Eric’s Party

Eric and the Homeless Party

Eric and the Homeless Party

The Dublin Lions club have been hosting a Christmas party for the homeless and those in sheltered accommodation in January of each year for the past 40 years are different venues throughout Dublin city centre. The club have received support for various organisation during this period.

Eric’s Party 2017

The club identifies hostels and distributes tickets for the party for guests who must be over 18. It is a ticket only event with guests being greeted by members of the Dublin Lions club. The club provides a hot food meal and refreshments. There is also music and dance and guests participate in the event.

Recently the event has been held in the GPO with the generous support of An Post. An Post provide the facility and their staff on the night. The An Post choir also sing at the event. The hot food is generously donated by the Defence forces who provide all the catering free of charge. GARDA provide all the security on the night as they have done for many years. This ensures a very smooth event.

President McAleese with Guest

At the end of the night the guests are bid farewell with a goody bag to go away with on the night.

Fr Peter McVerry

We are in constant need of sponsors / helpers & contacts.


  • Sandwiches, biscuits, fruit etc.
  • Beverages.
  • Cutlery / delph / napkins etc.
  • Prizes, mobile top-up etc.
  • Room dressing.
  • Photographer for the night.


  • Helpers on the night.


  • Media contacts – to highlight the event/issue.
  • Music industry – to attract top acts to play.
  • Celebrity contacts – MC for the night / Guests of Honour.
Aslan at Eric's Party

Aslan at Eric’s Party

This is NOT a fundraiser, however any material donation, would be used for auction at our annual black tie fundraiser. Eric’s Party is simply a night-out for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Mary Coughlan at Eric's Party

Mary Coughlan at Eric’s Party

If you think you can help in any of the ways highlighted, simply Click here, and a Club member will get back to you promptly. The Dublin Lions Club is confident that this event will only get better and better and we would be delighted if you chose to be part of it.

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