Ernie Lewis, Peter Marren, Phyl Lewis, Lions President Marion Rouse, Team Leader Martin Murray and Olive Murphy

Cuddly Lions


THE  Bantry Bay Lions have supplied 25 ‘Cuddly Lions’ (similar to a teddy bear) to the Ambulance Services through the generosity of a €300 donation from Ray Hennessey.

Thanks also to Designs & Signs for providing the little jacket at cost and the Lions logo free of charge.

These cuddly lions will be given to children who are transported to hospital via an ambulance to help ease their distress.

Team Leader Martin Murray thanked the Lions Club and Ray Hennessey for initiating this valuable project.

Advanced Paramedic Olive Murphy thought it was a great idea and said that she wouldn’t have to blow up rubber gloves any more to distract children in distress.


Charter Night


The Bantry Bay Lions will be holding a Charter Night dinner dance at the West Lodge Hotel on Saturday September 8th, starting at 7.30pm.

Nick Ryan will be providing the music.

Tickets are €40 per person and can be obtained from Mary Hawkes at 027 55672. Winners of the inaugural Community Award Scheme will also be announced at the Charter Night.


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

The members support the local community and provide assistance and financial support to various programs and local organizations.

They meet at the old Gaelscoil at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of the month.

To learn more about the Bantry Bay Lions visit their website at or attend their monthly meeting.