Howth/Sutton Lions Club

ordinary people, amazing things.

Administration costs paid by members
100% of funds go to worthy causes

Lions Clubs International is an non-political service organisation established originally in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, by Melvin Jones and now consists of 48,000 clubs and 1.45 million members operating in almost every country of the world.

Howth/Sutton Lions Club are part of almost 100 clubs with 2,000 members on the island of Ireland organised under Ireland District 133 (established 2017) of Lions Clubs International. 

Lions Clubs on the island of Ireland are administered by a District Governor team comprising the District Governor, first and second Vice District Governors and the immediate Past District Governor. They head a Cabinet, comprising administrative officers, project officers and the chairs of Zones representing clubs throughout the country. All posts are voluntary and Lions Clubs in Ireland do not have professional staff.

About Us

Howth/Sutton Lions Club, was founded in 1969 and chartered in 1970, so serving the local community for over 50 years.
The club meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin 13, Ireland.   
Visiting Lions are always welcome. 

All funds collected by Lions Clubs go entirely to the cause we are fundraising for. All administration costs are covered by the members.

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Where we operate

Our geographical area of responsibility ranges east-west from the Howth Peninsula to Raheny. The area includes all districts from Howth to Coolock, Bonnybrook and Darndale, and parts of Raheny, i.e. Dublin postal districts 5,13 and part of 17.

Meet the team

Mary Ring

Club President

Gerry Langford

Club Secretary
Elected Director

Martin Flaherty


Blaney Russell

Immediate Past President

Joe Smith

Tail Twister

Tony Bond

External Relations, PRO
Social Media Officer

Eamonn McKiernan

Elected Director
Projects Chair

What we do

Our motto is “We Serve” and Lions put it into action every day. We’re caring men and women who come together to be the difference in our communities. We believe we can do so much more together than we can alone.
Every day, every way, Lions are investing their time, talents and resources in the communities where we live, work and serve. We believe there is no challenge that can’t be overcome when we unite for good.
Guided by the principle of ‘We Serve’, Lions Clubs in Ireland engage in projects at International, District, Zone and Club levels. Clubs contribute to major Lions projects in the areas of health, refugee support and disaster relief and participate in more than 15 District projects including an Annual Senior Citizens Holiday, Diabetes Awareness, Health Education and Supports, Carers Weekends’, a Food Appeal and Youth Projects which include a Young Ambassador programme, Student Exchanges, a Peace Poster Contest and a Youth Football Championship.

Like all of the 108 Lions Clubs spread throughout Ireland, we try to respond to a wide range of Community needs, such as raising funds for local charities, providing bursaries and scholarships to help with education and donating mini-buses for special needs transport. Our annual food appeal at Christmas provides assistance through Saint Vincent de Paul to local families in need. Raheny Hospice and Don Bosco Care are among the local charities that have benefited from our fund raising efforts.

Some of our other activities include providing financial assistance for environmental projects such as the Bayside Community Association in their creation of a community Orchard, sponsoring football gear for one of Baldoyle United’s underage teams and getting involved in local heritage projects such as the restoration of the Howth Martello Tower and the Eire 6 sign on Howth Head.

Become a Lion

Membership of a Lions Club is by invitation but all Clubs welcome new members so if you would like to help us in our work, please contact your local Lions Club and they will take it from there.

When it comes to serving our local community there is no better way of doing it than through a Lions Club. If you are interested in helping others, we have a project that will allow you to achieve this.

We help the young and the old. We help the blind and the sighted. While most of our work is focused on our local communities, we have many Third World projects. We have Environmental Projects and much more…….

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Charity Numbers

Republic of Ireland - CHY 15707

Northern Ireland - XR 90123

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