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New Youth Project in Ballycummin/Raheen

Shelly Goggin & Gordon Winthorp, Ballycummin Detached Youth Work Project

A new detached youth work project in Ballycummin and the surrounding areas has been launched by Limerick Youth Service (LYS).

The Ballycummin Detached Youth Work Project will see youth workers engage with young people on Friday evenings in the Raheen, Mungret, Dooradoyle and Ballycummin communities.

Nicholas St Youth Space

Young people, volunteers, neighbours and representatives from local schools and organisations dropped by Limerick Youth Service’s newly refurbished youth space in King’s Island on recently.

Located in the heart of Limerick’s Medieval Quarter, Nicholas St Youth Space is home to a number of youth clubs/projects with new ventures on the horizon.

Minister Launches Counselling Video

Minister for Mental Health, Jim Daly TD was at Limerick Youth Service this past week where he presented members of the youth organisation with an Investing in Children Membership Award and launched a video called ‘What is Counselling?’

Minister Daly was welcomed to LYS by CEO Fiona O’Grady and members of LYS’ Be Well Mental Health Youth Advisory Panel with its Chairperson, Cian Guer

Mental Health Minister at LYS

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.

Limerick to Mexico for the World Cup

‘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 Portlaoise who recently represented the Republic of Ireland at the Homeless World Cup  in Mexico.

Craig Honoured at Garda Youth Awards

Craig O’Brien, a volunteer with St. Patrick’s Youth Club and a Munster representative on the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, was honoured at the recent Garda Youth Awards at the Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick.

Top Marks for Hayleigh

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.

Regeneron at Rathkeale

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.

Irish & Maltese Teens Stress SHAM for Mental Health

 Above: Irish & Maltese Youths United for SHAM
Young people from Limerick Youth Service have just returned from a youth exchange in Malta that focused on the importance of space in supporting a young person’s mental health.

Christmas Fair at LYS

Old St. Nic at LYS

With the festive period fast approaching and thoughts turning to gifts, a trip to the annual Limerick Youth Service Christmas Fair on Thursday, December 13th 10am-2pm may be just what you need!

The Christmas Fair, which takes place at the LYS’ Community Training Centre, is one of the most popular events in the calendar and will give the Limerick public the opportunity to experience a Chri

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