Bantry Bay Lions Club Diary

The Bantry Bay Lions organised and hosted a Murder Mystery Dinner night on March 25 at the Durrus Community Hall to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The murder mystery “Scholarship for Murder” was written and performed by Glengarriff Youth Theatre Group, who were excellent as actors and were able to think on their feet when quizzed and ‘bribed’ by the participants in an attempt to solve the mystery.

Prizes were awarded for the table who gave the best solution on the murderer, as judged by the young actors. A prize was also awarded to the actor who ‘won’ the most ‘bribe money’ all of which was put in the fund. There was a real buzz in the room all evening. A total of €950 was raised on the night, a resounding success.

President Eileen O’Shea and all the Bantry Bay Lions would like to sincerely thank Maria O’Sullivan, Deborah Hogan, Susy Greaves and The Glengarriff Youth Theatre Group for their entertaining evening and excellent production.

A big thank you goes to Francis and Susy Greaves for organizing the event at the Durrus Philip Green Centre. Sincere thanks also to Mary Harrington, Erin, and Debbie for the delicious meal and to all who attended to make the night such a great success. The Bantry Bay Lions are delighted to support this very worthy air ambulance service.

The Bantry Bay Lions Club is a non-profit organisation and is dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting those in need at home and abroad.

All members are volunteers and pay a yearly membership fee to cover administrative costs. Any costs for travel and sustenance are borne by the members so that 100% of all funds raised go directly to the charity or disaster relief it is collected for.

The members support the local community and provide assistance and financial support to various programs and local organisations. They meet at the Bantry Tourism Office at 7pm on the second Thursday of the month. To learn more about the Bantry Bay Lions you are cordially invited to visit their website at or attend their monthly meeting.