Handover Dinner – a Great Success!

It was an historic occasion marking two important events.

The Newbridge Kildare Lions Club held a celebratory meal. It was to mark the occasion of the District Handover to thank the outgoing District Governor Marion Conneely and welcome the new District Governor, Paul Allen, into post.

It was also to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Newbridge Kildare Lions Club receiving its Charter from the International Association of Lions Clubs!

The Handover Dinner was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Keadeen Hotel. The live music from Panache and Highly Strung, the good food, the ambience of the hotel, the happy company of a pride of Lions and the sense of occasion all added up to create a memorable evening for all.

More photos are to come but here are the first pictures from the historic occasion:



District Handover and Fortieth Year Celebratory Evening


The Newbridge-Kildare Lions Club invites you to The District Handover to thank the outgoing District Governor Marion Conneely and to welcome the District Governor Elect Paul Allen into post.

It also celebrates 40 years since the Newbridge-Kildare Lions Club received its Charter from the International Association of Lions Clubs.

In addition, five Newbridge Lions will be honoured with  long service Chevrons to recognise their commitment and dedication to the club. Their lengths of service go from 15 to 30 years! What a fantastic achievement.

It promises to be a very special occasion and tickets are selling fast – over 130 places have been sold already so book early to avoid disappointment.

The celebration will take place at the Keadeen Hotel on Saturday July 16th.

keadeen The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

The evening starts with Summer Punch at 7.30 with the formal meal following at 8.00 pm.

It’s a black tie event in honour of the occasion and costs €50 per person.

Should you wish to book a room at the Keadeen, a single costs €125 and a double, €135. This includes breakfast. You will have to contact the hotel and make the booking arrangements directly with the hotel.

Tel: (045) 431666 / (045) 444100
Fax: (045) 434402
E-mail: info@keadeenhotel.ie

For more information, please contact Lion Rory De Bruir:

Anyone wishing to pay for tickets by Credit Transfer please note the following bank details:

Lions Club International
Bank of Ireland
Co. Kildare

Account Number: 22851578
IBAN: IE23BOFI90126322851578

We hope to see you there for this happy occasion.

Newbridge-Kildare Charter Night 1976


Looking back to 1976 and the menu cover of the first Charter Night celebratory dinner – note the Tail Twister and Lion Tamer roles of the day! A lot has happened since then but there is still a community to serve and needs to be met.

We are proud to say the Newbridge Kildare Lions are still going strong and providing help where it is most needed. We do this with the wonderful support from the good-hearted and generous people of Newbridge and Kildare.

There are no paid Lions. No fat cats in our organisation. All our services and support are given freely by our members. Our admin costs are raised from within the Lion’s organisation itself.

All public funding – every penny – goes to help the community at large. We are proud to be Lions and proud of the community that opens its heart and gives so generously to help those less fortunate.