February 21, 2019

New Youth Project in Ballycummin/Raheen

A new detached youth work project in Ballycummin and the surrounding areas has been launched by Limerick Youth Service (LYS).

The Ballycummin Detached Youth Work Project will see youth workers engage with young people on Friday evenings in the Raheen, Mungret, Dooradoyle and Ballycummin communities.

The youth workers, Shelly Goggin and Gordon Winthrop, will be speaking with young people in they spend their time-be it outside a shop or the street corner.

‘We’d like to get to know the community, build relationships with young people and hear from them about issues of importance to them,’ said Gordon Winthrop, LYS.

‘We are not here to ‘get them off the streets’ but rather meet them where they ‘hang out,’ added Gordon.

Shelly Goggin & Gordon Winthorp, Ballycummin Detached Youth Work Project

Shelly and Gordon (pictured above) will be have different routes each week and asking anybody that sees them to feel free to stop for a chat.

‘By speaking to young people we hope to get an idea of issues of importance to them and how we can support them,’ said Gordon adding ‘as the nights get brighter we may even play a few street games of old!’

For further information on the Ballycummin Detached Youth Work Project please contact Shelly Goggin at or 087-7055197.

The Ballycummin Detached Youth Work Project is one of nine pilot projects nationwide that are supported by Youth Work Ireland.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS is the largest youth organisation in Ireland and remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.