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Northside Youths Meet Limerick’s First Citizen

Northside Youths Meet Limerick's New MayorYoung people from Ballynanty, Kileely and Thomondgate were one of the first groups to have an audience with the new Mayor of Limerick recently, as they presented Cllr. Kathleen Leddin with a petition of almost 550 signatures in support of Limerick Youth Service’s proposed Northside Youth Space.

The young people, who are members of Limerick Youth Service’s northside projects, told Mayor Leddin about their respective clubs and the programmes they take part in.

‘We take part in carpentry classes, a variety of sports and participate in a number of programmes such as social and personal development and civic responsibility,’ said Calvin Prendergast, Kileely.

Mayor Leddin also heard about the workings of a Youth Cafe as members of the 4th Corner, Northside Youth Café described the many diverse programmes they take part in, which included conquering four of Ireland’s most famous peaks last year.

The young people also spoke about conditions in the current facilitates and the positive impact the proposed state of the art Youth Space would contribute to their community.

‘Due to a lack of space if one group wants to do an indoor activity another will have to do an outdoor,’ explained Calvin adding, ‘we could certainly do with a more suitable place.

Stacey Lyons, Ballynanty, told Mayor Leddin about her experiences with Limerick Youth Service which included youth exchanges to several European countries.

‘I’ve been with Limerick Youth Service for seven years as a member, junior leader and now as a volunteer and have enjoyed every minute of it,’ said Ms. Lyons, who shared some of her adventures with Mayor Leddin.

‘I was at an international YouthBank Conference in Berlin this year and we’re currently putting the final touches together for the visit of a group of young people from France,’ added Ms. Lyons.

The young people thanked Mayor Leddin for taking time out from her busy schedule to listen to their wishes to see the development of a dedicated Northside Youth Space.

‘I may put some of your carpentry skills to use,’ laughed the 817th Mayor of Limerick, when speaking to the group.

Mayor Leddin congratulated all on their many achievements and wished them well in their busy summer programmes.

Limerick Youth Service, now in its fortieth year, remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

ENDS####

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Dermot Troy, Communications Officer, Limerick Youth Service.

dermott@limerickyouthservice.com Tel: 061-412444/083-1726898

 

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