Belmullet Erris Lions Club was founded in 1997. Lions Clubs worldwide are made up of groups of service-minded men and women who are interested in doing volunteer work to improve their communities. Since its inauguration the Belmullet Erris Lions Club has taken on many projects for the general betterment and enhancement of their local community. One of their most significant undertakings is the annual 'Erris Person of the Year Awards’
The 'Erris Person of the Year Award' was instituted to honour individuals who have served their community and who through their actions have inspired others. The nominee may not necessarily be resident in Erris but must be living within Ireland.
The 'Erris Exile of the Year Award' is open to persons born in Erris and who are now resident outside of Ireland, who have distinguished themselves by exceptional achievement whether through charitable, philanthropic or sporting endeavours, or notable commitment to the place of their birth. Belmullet/Erris Lions Club are aware of the many deserving Erris persons, at home and abroad who should be lauded and recognised for their achievements
A full resume of the endeavours and achievements of nominees must accompany nominations.
The 2019 awards ceremony will be held at the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet on the 5th of April at 7.30pm
Congratulations to Linda Conway & Sinead Diver who have been chosen as the Erris Lions Club Erris Person of the Year & Erris Exile of the year respectively for 2019.
Linda has finally been recognised for her wonderful work & fundraising efforts over the years raising the best part of two hundred thousand Euro for various groups & sporting organisations both in the Erris community and beyond.
Sinead, who comes from Corclough West & is the daughter of Eddie & Bridie and has been living in Australia since 2002 is very well known for her athletic exploits, having competed in the marathon event at both the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing and the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London. As of October 2018 her marathon personal best time is 2:25.17, run at the Melbourne Marathon in October 2018. Sinead is the 4th fastest Australian female marathoner of all time and fastest Australian female aged 40 plus. Sinead works as an IT consultant and has two children.
The Erris Lions Club awards night is on the 5th April in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel and it looks like it will be a great occasion.
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