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What is Rotary ?…..It’s one of the best decisions you can make !

Rotary Kilkenny began in 1979 and is an active group of professional men and women who want to use their skills to ‘give back’ to the community, locally, nationally and internationally and at the same time network and develop better understanding of others in our community.

We fundraise, help youth development, host topical and high profile speakers and provide a means to network. Rotary is the largest voluntary service organisations in the world with 1.2 million members.

Our slogan is ‘Putting service before self’’

Locally Rotary is probably best known for running the Remembrance Tree collections in aid of the Carlow-Kilkenny Homecare team and have raised nearly €100,000 for that noble cause to date.

Rotary also runs a Youth Leadership competition running interviews in participating local secondary schools to select students showing promising communication and leadership skills many of whom go onto represent Ireland at a youth parliament held in the EU Parliament chamber in Strasbourg.

Rotary Kilkenny have supported Kilkenny Relay for Life from the start, entering a relay team since the start of this event in Kilkenny raising money for The Irish Cancer Society.

Internationally Rotary is the leading voluntary service organisation involved in the fight to eradicate Polio Globally.

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