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Next Meeting
Dec 5th,
Clayton Hotel,
Lapp's Quay,
Cork City Centre
(All Welcome)

Interested in joining Cork Lions Club?
email us at or come along to our next meeting

Forthcoming Events

Christmas Food Appeal Collection
Dunnes Ballyvolane  - Fri/Sat  Dec 1st/2nd

Dunnes  Blackpool -
Fri  Dec 1st

Tesco Mahon -
Sun Dec 3rd

OnLine Auction
Dec - 8th

Visit our other pages to see what we do -

Christmas Food Appeal
Message in
a Bottle
Photo Gallery
Charter Dinner
Handover 2017
Contact Us
Golf Classic
Recycle for Sight
Youth Ambassador
Peace Poster
Trabolgan Project
Drive In Bingo
Patricks Hill Ball Run
City Centre AEDs
Photo Archive
Useful Links
About Us

Ongoing Campaigns

Message in a Bottle
Message in a bottle


Recycle for Sight
Recycle for Sight

Peace Poster
Peace Poster



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Lions Magazine
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Welcome to Cork Lions Club  
Registered Charity Number: 20205915
serving Cork since 1957 - one of 100 Lions Clubs in District 133 Ireland
part of Lions International -
the largest service organisation in the world
Supporting Local Charities for over 65 years in Cork

Next Meeting Clayton Hotel, Dec 5th -
New Members Welcome!
if you need to contact us email
Thanks to the Clayton Hotel for their continued support  -

Cork Lions Christmas Food Appeal Charity Auction
Online Charity Auction

Click on poster to go to Bidding Site

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Bidding opens Mon Dec 4th 10am - closes Fri Dec 8th Midnight

This year as part of our food appeal we are holding an online Christmas Auction
We are appealing to the businesses in Cork to donate vouchers for goods or services which we will auction to generate funds for our Annual Christmas Food Appeal -
if you are interested in supporting our fundraiser please email

Thanks to everyone who made our Bingo Night a great success - thanks to your support we raise over €2300 for our Food Appeal!!
Christmas Bingo

Peace Poster Competition 2023
Thanks to all the students and staff of St Brendans and Scoil Aiseiri Chriost Primary Schools who participated in our Peace Poster Competition - theme "Dare to Dream". Cork Lions had a great day judging the posters and costumes in both schools!!
Peace Poster 2023
Winning poster Alana Leahy of St Brendans

Below are other poster entrys and costumes

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Lord Mayor's Heritage Concert 2023
Heritage Concert 2023

Cork Lions Club members who helped organise this years Lord Mayors Heritage Concert

Cork Lions Handover 2023

CLC Handover 2023

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Thanks to Lord Mayor Cllr Kieran McCarthy who hosted the Cork Lions Handover

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We took the opportunity to make donations to local causes during the handover -
Childhood Cancer Foundation, Little Blue Heroes, Cork First Responders, Cork Life Centre.

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Cork Lions were delighted to support a project where the club donated 8 Ukuleles to Peter Neville who works with youths in recovery through the HSE Child and Adolescent Addiction Service, Arbour House. Peter will use the instruments to teach the Ukulele to a group of youths who attend a recovery program three days a week

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Winning team AIB of Cork Lions Golf Classic kindly sponsored by Fitzgeralds Menswera, Patrick St., Cork
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Cork Lions Golf Classic 2023 Runners Up IPC and 3rd place IEC

Thanks to all teams who participated !!

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DG Handover 2023
Cork Lions were delighted to host the DG Handover 2023 recently in the Clayton Hotel where Cork Lion Kevin Harty has taken over as DG from outgoing DG Ger Cashman

DG Handover 2023

DG Kevin with wife Mary

DG Handover 2023

Outgoing DG Ger with wife Mary and Incoming DG Kevin with wife Mary

DG Handover 2023

Outgoing DG Ger with wife Mary, Deputy Lord Mayor Cork City, Incoming DG Kevin with wife Mary, Cork Lions President John Walsh with wife Teresa

Patricks Hill Ball Run 2pm March 19th 2023

thanks to everyone who made this years Ball Run a great success - special thanks to Flex Cork who sponsored the event

Ball Run 2023

Our winners are as follows -

1st€500.00Laura McCarthy
2nd€300.00Wendie Sexton
3rd€100.00Grace  Penney
4th€50.00William  Walley
5th€50.00Rachael Donovan
6th€50.00Susan O Mahony

 thanks to all the members, family and friends who helped set up the Ball Run,
sold balls and helped out on the hill on the day

click on the photo below to see a short video of the 2022 Ball Run

Patricks Hill Ball Run

Cork Lions March in Cork St Patrick's Day Parade

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Christmas Food Appeal 2022
Thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas Food Appeal - with your help we were able to support over 300 needy families in Cork city!

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Thanks to everyone who supported the Christmas Food Appeal Bingo Night
Christmas food appeal

Cork Lions donate Defib cabinet to Cork First Responders -
unit installed at Deckys Shop, Ballyvolane


Unit installed at Irwins Pharmacy, Mayfield

Young Ambassador entry
Young Ambassador

Big thanks to Sam Cooke who represented Cork Lions Club
at the National Young Ambassador final recently in Kilkenny

Young Ambassador
Congrats to all entrants - well done all!!

Fort2Fort October 2022

Well done to all involved in the Fort2Fort Fundraiser in aid of the Mercy Hospital!

Cork Lions at Senior Times in City Hall
Senior Times
Thanks to all members who manned our information stand at the recent Senior Times

Peace Poster 2022
thanks to all our entrants!!
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TeePee Donated to Scoil Aiseiri Chriost

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Lord Mayors Heritage Concert Oct 2022

Heritage Concert
thanks to all the CLC members and performers who supported the Lord Mayors Heritage Concert in City Hall on October 1st. A great night was had by all!!

Sandycove/Lee Swims
Thanks to all the members and swimmers who made these events such a great day out!!
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Tom Jones Collection - thanks to everyone who supported the Lions Club at the Tom Jones Concert!!

CLC Greyhound Night Out!!
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Great night at the Greyhounds!!

Cork Lions donate Defibrillator to Ukraine

Ukraine Defib

Past Lion Don O'Leary and members of the Life Centre team recently travelled to the Ukraine border where they passed over a Defib donated by Cork Lions Club for a maternity hospital. The team also donated several generators, gas stoves, sheets, blankets and essential supplies for people still living in the war zone.
Ukraine Defib

Cork Lions Defibrillator Location in St Lukes

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Cork Lions have added another AED location to their Defibrillator Project
Pictured is
Cork Lions President Garry Ryan and receiving the AED from Martin Holohan of St Lukes Dental Practice who kindly donated the unit.

Recycle for Sight Drop Off Locations
Cork Lions club works in co-operation with Cork City Libraries to collect old glasses

Recycle Locns

Keep Well Booklet
Galway Lions Club have worked with the HSE on a Mental Health Initiative to “Keep Well" during Covid.
The areas covered include; Stay Active, Stay Connected, Switch Off, Eat Well and Mind your Mood.
Some of  the contact addresses are Galway based but the advice is relevant and has universal appeal

You can download a copy of the booklet by clicking on the image below -

Keep Well Booklet
City Centre Defibrillator Project
Locations Sep 2021
Click on image to go to Google Maps version
AEDs Cork City Centre

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Peace Poster 2021

Thanks to all the students who participated in the 2021 peace poster competition - the standard was very high and the judges had great difficulty in choosing this years winner

Peace Poster 2021

Winning Poster

Peace Poster Winner 2019
Peace Poster Winner 2019
Peace Poster Overall Winner is Narelle Lavoie Tonga.

Peace Poster 2021
Winning poster Scoil Aiseiri Chriost, Farranree

Peace Poster 2019
Winning poster Scoil Aiseiri Chriost

Peace Poster 2021
Winning poster St Marks National School, The Glen    
Thanks to all participating schools !

Lions AntiBullying Campaign

click on image to open a pdf of the Lions leaflet


if you would like to receive leaflets for your school

Interested in knowing more about Cork Lions Club?

Cork Lions Club have put together a leaflet in an attempt to convey who we are and what we are about. We have asked members to explain what being a Lion means to them and some of the recipients of Lions donation meant to them.

Click on the picture to open the leaflet

Cork Lions Club Leaflet

Why not donate to Cork Lions Club?

Why not join us and give something back to the community?
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Recent Beneficeries

Cork Dragonboats

Life Centre, Shanakiel

Cork City First Responders

Cork Simon

National Council for the Blind

L'Arche Cork

Blood Bike South

Eating Disorder Cork

Marymount Hospice Charity Shop

Scoil Aislinn

Scoil Bernadette

Arc House Cancer Centre

Hope Foundation

Down Syndrome Ireland

Lord Mayor's Flood Appeal

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Downs Syndrome Cork

Cork Academy of Music

Trabolgan Holiday Week

Christmas Food Appeal

Haven Centre in North Gate Bridge

What have we done?

500 Hampers distributed in Christmas Food Appeal 

Fundraising Activities (over €700,000 raised for Cork causes to date)

Annual Senior Citizens Holiday Week in Trobolgan

Annual Christmas Food Appeal

Lee Swim 2018

Various Education Projects

Sandy Cove Swim

Heritage Concert 

Cheque Presentations

Bingo Night

Lions Peace Poster