Clubs President, Brian Shannon

Welcomes You

To The Rotary Club Of
Strabane Lifford.




We meet on Wednesday at 1pm

Fir Trees Hotel

 Venue Address: Melmount Road, Strabane, Co. Tyrone.

Venue Phone:( 028 ) 7138 2382

All Visiting Rotarians Are Very Welcome.



If you would like to take part in the Rotary Young Photographer Competition
or would like to know more, Please contact Aodh Mc Cay or any member of the Strabane Lifford Rotary Club.



Video of the Schools Choir

Competition 2019




Our Golden Jubilee 1968 -2018

50 year working with and for the local community and beyond.


Rotary Club of Strabane-Lifford's Exhibition in the Strabane Library on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th September






Our Club's Annual Primary / National School Choir competition
17th April 2018

President of the Rotary Club of Strabane-Lifford, Kenneth Rutherford, presents gift to Ms Catherine Given, Assistant Adjudicator of their recent Annual Primary/National School Choir Competition.

President of the Rotary Club of Strabane-Lifford, Kenneth Rutherford, presents gift to Ms Alice Gildea, Adjudicator of their recent Annual Primary/National School Choir Competition.

President of the Rotary Club of Strabane-Lifford, Kenneth Rutherford, presents gift to Ms Catherine Given, Assistant Adjudicator of their recent Annual Primary/National School Choir Competition.

Rotary Club of Strabane-Lifford’s Annual Primary/National School Choir competition 2018.

Writeup following Competition. Rotary Club of Strabane-Lifford’s Annual Primary/National Choir competition that recently took place in Holy Cross College, Strabane, has been hailed a massive success by all ofthe schools that participated. The club would like to acknowledge and thank all who had supported them in this their 7th Competition. The Club has been running this Choir Competition since 2012 making this year was their 7th Annual Competition. It is a tribute to the members of the club that they have been able to keep it going since then. The motto of Rotary is Service above Self. Service to the local, national and international communities on vocational, educational, charitable and humanitarian grounds. They have a strong youth activities service programme promoting interview skills, young musicians, young photographers, young writers, ambassadorial scholarships and youth exchange programmes between countries. This is why they are so passionate about this Choir Competition as it epitomises Rotary values and provision of opportunities inscribed in the service of Rotary. They would hope all this might strike a chord with the local community and encourage recruitment. This competition could not have happened without the support and enthusiasm of the participating Schools, teaching staff and their pupils. They sincerely thank all the schools for taking part in this year’s competition and over the past seven years, especially the pupils who had all the hard work rehearsing and then performing on the evening of the competition. They also wish to express thanks to the Principal and staff of Holy Cross College, adjudicators, Alice Gildea and Catherine Given, Compere Miss Suzanne Brown andPrincipals –Staff -MusicalDirectors- accompanists of the participating schools.

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# 1. Presentation of minute book by President Ken Rutherford

The Rotary Club of Strabane - Lifford held their 1st AGM in the Abercorn Arms Hotel, Strababne, on Wednesday 21st February 1968 @ 7.30pm, a total of 31 attended. Mr Jim McGaffin was elected 1st President, today 50 years later our two surviving founder members are Sam Martin & Hill Robinson.

Strabane Lifford when charted was the 31st club in Ireland, today the total stands at 73. The Club has a very distinctive design on there bannerette "The bridge across the river Foyle which connects Strabane Lifford, straddles a polical divide, within our club,
men & women of different religious beliefs and political opinions,
come together in fellowship to offer service to both communities.

1. Photo - President Ken Rutherford presents the 1st Minute book to Paul Crawford, who read the AGM minutes of 50 Years ago.

2. President Ken Rutherford presenting a club bannerette  to Mrs Valerie Corrigan of the Rotary Club of St. NEOTS, Cambridgeshire, England on her visit to Strabane.

3. The Rotary Club of Strabane Lifford with President Ken Rutherford.


# 2. Presentation of bannerette

# 3. he Rotary Club of Strabane Lifford with President Ken Rutherford


Christmas 2017

Hi All,

Remembrance tree 2017 Strabane and Raphoe -  Thanks to all who have given their time to "man "
our Christmas Tree" it has been fun with charity in mind.

Reminder, Next Saturday 16th December @ 11.30am in SuperValu Strabane we hope to have our annual "Christmas Carol get-together". We hope to have members of the choirs  from both churches to assist. We ask as many of Rotarians, members of the churches and of course our good friends to come along. Thanking you
Harry Friar


Photo 1- Rotary Officers 2017/18 (Lt. to Rt.) John McCosker - Secretary,

Ken Rutherford - President, Harry Friar  Treasurer,

Colm Gallagher - past President.


Photo 2  Ken Rutherford receives his chain of office from

Colm Gallagher past president

Photo 3   President Ken and Joy Rutherford with Rotarians and guests

Photo 4 Presentation of cups & Trophies -
Harry Friar - Visitation Trophy, John McCosker - Rotarian of the year, Paul Crawford - Attendance Tankard

Photo  5  President Ken Rutherford with family & friends

(Lt to Rt.Front Row)  Mark Rutherford, Ken Rutherford, Joy

Rutherford & Matthew Rutherford.

(Lt. to Rt. back row) James & Dawn Wray & Renee & Ronnie


Photo  6   Past President Colm Gallagher receiving his past presidents

jewel from President Ken Rutherford.




Schools from the Choir Competition 2017




Colin Gallagher(Lt) President of Strabane Lifford Rotary Club, welcomes Peter Clampett (middle) as a new member to the club. Peter was a past President but left due to work commitments, Ken Rutherford (Rt.) his proposer.



Harry Friar

Rotaries Christmas Tree of Remembrance



Rrotary youth leadership awards 2016



Presentation by President Colm Gallagher of a cheque for £600 to  Grainne McGettigan regional fundraiser  of Cancer Care West. This Charity offers support to those affected by cancer - in counselling, practical classes and therapies - throughout the west including Donegal.

Photo - Cath McCay, Grainne McGettigan, Harry Friar, Mabel Crawford and Colm Gallagher





The death has occurred of:

Past President of the Strabane Lifford Rotary Club

November 2, 2016, peacefully, at Woodmount Nursing Home, late of 8 Greenlaw Drive, Ballymagorry, Strabane, (ex Postmaster Strabane), beloved husband of the late Lily (Gordon) and dear father of Elaine, Anne and the late Gil (Joe), loving grandfather of Sarah, Danielle, Sandie and Zara.






The annual McCay Bridge Tournament in St. Pats Hall 2016.

Photo 1 - Rtn Aodh McCay, President Rtn. Colm Gallagher, Cathleen McCay Sponsor, Eric McNicholl Tournament Organiser, Rtn. Maurice Simms

Photo 2 - Winner of the McCay Memorial Bridge Cup - Jim O'Sullivan/Mary Duffy (Letterkenny)

Photo 3 - Runner up - Sean McNutt/John McClenaghan ( Buncrana)

Photo 4 - Michael McLaughlin/Sean McGinley

Change Over Night 2016

Photo 1 - Rotary Change over - Aodh McCay (out going President) handing over chain of office to incoming President Colm Gallagher.
Photo 2 - Entertainment at Rotary Dinner in the Fir Trees Hotel to Rotarians and guests - Martin Gallen gave an interesting talk on the history, make up and playing of the Uilleann pipes - Ireland National pipes.
Photo 3 - Left to Right - Bill McCauley - Rotarian of the year/ Best attendance,
Harry Friar - Hon. Treaswurer/ Best Visitation, Colin Gallagher - Incoming President, John McCosker - Hon. Secretary/ winner of the Sam Martin Trophy.

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Bill McCauley

A fantastic achievement by Bill McCauley

and John McCosker plus the members of Strabane Lifford Rotary Club

a lot of young children will get this life changing operation, see below for details:


Michael McAteer,

Past President Strabane Lifford Rotary Club

Passed away on October 7th 2015

Much respected and missed member of our club


















John McCosker

Schools Choir

Competition 2019

Money raised will goto each of the participating Schools

To All That Help Our Rotary Club