Lord’s Taverners Ireland has run a number of highly successful fundraising and social events since its inception.
We believe that it’s important that we provide our members with an opportunity to take part in enjoyable sporting and social occasions which also support the charitable and developmental work of the Taverners in Ireland.
We have already held a number of these events including our annual golf outing (now in it's 9th year!), visits to the dogs, a night at Leopardstown and surprisingly even a cricket match!
To date we have held seven enjoyable and successful tribute lunches to acknowledge various individuals. We paid tribute to the work of Alan Lewis and Adi Birrell on behalf of Irish cricket and a dinner to mark the 40th anniversary of Ireland’s win over the West Indies in Sion Mills at which we also made special presentations to Kyle McCallan and Roy Torrens for their fantastic contribution to Irish cricket. A tribute lunch for Des Cashell and Cecil Geelan in recognition of outstanding contribution to the community was held in the St Stephens Green Hibernian Club and in consecutive years in the Westbury Hotel we have honoured Ollie Campbell & Fergus Slattery, Liam Brady & John Giles, Ciaran Fitzgerald & Roly Meates and Donal Lenihan, Noel Murphy & Jim Neilly!
The highlight of each Lord’s Taverners Ireland calendar year has of course been the annual Christmas Lunch when we have had the great pleasure of presenting eleven very worthwhile charities with specially adapted minibuses.
We were also delighted to make cash donations to the IRFU Charitable Trust and The Harry Birrell Trust and present sports wheelchairs to The Mid West Spina Bifida Association, The Irish Wheelchair Association Sports in Kilkenny, The Galway Speeders, Clonashee Wheelcair basketball club and The Kingdom Wheelblasters as well as donating specific adapted pieces of equipment to individuals with special needs.
Over the years we have also purchased sports equipment to the value if €10,000 for the Rebel Wheelers in Cork, a multi sports club for youngsters with special needs and made a significant contribution towards the costs of a sensory room for St John of God in Islandbridge.
On top of this we have continued to part fund the Leinster Cricket Table Cricket programme for young people with severe disabilities.
We will donate our 12th minibus at this years event which will once again take place in The Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge on Thursday 14th December 2017.
In 2018 our 10th Golf Outing will take place in Castle Golf Club and a shotgun start has been confirmed on Friday 17th August. For more details, please contact Keith Cairns on 087-2572848 or Paula Cross on 087-9953397, alternatively you can email email@example.com.
Derek Brennan, Arthur Vincent, Keith Cairns, Patrick Nally, Peter Lacy, Alan McClean and Paula Cross.