Dungarvan Lions Club - Serving the people of Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland since 1978.
Dungarvan Lions Club
Park Hotel
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Email: info@dungarvanlions.ie

2nd Wednesday - 8pm
(Except August)

Park Hotel, Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford.


Ray McAndrew took over the office of President in July 1998. Peter Carey took on the Secretary's role.

There had been a few events over the Summer months. Over 40 from Carriglea attended Leahy's farm, while children from St. John's School had a great day out in Splashworld, Tramore. Also, a very enjoyable barbeque was held at Dungarvan Rugby Club. Proceeds from this enabled a special bath to be purchased for patients at Dunabbey Home.


A fundraising committee was formed at the September meeting to look at new projects. Also, it was agreed to offer support to the Leo Club, which was suffering from member loss, but new members were recruited and it continued to function well.

Phyllis Davis was appointed as Welfare Officer, and Tom Keith became the new PRO.

Pat O'Sullivan, who had chaired the Christmas Appeal for many years left town in September on a work transfer, and Jack Stephenson, newly in town, was given the task of picking up from Pat. However, he got plenty of support from John Coade (Events), Paul Clerkin (collections and other matters), and Jack Flanagan (Auctions), with the Appeal raising £27,500. A review group subsequently examined all aspects of the Appeal.

Another Christmas event was a visit for Carriglea occupants, organised by the Club, to Cinderella, put on by Ard Scoil na nDeise pupils, with a meal afterwards in the Park Hotel.

The Club was represented by Abbeyside FC in the Lions Youth Football competition, and made it to the semi finals. This was organised by Michael Walsh, as was a very Successful Senior Citizens outing to Madden's Bar, Lismore.

John Power organised a golf classic in April, which raised £2,000 for MS. Also in April a Food Extravaganza was run in conjunction with Herlihy's SuperValu. Phyllis Davis was in charge of this novel event, which, as the name suggests, was centred around food. Cookery demonstrations, wine tasting and cheese sampling formed the nucleus of the night. The Kosovan Relief Fund was the beneficiary.

The Club Draw (then called The One Quarter Draw), which still runs today, was born in Ray's year.

A CPR course given by the Civil Defence was attended by several Club members during the year.

A Golf Classic was held in April, which proved to be very successful. Other activities during the year were the Christmas Swim, Mosney Holiday, and a visit to Tramore by the children from St. John's School.

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