The countdown is on to this year’s Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle. Please see the video below for a preview of the course. Start time is 9:30am in Kilcornan Community Hall, Co. Limerick. The cycle will finish 112KM later in Doolin, Co. Clare.
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Limerick Youth Service enjoyed success on the football field recently as they won the inaugural Electric Aid Suicide and Prevention Awareness Munster Cup.
Held at the Glen Resource Centre, Cork city, the tournament brought together twelve diverse teams with immigrant and homeless groups to taking to the pitch with young adults.
Young people from Ballynanty, Kileely and Thomondgate were one of the first groups to have an audience with the new Mayor of Limerick recently, as they presented Cllr. Kathleen Leddin with a petition of almost 550 signatures in support of Limerick Youth Service’s proposed Northside Youth Space.
There was standing room only at the Irishtown Youth Hub recently as members of the Watergate Youth Group received their Certificates of Achievements following a successful and enjoyable year.
The young people, who hail from the close knit Watergate community in Limerick city, were presented with their Certificates by Catherine Kelly, Director, Limerick Youth Service.
Young people from Abbeyfeale recently completed an IT course with a difference after they finished an eleven week ‘Involvement Training’ programme facilitated by Limerick Youth Service.
Limerick Youth Service’s third, youngest and some say trendiest youth cafe, Laff Caff, celebrated its second birthday on Friday last, June 21st.
Located at The Factory, Southside Youth Space, Laff Caff has grown in popularity and become a firm fixture in the lives of so many young people on the city’s southside.
Sixth class students from a number of east Limerick primary schools received their ‘Moving on Up’ Certificates of Achievements at an awards ceremony at John the Baptist Secondary School, Hospital recently.
The graduates, whose time at primary school will soon be drawing to a close, completed Limerick Youth Service aptly titled ‘Moving on Up’ Primary to Secondary Transition Programme.
The young people of Limerick received a timely boost with the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for a dedicated, state of the art Youth Space in Ballynanty, Limerick.
At a time of bad news following on from bad news, exams leading to emigration, a vital positive step in assisting the next generation was taken with the grant.
There were joyous scenes at Nicholas St Youth Space recently as young people graduated from an Employability Skills Programme that was taught by Limerick Youth Service and funded by FÁS.
Frankie Daly, Youth worker with Ballynanty Garda Youth Diversion Project talks about youth work in the Northside of Limerick and how he as a young person was influenced to get involved in youth work as a career.