Message from President Dermot Byrne
Welcome to our web site! The panel opposite gives an indication of our current and upcoming activities. This is updated as required. Email comments and inquiries are welcomed and will be promptly answered. Chartered in 1963, we are active in all the avenues of Rotary service and have won many awards doing so. Our membership is currently 24. Our Monday lunch warmly welcomes visits by Rotarians from near and far.
Immediate past president Tom Burke delivered a further consignment of 25 bikes to Jim Keeley of the Irish Prison Service who will have them refurbished at the prison before passing them on for delivery to Africa Enlarge
Immediate past president Tom Burke delivers 25 Bikes for Africa to Rotarian John Donovan who provided transport for delivery to the prison service Enlarge
President Tom presents past president Joe Lynam with the Rotarian of the Year trophy for work on the club's website.
President Dermot Byrne receives his chain of office from outgoing president Tom Burke, watched by his wife Ursula. More photos
President Tom Burke presents a cheque for 9000 Euros to St. Vincent de Paul, the proceeds of our Concert. More photos
Rotary Int. President 2011/12 ,Kaylan Banerjee , from Vapi in India, who is on an International Tour promoting Foundation at a Rotary dinner in his honour at the Strand Hotel with (L to R)Limerick Thomond President James Shivnan and Limerick Shannon President Tom Burke Enlarge
Julia Iribarren , Rotarian from Argentina, who visited with us in May, is seen presenting our banner to her Club President back in Argentina. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Lujan , outside Buenos Aires, and was here in Ireland for 3 weeks, researching her ancestors, The Gleesons from Kilrush, who emigrated to Argentina in 1850. Enlarge
President Tom Burke presents our current mayor with his Paul Harris Fellowship award for services to Limerick during our recent President's Dinner.
So far we have sent 65 bikes to Africa, the latest batch sent in August (see pics opposite) click for further details
Dragon Boat Racing
Rotarian Senator Maria Byrne cuts the ribbon to officially launch the Shannon Dragons new dragon boat at Castleconnell, Limerick on August 2th.
Dragonboating is an international venture proven to improve fitness and rehabilitation after breast cancer surgery. Evidence has shown that exercise after breast cancer is not only safe, but beneficial. The specific movement of paddling can play an important part in preventing and/or improving lymphoedema, a chronic swelling of tissues that can occur due to surgery. Apart from the obvious physical benefits, it is also hugely beneficial for mental health and well-being, plus boosting energy levels and promoting better sleep.
We held our annual International Women's Day Lunch on March 12th at the Greenhills Hotel in conjuction with our sister club Limerick Thomond and the Soroptimists. There were 200 people in attendance from all walks of life. The beneficiary this year was the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Unit at University Hospital Limerick. We presented them with a cheque for 2500 Euros which will be used to make the unit a more comfortable place for patients.
In the Pipeline
Blood Pressure Awareness Day - Autumn 2017
Remembrance Tree - Christmas 2017
International Women's Day Lunch - March 2018