Mitchelstown native takes over chain as District Governor Lions Clubs of Ireland
Mitchelstown native, Liam Lyons, is the new District Governor of the Lions Clubs of Ireland. Now retired, Liam is originally from 63 Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown and is the youngest son of Dan Joe and Bridie Lyons.
Liam, will head up the organisation of which there are 112 clubs and 2,500 members. He formally accepted the chain of office at a special function in the Anner Hotel, Thurles which was attended by a large number of Lions members from far and wide.
Speaking after his appointment, Liam said that the road ahead will be difficult due to the financial constraints in which our country and our people now find its self in today.
The result of this is that there will be numerous requests for help and our resources will be stretched to its limits but I believe that the Lions Clubs of Ireland will rise to this new and daunting challenge.
As a youngster growing up in Mitchelstown, Liam went to school at the local CBS and later, went on to join Bank of Ireland. With the bank he served in West Cork and Cork City before settling in Thurles where he met his wife Anne, who also worked in Bank of Ireland.
During his period of office, Liam will visit all the Lions clubs and sit on the international council and other bodies. He recently returned from the the Lions Clubs' international convention in Hamburg, Germany.
This new role is one which Liam will pursue with much energy. We would like to wish him well in his tenure as District Governor.
Tuesday 13th August 9:22am