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Moyross Community Fair 2022 – Learning Hub Limerick held science magic demonstrations for the kids attending the event. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Learning Hub, Limerick Suicide Watch, and Irish Red Cross were on hand providing talks and activities

A Feast of Fun at the Moyross Community Fair 2022
Learning Hub Limerick held science magic demonstrations for the kids attending the event. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

The Moyross Community Fair 2022 took place Saturday, September 17. The Fair was organised by the Moyross Community Enterprise Centre Ltd.

Moyross Community Enterprise Centre Ltd promotes self-reliance, social well-being, education, and training and enterprise growth within the vibrant community of Moyross and surrounding area through innovation, partnership, and community development. 

The Community Enterprise Centre is in the Northside of Limerick City and accommodates several groups and projects working in the Community of Moyross. This project has been identified as a major contributor to the overall redevelopment of Moyross through the regeneration areas.

The Moyross Community Fair 2022 was a great success for all. The sun came out to greet everyone, and there was food on the barbecue, as well as a cook-off over the grills. Teas and cakes were there to satisfy all palates, both kids and adults. The fantastic residents had fun and frolics playing badminton and various games. Attractions for younger children include novelty sports, face painting, and story time.

School teachers and pupils from Corpus Christi School and Thomond Primary School were in attendance. Pupils were more than impressed by the Science Magic Show, held by the Science Hub, who are part of the Learning Hub Limerick. The Music Hub were also on hand to talk to parents about the music programme at the Learning Hub. Limerick Sports Partnership were in full spirits with sporting games such as Tug of War.

Limerick Suicide Watch (LSW) volunteers were thrilled to have been invited to Moyross Community Fair to promote mental health and wellbeing. All the proceeds raised from the tea and coffee stall were donated to LSW.

Irish Red Cross were also in attendance, as was Councillor Maurice Quinlivan and his colleague Tom Collopy and to everyone’s delight, the famous ‘northside misfits’ star Margaret Fitzgerald was MC for the day.

Valerie Murphy of Valerie’s Breast Care was on hand to speak to women about early detection of breast cancer.

Tracy McElligott, Development Worker at Moyross Residents Forum, co-ordinated the Moyross Community Fair 2022and said, “We very much appreciate you all attending the Fair promoting Mental Health and well-being. It was a wonderful day, great family fun and brilliant community spirit here in Moyross.

“We are very excited to be part of the team organising Moyross Community Fair again this year after a three-year absence due to the pandemic. This was a wonderful day for the community of Moyross with music, children’s arts and crafts, novelty sports, BBQ, science magic, refreshments and of course Bingo. There was lots of family fun, and it was a real celebration of community.”

Tracy added, “Thanks to Watch House Cross for sponsoring a voucher for the kids treasure hunt. Also, Garvey’s SuperValu, Grove Island, Corbally for sponsoring the cake for ‘Guess the weight of the cake’ as all proceeds of the tea and coffee stall went to Limerick Suicide Watch who were present on the day to promote mental health and well-being. 

“Thanks to all the groups for organising the Fair, Moyross Residents Forum, Barnardos, Moyross Adult Education, Limerick Learning Hub, Moyross Community Hub, Little Seeds Crèche, Corpus Christi Primary School, Moyross Sports Hub and Asecure for doing the BBQ. Also, to the Red Cross who attended as first aiders and Richard from I Love Limerick for covering the Fair. Special thanks to the community of Moyross for coming out today & supporting your community. It was a brilliant day and great fun for all the family.”

For more information on the Moyross Community Centre, go HERE

For more stories on Moyross go HERE 

Pictures: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Pictures: Wael Benayada/ilovelimerick

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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