Lava Java’s Youth Cafe

Lava Java’s Youth Cafe is a youth led project right in the centre of Limerick City providing a fun, friendly, active and engaging environment for Limerick’s vibrant and diverse young people. Since its opening in 2007, it has been a youth led service open to all the creative young people of Limerick.

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This Youth Cafe is developed by young people for young people. What does that mean? It means that we have a space that welcomes young people regardless of whom they are or where they come from. We’ve created a place that holds the talents and opinions of young people at its core.

It’s not just a place for a cuppa tea…

The youth cafe exists to aid young people in developing interests in their lives. We have an active youth music scene, running both live shows and workshops for young performers and musicians. We are also heavily involved civically, with young people from Lava Java’s actively involved in Limerick Local Heroes, the National Youth Council of Ireland (Vote@16, We’re Here, Hear Us Now) and Comhairle na nÓg. All these and much more (Ultimate Frisbee, trips away, training and development workshops, the list goes on) all make the experience of Limerick’s youth entirely more enjoyable.

We are also present to help young people to become active within their community. This goal is achieved via the Youth Committee. We’re a team and we have one goal-Limerick’s young people will always come first and we will always strive to represent them as best we can.

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Opening times:

  • Thursday, 16:30-20:00hrs
  • Friday, 16:00-21:00hrs
  • Saturday, 15:00-20:00hrs

Open to all young people aged 14 -19years of age that are willing to be nice, open minded, and respect other young people involved as well as the lovely staff.

Consent forms will be made available to all new members.


John Real, Lava Java’s Youth Café, 5 Lower Glentworth St, Limerick.

Email: Tel: 061-412444.

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

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