District Convention

District Convention Westport 2018

Mary Robinson for Ballina Convention

Ballina Lions Club is gearing up to welcome Lions from all over District 133 to the 51st Annual Convention which will be held in the County Mayo town from 6th to 8th March 2020. Ballina, home of the famous River Moy, is Mayo's largest town. There is a rich variety of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs in the town, which is famous for its hospitality and excellent accommodation base. The River Moy is internationally acknowledged as an exceptional salmon fishery, producing several thousand salmon to the rod annually.

The famous Ridge Pool, the salmon anglers paradise, is located in the heart of the town. Ballina has a very active Lions club, and last year it was involved in over 50 projects. This year the Lions are putting all their energy into hosting the best National Convention there has ever been! Former President Mary Robinson has agreed to Open the 2020 Convention and to speak on Friday evening. She is a native of Ballina and is closely associated with Ballina Lions Club. The theme of this years event is 'The Environment’, a subject on which Mrs Robinson has become a leading International voice in recent years.

On Saturday our keynote speaker will be George Lee RTE's Environment and Science correspondent. Ballina Lions are organising a number of trips around the locality giving guests the opportunity to sample the best our local food and drinks producers have to offer. Come to Convention 2020 for a weekend of Fun, Food, Friendship and Wild West of Ireland Craic!!

Booking details can be found on: www.ballinalionsclub.ie/convention-2020

Accommodation rates are for those attending the convention only and are quoted on a pre-pay basis. Cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Having made your selection Great National Hotel Ballina will be in touch to confirm and take payment.

The basic package costs €185.00 Per Person Sharing and includes two nights accommodation in a standard room with two people sharing, Convention Registration, Ticket for Gala Ball and partner programme for those not attending convention. A ‘Taste of Ballina’ night on Friday costs an additional €40 per person and delegates can stay on Thursday night for an additional €40 pps. While every effort will be made to accommodate as many guests as possible for the Ball (tickets €55) it will sell out and therefore bookings are on a first come - first serve basis.