The Launch of the Lions Club Spirit Of Christmas Appeal was held recently in City Hall. In Partnership with our friends in The Kilkenny People , KCLR96FM and the local business community , this event hopes to raise in excess of €25000 to help the needy in the community this Christmas.
Bernard Black has
been elected as District Governor of Lions Clubs in Ireland.
He heads an
organisation of 2,500 Lions who are members of 106 clubs located throughout the
island of Ireland. They are part of the worldwide Lions Clubs International
which is the world’s biggest voluntary service organisation with 1.7m members
in 45,000 clubs spread across 206 countries and regions.
Bernard Black is a
native of Carnlough, in the Glens of Antrim, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty’ and a ‘World Heritage Site’.
He was educated at
St. John’s PS, St. MacNissi’s College, New University of Ulster and the
University of Liverpool and holds a degree in Ecology and Post Graduate
qualifications in Education and IT in addition to a Masters in
His father was a
Charter (Founder) Member of Antrim Coast Lions Club and Bernard joined the club
in 1984, the year his father died. A committed Lion from the beginning, Bernard
was twice Zone Chairman and twice Regional Chairman. He has been Global
Leadership Coordinator and was second and first Vice District Governor prior to
his election as District Governor.
Bernard is John
Moores Foundation Trust Fund manager for Northern Ireland and is an elections
consultant for both Idox Elections and Modern Democracy.
With more than
1,000 books on his Kindle, Bernard is a keen reader. He also claims to ‘play
the guitar badly’ and enjoys computing and consuming red wine.
The eldest of a
family of five boys and two girls, Bernard married Kate 43 years ago and they
are blessed with four daughters, two grandsons and two granddaughters
Rodger Curran ,newly elected president of Kilkenny Lions Club, recently with 14 Lions members led a major clean up of an amenity area on the Bennettsbridge Road of the City. The City recently won the IBAL –Irish Business Against Litter national title. Kilkenny Lions Club is playing its part by regularly teaming up the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee on joint clean ups, and painting and graffiti removal projects. Picture shows Rodger Curran busy at work
St Canices Cathedral will be centre stage with music and song on Wednesday 5th December when the 25th annual Lions Club Schools Concert takes place commencing at 7.30pm.
Performing on the night will be :
St. Canices Co-Ed Recorder & Jazz Band
St Johns Senior School Choir
Gaelscoil Osrai Choir
St. John of God Choir
Kilkenny College Jazz Band and Choir
CBS Boys Choir
This is the 25th year the Lions Club has presented its Schools Concert in conjunction with the Kilkenny People and KCLR 96fm.
All proceeds go to the Spirit of Christmas Hamper & Charity Appeal to help the needy of Kilkenny City and County. Admission is €10 for adults and €4 for children with a family of 4 for €25.There will be a number of prizes drawn from the door tickets. An excellent nights entertainment is guaranteed.
Our beautiful city needed sprucing up after the long winter! The Kilkenny Lions Club and Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee have joined forces to tackle some derelict areas in Kilkenny City with a monthly clean-up of specific areas until the end of August. Together we can do more! 🤗👍
These areas are not in public ownership but are visible to the public. The May efforts proved very successful, as evidenced by the large amount of litter collected in just one private derelict area! Come and join us for the June 14th clean-up effort, and help KEEP KILKENNY BEAUTIFUL.#TogetherWeCanDoMore#KeepKilkennyBeautiful