About Us

Welcome to the Galway Lions Club

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Formed in 1972, Galway Lions Club, located on the West Coast of Ireland, is part of Lions Club International, the largest service organisation in the world, whose mission statement is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs

The work Lions clubs undertakes can differ by location, the section on club projects gives a good flavour of what we do in Galway.

Lions Clubs International began in 1917 and is now represented in 185 countries. There are forty four thousand Lions Clubs throughout the world. Helen Keller charged Lions in 1925 to become her `Knights for the Blind”. Lions Clubs have built Eye Hospitals in the Third World and millions of people have had their eyesight restored by cataract surgical procedures.

The work of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)  spans a vast range of services including fitting out hospitals, clinics, libraries and schools and rebuilding communities after natural disasters, floods, tidal waves, earthquakes etc.

For more about Lions Club International worldwide please visit www.lionsclubs.org. and for more about Lions Clubs in Ireland  www.lionsclubs.ie.

Galway Lions Club with over 50 members, has been serving Galway for almost 50 years and is closely involved with and dependent on the generosity of the people of Galway. Our Motto “We Serve” is reflected in the many local and international projects undertaken each year by the club.

All money received goes straight to those in need. No money received goes to the administration of the Club.

For details  of current officials of the club and past presidents please click here.

The Club  meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Ardilaun Hotel.   (Currently meeting by Zoom due to Covid-19)  Lions Clubs are a group of men and women who volunteer their time to try and improve the quality of lives of their local community. 

For more information about the projects we undertake, take a look at the list at the side of the page.

Ever thought of becoming a Lion?

Why should I become a Lion?

As a Lions club member, you can:

* provide support locally or reach out internationally
* grow personally and professionally by participating in our programs,  community service projects and events
* have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues
* develop relationships with both local and international community and business leaders.
Interested in becoming a member?
Membership in a Lions club is by invitation from a local club. If you are interested in membership, please use the Contact form and we will be in touch with you  in due course. Tell the local club you are interested in learning more about Lionism.

Former Club President Eimear McDonnell , said the following about being a Lion.  Read more……

An Interview with former Club President Matt Molloy also gives a good insight. 

If you have any queries or want to know more , please contact us.