LYS Blog

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Top Marks for LCA Class

There were joyous and emotional scenes at Limerick Youth Service (LYS) this past week as students received their Leaving Cert Applied (LCA) results.

The students, who have been studying their LCA at LYS’ Community Training Centre, saw their hard work rewarded with excellent results that were among the highest in the country.

D’Islanders Visit Liverpool


A trip to the Bluecoat Arts Centre, a tour of Anfield and a little bit of shopping were all ticked off the diary by young people with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) who were on a recent trip to Liverpool.

The girls, who are members of LYS’ D’Islanders Youth Group, also met Emma Smith, Liverpool Irish Festival who visited the the young people while in Limerick.

Youth Fun Day in Castletroy

Magicians, rappers and a demonstration from the University of Limerick’s Science Dept await young people (10yrs+) at Castletroy Youth Club’s free Fun Day in Lisnagry on Monday, July 16th (10am-1pm).

Summer in Castleconnell

Orienteering, kayaking, rock climbing, archery and abseiling- it has been a busy start to the summer for young people in Castleconnell.

The teenagers, who are members of Limerick Youth Service’s Castleconnell youth groups, have also enjoyed a trip to Kilkee, football at The Factory Southside Youth Space and an overnight in Kippure, Co. Wicklow.

Pride Youth Party

Celebrating Pride at Lava Javas

Limerick Youth Service (LYS) & GOSHH will host Limerick’s only Pride Youth Party at Lava Javas Youth Cafe, Lr Glentworth St, Limerick on Friday, July 6th (5:30-9pm).
A celebration of the LGBT+ youth community, this year’s Pride Youth Party is open to all young people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or race are invited.

Lob the Cob World Champion

Lob the Cob World Champion and Best Swiss Roll were two of the many accolades achieved by young people from Limerick Youth Service (LYS) at the Alliance of Bakery Students & Trainees (ABST) Conference held at Alton Towers, England recently.

Busy Bike Week at LYS

Young people with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) marked Limerick Smarter Travel’s Bike Week by holding two ‘Repair Your Rothar’ workshops and cycling through Ballyhoura Bike Trail.

A Smoker’s Nightmare

One boy ignores his friend’s warnings about why he needs to stop smoking.  Will he quit after a nightmare that predicts his future?

That is the question asked in A Smoker’s Nightmare, a thought provoking short film made by teenage boys from Limerick Youth Service.

Repair Your Rothar at LYS

The Bike Workshop at The Factory Southside Youth Space

As part of the National Bike Week cycling festival, Limerick Youth Service (LYS) will hold two bike repair workshops at The Factory Southside Youth Space and the Northside Youth Space on Monday, June 11th and Thursday, June 14th respectively.

On Yer Bike Class Graduate

There was joyous scenes at the Southside Youth Space recently as eight young people who took part in a bike programme with Limerick Youth Service (LYS), received their Certificates of Achievement from the Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr. Seán Lynch.

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