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Garryowen Youth Together Project celebrate their first anniversary

Pictured is Johnathan Collins & Hazel Martin, LYS with John Nugent, Garryowen Residents Ass & Gillian Boland, LYS (back) and Tadgh & Sadbh Nugent, Garryowen (front)

Garryowen Youth Together Project celebrate their first anniversary

Young people, families, and members of the community joined staff and volunteers at Garryowen Youth Together Project as it celebrated its first anniversary recently. The Garryowen Project began as a new detached youth work project and in the year since the youth workers first ventured out and about in St. John’s Parish, it has become a firm part of the community.

“It’s been quite a year!’’ said LYS youth worker Johnathan Collins as he reflected on a busy first year with the Garryowen Youth Together Project. “We started out getting to know young people across and from those conversations we now have a number of youth groups and a Saturday drop-in club while our detached youth work continues to grow from strength to strength,” said Johnathan.

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Ashley Bond, Garryowen with Kelsey & Cassidy at the birthday celebrations.

“We can’t thank the community enough for making us feel very welcome and engaging with our youth project,” Johnathan added. A joint initiative between Limerick Youth Service (LYS) & Garryowen Community Development Project, It’s located at 23 John’s St, Limerick.

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 mission of the Garryowen Community Committee is to empower local people, to be actively involved in meeting the needs of their community by working together to develop sustainable services and facilities for all members of the Community which will make Garryowen a better place to live.
 
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