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Friday 31 October 2014

New Lions president's promise

Published 20/11/2012 | 09:30

ENNISCORTHY LIONS Club new president Stephen Mahon has pledged to continue the organisation's work for good causes. The Lions are set to host a craft, food and win fair at the Riverside Park hotel on Tuesday, November 20, with proceeds going to support the county camogie team.

And members will be out around town shortly drumming up support for St. Vincent de Paul with the annual food appeal which has become a regular feature of life in Enniscorthy in the run-up to Christmas. The new president noted that the club relies on a core about 18 activists.

' We meet once a month at the Riverside Park on the first Thursday of the month,' he explains. ' The idea of the Lions is to organise events to raise funds for local charities. There is a core group of people who do most of the work.'

Already this year, the Lions ran a golf classic which generated more than €4,000 for the Enniscorthy Community Workshop and Kilcannon Industries.

The president, who took over the chains of office from Billy Crosbie, revealed that there has been a rise in the number of applications received seeking financial support, reflecting the harsh economic times.

The craft, food and wine fair is shaping up to be a lively evening, with 40 stalls due to be set up in the hotel's main function room. The crafts on display will cover the range from embroidery and glass to the mini businesses of transition year students at Coláiste Bríde. Music will be by Eddie Crean and friends.

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