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Southside Youth Cafe Turns Two

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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 ‘Moving on Up’

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.

Limerick’s Youth Receive Timely Boost from An Bord Pleanála Decision

Primary to Secondary Transition Programmes

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.

Graduation Time for Abbey Youth

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 talks about Youth work

Celebrating 40 years

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.

Limerick Youth Service Welcome An Bord Pleanála Decision

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Limerick Youth Service is thrilled with the decision by An Bord Pleanála to support the development of a dedicated Youth Space in Ballynanty.

‘We recognise the need for this Youth Space and the positive contribution it will make to the city’s northside communities,’ said Catherine Kelly, Director, Limerick Youth Service.

Traveller Pride Week at The Factory

Over 100 Members of the Traveller Community from Limerick city sites and its environs gathered at The Factory: Southside Youth Space, Limerick, recently for an evening of celebration as part of Traveller Pride Week.

The festivities mixed fun and entertainment with information and awareness stands aimed at all members of the Travelling Community.

Limerick Youth Service says ‘Thanks’ to Volunteers

Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Maria Byrne and rugby star Marcus Horan, were among the many famous faces at the Clarion Hotel on Friday last, May 24th for Limerick Youth Service’s Celebration of Volunteering.

Launch of Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle 2013

The annual Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle was officially launched by Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Maira Byrne, at Limerick Youth Service’s 40th anniversary celebration at the Clarion Hotel, Limerick on Friday last, May 24th.

A Celebration of Volunteering

Limerick Youth Service is invited all volunteers, past and present, to a Celebration of Volunteering at the Clarion Hotel, Steamboat Quay, Limerick on Friday next, May 24th at 7:30pm.

‘Volunteers have been at the core of our charity since Sr. Joan founded LYS 40 years ago,’ said Catherine Kelly, Director, LYS.

Contact Information

Limerick Youth Service
5 Lower Glentworth Street
Limerick, Rep. of Ireland

Office Hours:
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: +353 (0)61 412 444
Fax: +353 (0)61 412 795
email: lys@limerickyouthservice.com


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