About Lions

Lions is a non-political, non-sectarian, voluntary worldwide service organisation founded in America by Melvin Jones in 1917.

Crossing all boundaries with members drawn from various walks of life, dedicated to helping in many ways those less fortunate

in our community today.


Downpatrick Lions Club was established in February 1973

The club’s work is ongoing covering a wide range of service

& fundraising activities. We help those in need in our local community

& also support many International projects.

Downpatrick Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community for their generous help throughout the past year.

Our Mission

“To empower volunteers to serve their communities, 

meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote 

international understanding through Lions Clubs” 


Lions Club Members 2012 photograph taken at The Inn on the Lake

Lions Club Members in 1974 photograph was taken in Denvirs Hotel

Back Row L-R: Pat McFarlane (d), Colin Flinn, John Riordan, Raymond Rodgers (d), Terence McKee (d), Gerry Collins (d), David Chambers, John Johnston (d), John Bailey, Fergus Kelly, Billy Smith (d).


2nd L-R: Richard Prytherch (d), Cecil Johnston, Terry Torney, Tom Bohill (d), Tom Savage (d), Graham Dickson,

Ernest McKibbin (d), Bob Hobson, Jim Hutchman, Kurt Hirschfeld


3rd L-R: Vincent Murphy, James Tuppin (d), Willie Polly (d), Alex McAuley, Tom Morrison (d), Eric Smith (d),

Brendan Rodgers, Peter McKenny, William Laverty (d), Denis Ellis (d).

Front row L-R: Len Edwards (d), Tom Law (d), George McClurg, Willie Chambers (d), Dick Currie, Joe Warwick (d)

Past Presidents

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