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Madeline Mulqueen, Jack Reynor and Richard Lynch during their visit to West End Youth Centre Limerick. Photo David Woodland

Madeline Mulqueen, Jack Reynor and Richard Lynch during their visit to West End Youth Centre Limerick. Photo David Woodland

Recently, Madeline Mulqueen, one of Limerick’s favourite actresses and model, presented two youth leaders from the West End Youth Centre with certificates in sculptured nail art. Meghan Collins and Molly Moloney, both of Ballinacurra Weston, attended classes in Limerick Senior College for ten weeks in order to develop their passion for nail art and design. The girls learned how to apply gel nails and refills over the duration of the course, but more importantly they learned how to execute the latest trends in nail design. The girls showed off their new skills on the night as they demonstrated on the many willing hands around them.

Meghan spoke of how the course had opened her eyes to other opportunities: “This was the first time that I did anything like this and I was a bit shy in the start but now I’m looking at the possibility of doing other courses. I’d love to be able to offer more beauty treatments at the centre or to my friends.”

Molly shared her delight at meeting the local star: “I couldn’t believe it when I found out that Madeline would be coming, it was great to get my certificate from a celebrity, my hands were shaking but Meghan had just done my nails so at least they were nice, I even offered to give Madeline a free set next time she needs it!”

Meghan and Molly now volunteer their time and skills at the West End Youth Centre during late night drop-ins and at the weekend. The girls are usually to be found amidst a hoard of younger girls all eager to learn the fine art of nail design. Meghan and Molly’s achievement takes the total number of qualified nail artists on the youth centre team to five.

Madeline who was accompanied on her visit by her boyfriend, actor Jack Reynor said “Its great to see young girls work hard and achieve their goals. They are great role models for younger girls and they should be proud of their achievements. I would love to have somewhere that I could go and get my nails done for free, that’s an incredible offer and one that I will be coming back to take advantage of it”

The West End Youth Centre is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for evening drop-in sessions from 6.30-9.30pm and Saturdays from 2-6pm. For further details please contact Claire O’Neill on 085-8411315 or Pamela Keogh on 085-7442190. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westendlimerick.

Find Madeline on Facebook at www.facebook.com/madelinemul.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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