Left to right: club president Eamon Teehan and his wife Pauline, district governor of Lions Clubs Ireland, Frank O'Donoghue and his wife Elaine.

Dun Laoghaire Lions Club, a non-profit charitable organisation, celebrates 50 years of service to the local community this year.

Since 1969 the group has been active in fundraising for services such as providing toy hampers for needy families at Christmas and helping to develop a tranquility garden at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.

The Lions also offer diabetic screenings, senior citizen holidays and social days out along with numerous other activities. 

The club currently boasts 33 members, all of which are active in fundraising and providing community services.

Club president, Eamon Teehan said about the organisation: “The members are ordinary people from the community who come together to improve the quality of life for people who find themselves in a less fortunate situation than ourselves.”

A golden jubilee celebration was held at the Royal Marine Hotel and all proceeds raised from advertising in the souvenir brochure and the auction held on the night will go towards the rehabilitation of Sean Cox, the Liverpool FC fan from Dunboyne who was seriously injured in an unprovoked attack last year.