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

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Lions Club Members in 1974 photograph was taken in Denvirs Hotel

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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

Date
Name
1974/75
Terry Torney
1975/76
Fergus Kelly
1976/77
Brendan Rodgers
1977/78
Tom Law (deceased)
1978/79
John Riordan
1979/80
Richard Prytherch (deceased)
1980/81
Vincent Murphy
1981/82
Cecil Johnston
1982/83
Roy McKee (deceased)
1983/84
Dennis Ellis (deceased)
1984/85
Peter McKenny
1985/86
Eddie Walsh
1986/87
Liam Conlon
1987/88
Colin Flinn
1988/89
John Orr
1989/90
Leo Rooney
1990/91
Graham Dickson
1991/92
Jim Fitzsimmons
1992/93
Brendan McCoy
1993/94
Sean Carvill
1994/95
Roy Bennett
1995/96
Alfie Johnston (deceased)
1996/97
John Riordan
1997/98
Tom Morrison (deceased)
1998/99
Seamus McMullan
1999/00
Charles McCormack (deceased)
2000/01
Roger Dunford
2001/02
Bill Power
2002/03
Ken Dryden
2003/04
Tom Nelson (deceased)
2004/05
Brendan Kearney
2005/06
Paddy Healey
2006/07
Sean Carvill
2007/08
Cecil Johnston
2008/09
Seamus Mcmullan
2009/10
Pat Sheridan
2010/11
Colin McKee
2011/12
Fergus Kelly
2012/13
Sean Carvill
2013/14
Brendan Kearney
2014/15
Tommy Briggs
2015/16
John McGrath
2016/17
Pat Sheridan
2017/18
Tom Nelson (deceased)
2018/19
Sean Carvill
2019/20
John Dennis

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