants. It details funding streams that are available for carrying out various types of community activities and projects in local communities.

Lions Clubs District Governor, Ann Ellis of Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club, said :

‘An objective for me, during my year as District Governor, and in the context of the urgent need for increased action to protect and restore our environment, was to establish a new District Environment Team to assist Lions Clubs to develop and implement more Environmental projects in their communities. The Guide will provide invaluable assistance, to Lions Clubs and community groups, with their Environment Projects, and I am very proud of the achievements of the new Environment Team in such a short space of time.’

Environment Team Chair, Dan McInerney of Carlow Lions Club said : ‘The Guide is an evolving guidance document and it will be updated regularly. I acknowledge the great work of Philip O’Neill of Kilkenny Lions Club who led the production of the Guide, together with all the Environment Team members’.

The motto of Lions Clubs is We serve and the Mission Statement of the District 133 Environment Team, which produced the Environment Project Support Guide, states that ‘By harnessing the skills and experience of our members, we aim to sustainably protect and restore our environment to improve the well-being of the communities we serve’.

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Kilkenny Lions Club to mark World Diabetes Day with awareness event

Kilkenny Lions Club to mark World Diabetes Day with awareness event

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Kilkenny golfers to hit the ‘green’ target with new initiative

On Saturday in Kilkenny Golf Club, Kilkenny Lions Club and Kilkenny County Council launched a significant environmental initiative funded by the Council’s Waste Prevention Program. Read the full article on the Kilkenny Peoples Website here

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Kilkenny Lions Ask to support local business

During these difficult times Kilkenny Lions Club President Pat O’Hanlon has asked people to consider shopping local to support our local businesses.

You can hear the advertisement below

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Westport Lion Heads Irish District

 PRESS RELEASE


Westport Lion Heads Irish District

Des Ryan from Westport has been elected as District Governor of Lions Clubs International in Ireland. He succeeds Bernard Black of Antrim Coast Lions Club and will lead 2,150 Lions who are members of 103 Clubs in District 133 of the word-wide organisation.

Born in Dublin, Des is grandson of the late Terry O’Sullivan, journalist and diarist and is a nephew of the writer and broadcaster Nuala O’Faolain.

He moved to Westport with his parents in 1980 and after graduating in Construction Studies at Galway RTC, he worked in the structural steel industry prior to establishing his own company in 2004.

Des initially joined Lions Clubs International through Leos, its youth organisation. He was the founding president of Westport Leo Club and went on to become the youngest member of Westport Lions Club, later serving as secretary and club president. He headed the North West Zone of Lions Clubs before his election as Vice District Governor.

As District Governor, Des plans to enhance the national understanding of Lions Clubs ethos and activities.

‘Lions Clubs are active in almost every community on this island, supporting the vulnerable and those in need through a very wide range of projects. At national level we are engaged in health, education, community support, youth development and sport while our District also supports major international humanitarian projects undertaken by the Lions Clubs International Foundation’, he says.

He adds that Lions Clubs in Ireland has responded to the Covid 19 pandemic by supporting local communities and by contributing €95,000 to purchase and distribute 100,000 Hero Shields to front line workers.

‘We need to create a greater public awareness of our activities, so that we can attract new members and raise the necessary funds’, he  says.

As District Governor, Des also plans to enhance the use of communications technology by Lions Clubs, to offer training to members and leadership opportunities to a new generation of Lions Clubs officers.

A keen sportsman who has played soccer and GAA, Des enjoys playing guitar, singing and gardening. He is married to Sara (they met at a Leo Club meeting) and they are parents to Catherine (26), Jessica (21), Emma (13) and Ben(11) and grandparents of Elisagh (4).

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