District 71 - UK & Ireland

Welcome to District 71. District 71 is a strong, proud district constituted in 1972. Currently, our District is made up of over 180 clubs and 4,300 members and spans across Ireland, Scotland, Northern Wales, Northern England, Midlands, and East of England Find out where our clubs are, about the big events that go on throughout the year, who makes up your district leadership team and the diary of events for the year.

  • Michael Collins, Kevin Lee, Red Skelton

    Michael Collins, Kevin Lee, Red Skelton

  • D71 out in force in Washington

    D71 out in force in Washington

Latest News

Latest News

Find out the latest happenings in District 71
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Find out about all the important upcoming events
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Find a club.

Find a club.

Find a local club? Why not visit a club while on holidays?
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District Team

District Team

What does the D71 District Leadership team look like?
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District Newsletter – August 2016


What has been happening in our District?

Read all about it in our August 2016 newsletter.

STOP PRESS World Championship of Public Speaking


Simon Scriver who will be representing District 71 at the semi-finals of the World Champion of Public Speaking in Washington DC on Thursday 18th August and finals will take place on Saturday 20th August.  Click here To read our recent World Championship of Public Speaking release 12 Aug 2016.


Capture the electric atmosphere at one of  following hubs which will be LIVE STREAMING these contests. Dublin Club in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2 – To purchase your ticket through eventbrite for just 10euro  click on http://bit.ly/2arVyHt.

Thursday contest also being shown by Tralee Toastmasters.  Make your way to IT Tralee for 6:30 entrance fee 5euro.



Interview with Simon Scriver

Simon Scriver with Karen O'DonnellSimon Scriver is representing District 71 in the International Speech Contest, in Washington, August 2016.  Click here to view – Interview with Simon Scriver.



Dubhlinn Wildcard Workshops Open

speaker-keynoteDo you have an idea for a great workshop?

Do you have what it takes to speak on the District stage?

The application process is now open.  Click Dubhlinn Workshop Application to apply.  Closing date is August 5th.

Congratulations …. Select Distinguished

Under the leadership of 2015/2016 District Director Kevin Lee, District 71 has achieved Select Distinguished status.  This is a massive achievement and it means that even more members are benefiting from the Toastmasters program.  See the numbers that make up this achievement.

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District Autumn Conference


Ensure your contact details are up to date

Are you getting regular emails from the District Leadership Team?

  • Updates from Kevin Lee
  • Monthly Educational Updates
  • Newsletters and various other correspondence

Be sure that your email address is up to date by logging on to www.toastmasters.org and check “My Account”

D71 Speech and Evaluation Contest Results

International Speech Contest

  • 1st – Simon Scriver  – “Nuggets of Love”
  • 2nd – Jim J.Davidson – “Matthew, Tonight I am Going to Be … “
  • 3rd – Kieran Butler – “The Single Life”

Evaluation Contest

  • 1st – James McGinty
  • 2nd – Pat Sexton
  • 3rd – Aine Ni Ghlinn

For photos and a report on the weekend check out www.limerick2016.co

New D71 Leadership Team 2016 – 2017

The 2016 – 2017 District Leadership Team (DLT) is as follows

  • District Director – Michael Collins
  • Program Quality Director – Robert Skelton
  • Club Growth Director – Patricia O’Reilly
  • Public Relations Manager – Karen O’Donnell
  • Administration Manager – Sam Warner
  • Finance Manager – John Cox

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10 days to the Limerick Conference

Niamh BriggsDistrict 71 is delighted to present Niamh Briggs, the Communication and Leadership Award, the highest District Award to a non-Toastmaster.   As captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby Team, as a twice winner of the Six Nation’s Grand Slam, and as a member of An Garda Síochána; Niamh’s commitment and courage to reach further to participate and to lead with vision, is an inspiration we can all draw strength from. Come along and be part of this presentation at 2pm on Friday 13th May at the Limerick Riverside Conference.  Free to attend especially for any local Toastmasters or aspiring rugby players!


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