Killarney Lions Club were delighted to welcome the club's International Vice President to town this week.
On St Patrick's weekend Killarney Lions Club welcomed International Vice President Brian Sheehan and his wife Lori in Killarney.
Brian and his wife are in Killarney in advance of his presidency which will commence in July. Brian, whose family originally hail from Cork and Kerry, has organised for the full board of Lions Club International to have their meeting in Killarney in March 2023.
Brian who resides in Minnesota, USA visited the Monastery Boys National School Killarney to view their sensory room and garden which Killarney Lions Club contributed towards.
This was followed by a tree planting in the Maurice O’Donoghue Memorial Park where this week Transition Year students from the local secondary schools joined Killarney Lions Club with the cooperation of Kerry County Council to plant trees as part of Killarney Lions Club annual tree planting initiative.
"On Saturday Brian planted a tree to commemorate his visit and also in attendance was Mayor of Killarney Marie Moloney, Ann Ellis District Governor of Lions Clubs Ireland and representatives from Kerry County Council. Brain was assisted by students from the Killarney Community College, St Brendan’s College and St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School," Club President, John Fuller, said.
There was also a meeting in Killarney with the Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club who have received sponsorship for their basketball team and competitions from The Lions Club in Killarney.
Lions Club International are the largest Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) in the world with 1.4 million members worldwide. Its motto is “We Serve”. It was voted by the Financial Times as the best Non Governmental Organisation in the world for its efficiency in operation.
All members are volunteers at local level and the membership fees they pay cover for all costs to run the organisation internationally, nationally and locally meaning that all funds raised go directly to those in need.
Killarney Lions Club have 30 members and actively seek to have others join. It recently celebrated 50 years in Killarney but due to COVID, celebrations were curtailed.
Leona named PRO of the year
By Sean Moriarty She is best known for promoting the county’s GAA news – and now Leona Twiss has been rewarded for her efforts. The Gaelic Games Writers’ Association named […]
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The Gaelic Games Writers’ Association named Leona as its Public Relations Officer of the Year at an awards ceremony at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin on Friday night last.
Leona has been the PRO for Kerry GAA for the last five years but will have to step down this year due to County Board rules.
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“Voting around the world for Ukraine gives us hope for support from the world community not only in the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Stepan Krasnenkov.
The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra received the highest number of points from the audience during the entire existence of the competition: 439 points from the audience, 192 points from the professional jury. In the end – 631 points, which brought Ukraine victory.
Also, thanks to the Kalush Orchestra, the whole world now knows about the humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol and the Azovstal enterprises, where wounded Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are under blockade without food, water and medicine.
After their performance, Kalush Orchestra addressed the audience from around the world with a request to save the defenders of Mariupol, who are at the Azovstal plant.
“Please help Ukraine, Mariupol! Help Azovstal! Right now!” – the band called.
After these words, search queries for Azovstal and Mariupol took off on the Internet as people were looking for what they meant.
Irish Eurovision contestant Brooke also sang it and the whole world sings the song of the winners ‘Stefania’.
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