Limerick at your Fingertips
Limerick Youth Service (LYS) has launched youthmaps.ie, an exciting new website that maps the variety of services available for young people in Limerick City.
Developed by a young adults from LYS’s Community Mapping group in partnership with the Community Foundation of Ireland and SpunOut.ie, the website has details of sports clubs, schools, training centres, youth clubs, mental health services and lots more.
On clicking on www.youthmaps.ie, browsers will be guided to a colourful and easy to use page that features an interactive map, with all you need to know about the respective services and supports in Limerick City.
‘Although we live in the information age, for many the internet can be a confusing place, so having a directory and details of the relevant organisations on one site is a great asset,’ said LYS’s Stacey Lyons.
‘We have details of community services, education establishments, entertainment venues and more,’ explained Stacey, who led the Community Mapping Project
‘Many of the young people had never been involved in this type of project and as a result have become very knowledgeable about the many assets and indeed lack of assets, in Limerick,’ said Stacey.
Youthmaps.ie was designed by a group of young adults from across Limerick and Clare, with the initiative giving them a valuable insight into what it takes to create and populate a website, from the technical side to researching the information and uploading it.
Despite the formal launch of the website at LYS’s Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty recently, the job is only just beginning with Stacey calling on young people and community groups to continue ‘mapping Limerick.’
‘We only got to certain parts of the city so if your class, youth club or community group would like to get involved and map Limerick, just give us a call,’ said Stacey who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 083-8546757.
LYS wishes to congratulate Stacey and the Community Mapping Project team members on going above and beyond in producing this innovate and user friendly website.
To view photos of the launch night please click HERE
The project was supported by the Community Foundation of Ireland in partnership with SpunOut.ie and LYS.
A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.