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Kitty Dwane & Paul Kiely

Kitty & PaulJune sees the retirement of two of Limerick Youth Service’s best known members,  Kitty Dwane and Paul Kiely.

Both, who have been a part of LYS for decades, were honoured at LYS’s recent Celebration of Volunteering evening.

Speaking to a packed gathering Catherine Kelly, Director, LYS, paid tribute to Kitty and Paul and their commitment to Limerick’s young people.

‘Kitty has been part of LYS for as long as most of us can remember. When I joined in 1984 she was one of the first friends I made and to this day, she continues to be there for everyone, young and old,’ said Ms. Kelly.

A native Kerry, Kitty started with LYS in 1979 as a volunteer and during her time with LYS has severed in a number of roles.

Kitty was presented with flowers, a plaque and specially embroidered white bakers shirt to signify her time with LYS restaurant and baking team.

Despite his attempts to shy away at the back of the room, Paul Kiely was next up with Catherine Kelly noting that Paul has been volunteering with young people since 1969.

‘Paul was a volunteer on the city’s northside for many years and was synonymous with soccer, disco dancing and bringing at least 200 people to Ballyloughran for their summer holiday each year-knowing there were no more than 100 beds!,’ laughed Ms. Kelly.

A great football fan, Paul was presented with a Limerick FC sports jacket and a plaque though a suitable baseball cap could not be found!

All at LYS would like to thank Kitty and Paul for their commitment to young people and LYS and wish them both the very best for the future

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