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Garryowen Community Garden – Representatives from Limerick Youth Service, Garryowen Community Development Project, Garryowen Residents Association and An Garda Siochana pictured above at the site of the Community Garden

Garryowen Community Garden launch promises to be a fun filled, informative afternoon, particularly for ‘green fingered enthusiasts

Garryowen Community Garden offers families and community the chance to learn more about gardening, enjoy the outdoors and socialise
All hands on deck ahead of the launch of the Garryowen Community Garden.

Limerick Youth Service (LYS), the Garryowen Community Development Project and the Garryowen Residents Association, will open the new Garryowen Community Garden at the Kilmurry Road, Garryowen (next to Geradline’s AFC) this Friday, June 21, 2024 from 3 – 5:30pm.

Young people and families from the community and beyond are invited to attend the launch in what promises to be a fun filled and informative afternoon, particularly for ‘green fingered enthusiasts’ as there will be gardening demos and an opportunity for you to plant your own flowers and blubs.

To add to the excitement of the launch of the Garryowen Community Garden, there will also games and sports for young people, entertainment and light refreshments.


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“The birth of the new Community Garden came about after conversations between young people and local community groups who were keen to develop allotments,” said Robert McCartney, LYS.

“Many of the young people have an interest in gardening and horticulture and this is an exciting opportunity for them, their families and community to learn more about gardening, enjoy the outdoors and meet each other,” said Robert, Youth Worker, LYS Youth Diversion Project.

Robert was keen to thank the young people, locals and community groups for working together to create the Garryowen Community Garden.

“They’ve all been excellent, particularly the young people who have committed a great amount of the their free time to getting the project over the line,” said Rob.

The young people are members of the Irishtown hub of the LYS Youth Diversion Project and the Garryowen Youth Together Project.

The LYS Youth Diversion Project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union with more details at eufunds.ie

The LYS Garryowen Youth Together is located at 23 John’s St, Limerick and is part of the LYS UBU Youth Projects.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to connecting with young people & encouraging them to reach their full potential.

Garryowen Community Development Project’s mission is to empower local people, to be actively involved in meeting the needs of their community by working together.

The Garryowen Residents Association aims to develop the social and community spirit of Garryowen and the surrounding community.

For more information, please contact Robert McCartney at [email protected]  or call 083-853745.

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