A very warm welcome to the many delegates arriving into Kinsale this weekend for the 50th Annual Convention of Lions Club Ireland. Kinsale and District Lions Club was selected to host this prestigious event which celebrates and recognises the great work done by local Lions clubs. The Kinsale Convention Team under the leadership of Eddie McCarthy and Hal McElroy and their colleagues has put together a programme which is very much about friendship and fun. On Friday night a ‘Dine Around Kinsale’ event is organised to be followed by the Convention Club in Actons Hotel where the emphasis will be on music and craic. Saturday will see partners offered the opportunity to visit the town of Kinsale and to sample some of its many attractions and a formal District Governors ball will be held on Saturday evening. This special 50th Convention will bring together the officers of the Clubs and the Irish District Executive, who will plan new projects, develop national programmes, train new officers from all Clubs and celebrate the good work which continues in the spirit of ‘Lionism’. We wish them the very best during their stay here.