Limerick Youth Service

"To Support and Encourage Young People to be Active Participants in Shaping their Futures"

Limerick Youth Service: Who we are

Limerick Youth Service was founded in 1973 under the joint patronage of the Bishops of Limerick. 
Over the years, this voluntary organisation has grown into the country's largest local Youth Service, offering a range of personal and social development and recreational opportunities to young people throughout Limerick City and County. 
The success of the Youth Service in responding to the needs of young people lies with the organisation's founder and inspiration Sr. Joan Bowles.  Joan was killed tragically in July 2002.   Her legacy includes a modern Youth Resource Centre, a network of youth groups throughout the City and County supported by trained and experienced staff and volunteers, a Youth Information Bureau and Community Training Centre.
The current director of Limerick Youth Service is Ms Fiona O'Grady

Limerick Youth Service: Where we are

Limerick Youth Service: 5 Lower Glentworth Street, Limerick, Rep. of Ireland
Office Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Telephone: +353 (0)61 412 444   Fax: +353 (0)61 412 795             email:

Limerick Youth Service: What we do

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, Equality and Law Reform, Limerick City and County VEC’s and the Department of Education and Science, along with many voluntary and community groups. Supporting over 40 volunteer-led youth clubs, two Youth Cafes, ten community–based youth projects, a Youth Information Service, a Residential and Outdoor Activities Centre 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 main areas of work are:

- Social inclusion programs

- Mainline Youth work - city & county

- Youth Information