Limerick Youth Service

About Us

Recognised as a leading provider of a variety of quality programmes for the young people of Limerick City and County, the organisation works in partnership with a number of national and regional organisations including Youth Work Ireland, FÁS, the Health Service Executive, the Department of Justice and Equality, Limerick City and County VEC’s and the Department of  Children and Youth Affairs, along with many voluntary and community groups. Supporting over 40 volunteer-led youth clubs, three Youth Cafes, ten community–based youth projects, a Youth Information Service and providing vocational training and education programmes for early school leavers, Limerick Youth Service works with over 3000 young people at any one time.

Our aim is to advocate on behalf of all young people in Limerick, regardless of background, ethnicity, economic status or locality, whilst empowering and encouraging them to take a lead role in shaping their own futures and that of their communitiies.

Our young people are our most important asset - Limerick Youth Service is dedicated to providing a better future for all of the young people of Limerick, supporting and empowering them, so that they will continue to contribute effectively and confidently to the social and economic fabric of the community - now and in the future.

Our Mission

"To support and encourage young people to be active participants in shaping their futures"

Our Services

  • Full-time vocational training programmes for 160 young people who have left the formal education system without qualification.
  • Evening, weekend and residential Outreach work for participants of the Limerick Youth Service training programmes with FÁS, CTC and Youthreach.
  • Intensive work with individual young people in severe difficulties.
  • Special intensive initiatives for young people excluded by local communities and young people with responsibilities as single parents.
  • Mainstream Youthwork in specifically targeted parishes of Limerick City and County who may be experiencing poverty, disadvantage or isolation.
  • Training and development opportunities for young people, volunteers and community members

For more information see www.limerickyouthservice.com