CLUBS FAIR: Killarney Lions Club have announced details of their second annual Kerry Clubs Fair, set up to combat social isolation, this January. Pictured were: Ronan Doyle (President of the Killarney Lions Club), Laurence O’Keeffe (Killarney Lions Club), Con Stack (Killarney Lions Club) and Megan Daly-Tyrrell (Events Manager Killarney Racecourse). Photo: Michelle Crean


The Kerry Clubs Fair, which held its inaugural event last year, is to return to Killarney Racecourse in the New Year.

On January 26, from 2pm – 5pm the event, which is free and open to the public, gives adults in Kerry an easy way to find out about activities they can participate in and volunteering opportunities.


The Kerry Clubs Fair is sponsored by Chapter 23 Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, and will again be organised by Killarney Lions Club.


Over 25 clubs and societies took part in the first fair including Men’s shed, First Responders, Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Tidy Towns, Southwest Counselling, Ring of Kerry Cycle, Kerry Volunteer Centre, KDYS,  Killarney Badminton Club, Girl Guides, Kerry Stars, Scouts, South Kerry Community Games, Laune Mountaineering Club and Killarney Musical Society.


The aim is to highlight opportunities with up to 50 clubs and societies throughout the county.


“Last year’s turnout shows that people want to find out about clubs and other organisations that are active in their community,” Killarney Lions Club President, John Fuller, said.


“We are hoping that this year we can expand our reach and attract clubs and individuals from all over the county. So if anyone would like to find out about activities that serve others in the community, or just want to get involved in something for fun or recreation, the Kerry Clubs Fair will be well worth a visit.”


Killarney Lions Club is hoping that in addition to providing awareness about activities that adults can get involved in, the Kerry Clubs Fair will help improve health and well-being by encouraging inclusion of people from all backgrounds in their local community, addressing isolation and promoting the benefits of volunteering to people of all ages.


Clubs and societies that are interested in participating can call 087 8343150 or email: