Kerry Clubs Fair expected to be a huge hit

Pictured at Killarney Racecourse for the launch of Kerry Clubs Fair Day, sponsored by Killarney Credit Union, were, from left, Tom Leslie and Fiona Carroll, Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club, John Ivory, Ross Golf Club, Denis Doolan President, Killarney Lions Club and Karena McCarthy Killarney Credit Union.
Picture: Marie Carroll-O’Sullivan

Over 30 clubs have already registered to participate in the hugely informative Kerry Clubs Fair which will be hosted by Killarney Lions Club at Killarney Racecourse on Sunday, February 5.

The event was a big success when it last took place and over 700 people dropped in to see what was on offer, what activities they could pursue, what clubs they could join and what charities they could volunteer with.

Free and open to the public, the Killarney Credit Union sponsored event will give people in Kerry an easy way to find out all the information they might be seeking to help them to get involved.

Busy club: Jason Higgins, Mairead Broderick, Dr Kerry Houston, Ciara Fleming, Noreen O’Sullivan, Dermot Cronin and President Denis Doolan at a Killarney Lions Club open night in November

“After the challenges of the last few years, we believe it’s more important than ever to help people find out about clubs and other organisations that are active in their community,” said Killarney Lions Club President, Denis Doolan.

“If anyone wants to get involved in something new for fun or recreation, the Kerry Clubs Fair will be well worth a visit,” he added.

The event, which will run from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, will help promote inclusion of people from all backgrounds in the local community, address isolation and highlight the benefits of volunteering to people of all ages.

Karena McCarthy, marketing and development officer with Killarney Credit Union, said credit unions take great pride in being at the heart of the community and therefore an event like this is a very good fit.

“We sponsor and give money to various local clubs and organisations throughout the community and an event such as this gives greater exposure to create new relationships and see what is on offer locally,” she said.

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

Clubs and societies that are interested in participating can call email: [email protected]

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