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The Cork Lions Club was formed in  1957 - click on link Cork Lions History which was produced to celebrate our 50th anniversary ahead of the Conference in 2008

It is affiliated  to the International Lions organisation worldwide and one of 108 Clubs in the island of Ireland - part of Lions Clubs International District 133

It has over 60  year of dedicated Service  to the Community within the Cork area and also has helped some International Lions Appeals,eg. Campaign Sight First. 

There are currently over 30 Members who are active in both fundraising and Services.

The Lions are a non –profitable voluntary group where every Euro collected goes directly  to benefiting Charities. In most cases the expenses of the event are met by the organising Members themselves.

We the Members of Cork Lions Club are just ordinary  people, men and women , from the local  community who come together to improve  the quality of life for people who find themselves in a less fortunate situation than ourselves..

Cork Lions Club is a registered charity (RCN# 20205915)

 President - Garry Ryan              Brian 


Treasurer - Martin Walley                       Martin Walley

Secretary - John Walsh       

Mission & History

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.

After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs," and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved.

Within three years, Lions became an international organization. Since then, we've earned high marks for both integrity and transparency. We're a well-run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission, and a long – and proud – history.

Who are Lions Club International ?

Lions Clubs are an international network of men and women who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities across the world.

Lions are ……

                  Members of the world’s largest and most active service club organisation.

                  Men and women who believe that by working together they will accomplish far more than would be possible as individuals.

                  Members committed to solving worldwide health and social problems, and who realise that solutions are possible when every Lions Club participates.

                  People who cherish the fellowship of their own Club, but who also feel a close kinship with Lions in over 200 countries throughout the world.

                  Individuals dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards in their Club – and in their personal lives.

                  People who are serious about their commitment to humanitarian service, but have fun along the way.

We cover all costs from our own dues, ensuring that all donated funds go to the causes. Transparency and accountability operate at every level; in fact, The Financial Times has ranked Lions Clubs International Foundation the “best among non-government organisations worldwide with which to work”.

We are proud that our organisation is close to a century old, and that it has a distinguished history of doing good works for the world. Local communities respect and trust their clubs, both because those clubs are made up of neighbours and friends who have a long record of support, and because of the Lions Clubs International name and legacy.

We have fun in our clubs. And when we meet fellow Lions for the first time, we treat them like old friends.

When you join Lions, you join a global service network. So at the same time you’re helping your own community locally, you can also contribute to Lions community efforts in other countries.

Cork Lions Club Handover 2017

Handover 2017

Cork Lions Club Handover 2015                                  
Cork Lions Club Handover 2014

Cork Lions Handover 2015   Cork Lions Handover 2014

Cork Lions Club Handover 2013                                  Cork Lions Club Handover 2012

Cork Lions Handover 2013     Cork Lions Handover 2013

Cork Lions Club Presidents

1958 - 1959George Crosbie
1959 - 1960George Crosbie
1960 - 1961Edward Whitaker
1961 - 1962James Lannin
1962 - 1963Sean O'Leary
1963 - 1964Gerald Barry
1964 - 1965Robert Kavanagh
1965 - 1966Richard Goggin
1966 - 1967David Power
1967 - 1968W.J.Horgan
1968 - 1969E.C.Corbett
1969 - 1970Raymond O'Leary
1970 - 1971Tom Maloney
1971 - 1972Edward Whitaker
1972 - 1973George Glendon
1973 - 1974Jim O'Donaghue
1974 - 1975Daniel Jones
1975 - 1976John Dwyer
1976 - 1977Desmond P.Daly
1977 - 1978Desmond P.Daly
1978 - 1979T.Niall Welch
1979 - 1980James N.Healy
1980 - 1981Gerry Horgan
1981 - 1982Gerry Horgan
1982 - 1983Patrick Flynn
1983 - 1984Tim O'Sullivan
1984 - 1985Donal Kenneally
1985 - 1986Nicholas Comyn
1986 - 1987Pat Fleming
1987 - 1988Tim Murphy
1988 - 1989John Roche
1989 - 1990Ned Lambe
1990 - 1991Terry Fleming
1991 - 1992Donal Horgan
1992 - 1993Timothy Donovan
1993 - 1994Peter O'Donoghue
1994 - 1995Pat O'Brien
1995 - 1996Jim Foley
1996 - 1997Jim Foley
1997 - 1998Nicholas Comyn
1998 - 1999George Glendon
1999 - 2000Val Griffin
2000 - 2001Finbarr McGrath
2001 - 2002Finbarr McGrath
2002 - 2003Gerry Horgan
2003 - 2004Frank Troy
2004 - 2005Simon Stokes
2005 - 2006Paschal Horgan
2006 - 2007Kevin Harty
2007 - 2008Pat O'Brien
2008 - 2009Garry Ryan
2009 - 2010Teresa Dineen
2010 - 2011Teresa Dineen
2011 - 2012Chtistopher Allander
2012 - 2013Kenneth Kling
2013 - 2014Martin Walley
2014 - 2015Cian Cotter
2015 - 2016Der Cogan
2016 - 2017Brian Daly
2017 - 2018Aisling Barry
2018 - 2019
Pat Desmond
2019 - 2020
Pat Desmond
2020 - 2021
Garry Ryan

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