A new club which is setting up this January plans to combat isolation and loneliness in the locality.
Killarney Lions Club have set up the first ever Kerry Clubs Fair which will be free and open to the public.
The aim is to give adults in Kerry an easy way to find out about activities they can be part of in the county.
The event, which takes place at Killarney Racecourse from 2pm – 5pm on January 20, will feature clubs and societies that people might like to participate in or volunteer with, be it for fun, recreation or just to be involved, explained Ronan Doyle, Killarney Lions Club President.
“The idea is to give people a chance to meet clubs and other organisations that are active in the community and hopefully find something they are interested in,” Ronan said.
“It could be that someone wants to try a new activity, or is new to the area, or wants to give back to their community through volunteering – whatever the reason, it will be a fun event and everyone is welcome to come along on the day.”
And, not only will the new club address isolation and loneliness that people may be experiencing, they also want to help improve health and well-being in the community.
Over 25 Clubs have already signed up to be part of the fair including Men’s Shed, First Responders, Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Tidy Towns, Southwest Counselling, Grace Fellowship, Ring of Kerry Cycle, Kerry Volunteer Centre, KDYS, Killarney Mountain Meitheal, Killarney Badminton Club, Girl Guides, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Kerry Stars, Workmen’s Rowing Club, Scouts, Ross Golf Club, South Kerry Community Games, Toastmasters, Order of Malta, Laune Mountaineering Club, Killarney Valley Classics and Vintage and Killarney Musical Society.
Clubs interested in participating can call 087 6256391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.