January 19, 2023

Golden Jubilee Year Launched

Young people and staff at the 50th anniversary launch.

The Deputy Mayor of Limerick Cllr. Kieran O’Hanlon launched Limerick Youth Service’s 50th anniversary celebrations at its Community Training Centre, Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick this past week.

Established in 1973 when the late Sr. Joan Bowles and a group of visionaries opened a youth space in Rutland St, Limerick City, Limerick Youth Service has grown into a leading youth organisation that has been a key facet in the lives of many young people.

The launch of its golden jubilee marks an important milestone for Limerick Youth Service as it reflects on its journey to and looks forward to the future.

Deputy Mayor O’Hanlon speaking at LYS

Speaking to young people, volunteers, staff and members of the public at the launch, Cllr. O’Hanlon congratulated Limerick Youth Service on reaching its 50th anniversary.

‘Limerick Youth Service has been a key part of Limerick for fifty years and been a source of support and joy for many young people and their families,’ said Cllr. O’Hanlon.

‘You are an organisation that has engaged with and supported young people from many backgrounds through your youth work and education departments and, on behalf of the of people of Limerick, I wish to congratulate you on your 50th anniversary and wish you all the best for the next fifty years,’ said Cllr. O’Hanlon.

As part of its golden jubilee celebrations Limerick Youth Service has a year long calendar of events planned, including the launch of its new Strategic Plan, an app for volunteers with its youth clubs and many more with further details at

Limerick Youth Service is also keen to hear from its alumni with people who were members of its youth clubs, Community Training Centre or youth cafes asked to share their experiences of their time with the youth organisation.

At the launch of the 50th anniversary year.

‘Our 50th anniversary year is a time for both reflection and looking forward to a bright future as we meet the needs of a changing Limerick,’ said Audrey Healy, Chairperson, Limerick Youth Service.

‘As the population of Limerick grows, Limerick Youth Service will continue to support our young people through our many projects and programmes,’ said Audrey.

Limerick Youth Service would like to thank the young people, families, volunteers, communities, local organisations and the wider community for your support for the past 50 years.

For more information on the 50th anniversary celebrations, please contact the Youth Information Office at, or 061-412444/083-1726898.

Limerick Youth Service is a member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Organisations.

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.