Minister of State for Mental Health, Jim Daly TD will present an Investing in Children Award to young people with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) on Tuesday, January 22nd at Lava Java Youth Café, Lr. Glenworth St, Limerick from 11a-12pm.
‘Two years ago I was on the streets homeless and I never thought I would be going to Mexico representing my country, scoring goals for my country.’
The emotional words from Diarmuid O’Connor, a young man from Portaoise who recently represented the Republic of Ireland at the Homeless World Cup in Mexico.
Hayleigh Nugent, a student from Garryowen who achieved the top marks in this year’s Leaving Cert Applied (LCA), was presented with the Fergal Quinn Award at the Leaving Cert Applied National Conference in Athlone recently.
Hayleigh, who got 98% in the exam was joined at the LCA National Conference by her family and staff from Limerick Youth Service where she studied.
It was all hands on deck at Limerick Youth Service’s Rathkeale Youth Space recently as volunteers from Regeneron donned their overalls to help in the redevelopment of the popular West Limerick youth hub.
The Regeneron team were in Rathkeale as part of the company’s ‘Day for Doing Good’ programme, a global initiative by the pharmaceutical company.
Fifteen young people from West Limerick have just completed a youth leadership training programme with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) at the Burren Outdoor Activity Centre, Co. Clare.
The teens, who are members of Askeaton-Ballykisteen, Ballingarry and Newcastlewest youth clubs respectively, enjoyed two days of workshops & activities in the Banner County.
Mask-making, traditional games and a fortune teller greeted young people and their families at a Halloween Fair in Garryowen this past week.
Organised by Garryowen Youth Project, the Halloween Fair saw people of all ages take part in events such as an egg & spoon race and dodgeball, while others decorated their face-masks ahead of All Hallows’ Eve.
Cyber Health & Wellbeing was the central theme of Limerick Comhairle na nÓg’s AGM which was opened by the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. James Collins, at the University of Limerick recently.
Limerick Comhairle na nÓg is inviting young people (13-17yrs) to this year’s AGM which takes place at the University of Limerick on Thursday, October 25th from 9am-3pm.
The AGM is an opportunity for young people to learn about the role of Comhairle na nÓg (youth council), speak with current and past members, take part in workshops, enjoy some music and have fun.
“The digital age is expanding into all areas of our lives, and it is not just those who work in IT that will need to be alert to the digital transformation. The digital skills gap is real. Already 90% of future jobs require some level of digital literacy”.
Limerick Gardaí in association with Garvey’s, Supervalu Corbally and Centra Newcastle West are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Limerick Garda Youth Awards.
The awards are designed to acknowledge the volunteering activities of young people and those that have faced and overcome challenges in their lives.