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Limerick Youth Service 50th – Young people and staff pictured above celebrating the start of Limerick Youth Service’s Golden Jubilee celebrations at LYS’ Community Training Centre, Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick.

Deputy Mayor Launches Limerick Youth Service 50th Celebrations

Limerick Youth Service 50th Celebrations reflects on the journey and looks to the future
Deputy Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon with instructor Paul O’Brien and Shauna Barron 

The Deputy Mayor of Limerick Cllr. Kieran O’Hanlon recently launched Limerick Youth Service 50th anniversary celebrations at its Community Training Centre, Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick this past week.

Established in 1973 when the late Sr. Joan Bowles and a group of visionaries opened a youth space in Rutland St, Limerick City, Limerick Youth Service has grown into a leading youth organisation that has been a key facet in the lives of many young people.

The launch of its golden jubilee marks an important milestone for Limerick Youth Service as it reflects on its journey and looks forward to the future.

Speaking to young people, volunteers, staff, and members of the public at the launch, Cllr. O’Hanlon congratulated Limerick Youth Service on reaching its 50th anniversary.

‘Limerick Youth Service has been a key part of Limerick for fifty years and been a source of support and joy for many young people and their families,’ said Cllr. O’Hanlon.

‘You are an organisation that has engaged with and supported young people from many backgrounds through your youth work and education departments and on behalf of the of people of Limerick, I wish to congratulate you on your 50th anniversary and wish you all the best for the next fifty years,’ said Cllr. O’Hanlon.

As part of its golden jubilee celebrations Limerick Youth Service has an action packed calendar of events planned including the launch of its new Strategic Plan, an app for volunteers with its youth clubs and many more.

Limerick Youth Service is also keen to hear from its alumni with people who were members of its youth clubs, Community Training Centre or youth cafes asked to share their experiences of their time with the youth organisation.

Deputy Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon with instructor Paul O’Brien and Shauna Barron
Limerick Youth Service Board Members Audrey Fehily (Chairperson), Aoife Walsh, Fr Tim Wrenn and Inspector Oliver Kennedy 

‘Our 50th anniversary year is a time for both reflection and looking forward to a bright future as we meet the needs of a changing Limerick,’ said Audrey Healy, Chairperson, Limerick Youth Service.

‘As the population of Limerick grows, Limerick Youth Service will continue to support our young people through our many projects and programmes,’ said Audrey.

Limerick Youth Service would like to thank the young people, families, volunteers, communities, local organisations and the wider community for your support for the past 50 years.  

Limerick Youth Service is a member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Organisations.

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.

Further details at www.limerickyouthservice.com

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