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Limerick signs Agreement with the Irish Network of Learning Cities at a special event in Belfast City Hall

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Learning Cities – Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Michael Long, pictured in centre, alongside Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Alderman Graham Warke, Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Tony Fitzgerald and Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Councillor Tom Ruddle at City Hall in Belfast as they renewed their commitment to promote learning across all five cities and city regions.

Limerick renews agreement to promote learning across all five Irish Network of Learning Cities

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The Lord Mayor of Belfast hosted the delegations in which they all signed up to an extended five-year period of collaboration to use learning to improve the lives of all citizens.

The Deputy Mayor of Limerick City and County, Councillor Tom Ruddle has signed an agreement renewing Limerick’s commitment to promoting learning across all five cities and city regions in the Irish Network of Learning Cities.

Deputy Mayor Ruddle was part of a delegation that travelled to Belfast City Council this week to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with members of the network, who come from Limerick, Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Derry and Strabane.

The Lord Mayor of Belfast hosted the delegations in which they all signed up to an extended five-year period of collaboration to use learning to improve the lives of all citizens.

Speaking at the signing, Deputy Mayor Tom Ruddle said, “This Memorandum of Understanding is an important agreement to commit each city to work together and provide mutual support to help deliver on the vision of a Learning City for all. Peer support and empathy are key drivers of our partnership. I am delighted to be signing this Learning Limerick Agreement with our Learning City friends in the Irish Network of Learning Cities. We look forward to our fruitful collaborations and we commit to actively supporting the work of the network over the next five years.”

Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Michael Long said, “I am delighted to host the Lord Mayors and Mayors representing the Irish Network of Learning Cities in Belfast today to reaffirm our joint pledge to work together to share best practices on all things related to lifelong and life-wide learning.”

All five cities in the Network are members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, a network of over 200 cities around the world committed to using learning to improve the lives of their citizens by sharing good practices, creative solutions and ideas for addressing key concerns that impact society.

For more information on the Learning City-Region of Limerick, go HERE

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Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival returns for a 12th year this May with a comprehensive choice of events on offer for anyone interested in acquiring a new skill, learning a new talent, or just expanding their knowledge.

Taking place from Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29, this year’s Limerick Lifelong Learning 2022 Festival theme is “Learn Something New in 2022” and has over 130 free events and activities taking place throughout the week both online and in-person. 

A complete list of this year’s Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival events is available HERE

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