Limerick Youth Service, with the support and assistance of Limerick City & County Council, have agreed to extend its management of The Factory Southside Youth Space for an additional three-year period.
While The Factory Southside Youth Space has been sold to a private entity, Limerick City & County Council has facilitated an arrangement for Limerick Youth Service to remain in the facility for a final three years.
The Factory Southside Youth Space will continue to be an inclusive space for young people and the community with Limerick Youth Service continuing to develop youth programmes and initiatives.
Located in the Galvone Business Park, The Factory Southside Youth Space includes: two multi-sport playing areas, dance studio, art apace, activities, youth café, meeting rooms and outdoor facilities that are available to youth and community groups across Limerick.
Funding has been provided through the Regeneration Programme and other public funding sources to support services at The Factory Southside Youth Space.
Limerick Youth Service will continue to engage with Limerick City & County Council and the relevant statutory and community organisations to develop appropriate youth and community facilities at alternative locations.
Limerick Youth Service wishes to thank the young people, community, volunteers and staff for their support and commitment to The Factory Southside Youth Space in the years since it opened its doors in 2010.
A member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Organisations, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.