Dun Laoghaire Lions Club has been hosting an annual senior citizens party for many years. It is named Joe's Party in honour of the late Lion Joe Pankhurst who made a huge input to the event.
Joe's Party is not exclusively restricted to senior citizens. People living in isolation with little social contact are also invited. This year's party attended by 128 guests was held in the Graduate on February 17th
Joe's Party 2017
Lion Eamon Teehan, mc Joe's Party 2017, introduces musician Andy Barry at the Graduate on February 18. Also at Joe's Party for senior citizens are Lion Pat Howlett (left) and Lion President Larry Lohan
Left above: Michelle, daughter of Nick Hyland at the piano, entertains the guests, as did Pauline Teehan, right above
Joe's Party 2016
At Joe's Party are above (l. to r.): Dora O'Toole, Lion Paddy Fitzgibbon, Eamon Reynolds, Mary Moore and Bernie Cole. Above right: guest Joe Ryan entertains
Helping out at Joe's Party are above ( l. to r.): Lions – Larry Lohan, Joe Cuddy, Maureen Gibson, Larry Kehoe, Liam Power and John Moriarty. Above right: guest Margaret Byrne entertains
Joe's Party 2015
Above left: Dun Laoghaire Lions Club hosted Joe’s Party, left to right are: Lion Pat Howlett, Lion President Breda O’Brien and Lion Paddy Fitzgibbom. Above right: dig Joe Ryan’s waistcoat!