District Convention

District Convention Westport 2018

Westport Lions club are honoured to be hosting the first District 133 Convention on April 27th 2018, having been rescheduled due to the recent Beast from the East weather event! It is being held in the wonderful Westport Hotel.

The weekend gets underway on Friday afternoon with a golf event. This will be held on Westport Golf Clubs Championship course. The Course has held the West of Ireland championships in its time and continues to attract top Golfers to enjoy the amazing scenery and spectacular views of Clew Bay. Anybody interested in taking part can contact Jock at jockjackson@eircom.net.

Delegates can arrive and check in on Friday evening and at approx 6.00pm it is planned to have some spectacular music to launch the weekend.  The usual Host Night dinner will not be happening this year but food will be available in the hotel bar during the evening and casual entertainment will also be provided. Westport is renowned for its music and boasts some of best musicians and music pubs in the country.

Convention will start bright and early on Saturday morning. DG Teresa has tweaked a few things and I think delegates will find the business end of things to be much more beneficial and informative. It is hoped that many ideas will be shared and that everybody will come away feeling they have learned something new and worthwhile. Carvery lunch will be available then back to work.

For those partners and visitors who are not attending the convention there is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the local area. All the details are not fully ironed out yet but the ‘partner’s trip’ promises be spectacular. The plan is to keep it simple and local. Westport is only a short drive from the stunning Delphi Valley, Ashleigh Falls and Killary Harbour. Then back in to Westport House for a tour and refreshments. Finishing up with some discount shopping in Westport and live entertainment in the world famous Matt Molloy’s Pub.

Saturday evening will see more amazing music at the reception for the District Governor's Banquet & Ball. A top class meal followed by lively music from local bands will while the night away. Westport was voted by the Irish Times readers as ‘the best place to live in Ireland’. Why not take your time on Sunday and get out and about and see this majestic part of the world. You can hire a bike and try out the ‘Greenway’, a 50 kilometre cycle track from Westport to Achill.

Booking for Convention 2018 is by ringing the Westport Hotel Reservation team at (098) 25122. If you have any enquiries regarding convention or if you have any special requirements, you can also contact Sara at the Westport Lions Club – sara@ryansteel.eu.

For more information go to Members Area in this site to download information pdf.