January 15, 2018

New Migrant Youth Group

Members of Shannon's Indian community at a previous Culture Night at LYS

Members of Shannon’s Indian community at a previous Culture Night at LYS

Young people from migrant communities are invited to join D.A.Y, a new youth group created by Limerick Youth Service (LYS).

D.A.Y-which stands for Diversity & Youth, gives young people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, an opportunity to get to know each other, share their experiences, make new friends and have fun!

‘The young people come from cultures that are very different to Ireland, so the group gives them the space and time to settle in (to Limerick) and build up the courage to join other groups,’ explained Shay Moloney, LYS.

With young people from a variety of countries including coming Botswana, Bangladesh, Ireland, Latvia, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa and Syria, the opportunity to learn and speak English is also a key part of the group.

‘D.A.Y gives young people an opportunity to speak English to each other at their pace,’ said Shay, youth worker with LYS adding ‘this is also done through games and fun activities.’

The group’s members also promote diversity and understanding of different cultures among young people and the wider community.

D.A.Y meet every Saturday morning at LYS, 5 Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick from 10am-2pm and new members are always welcome.

For further information please contact Shay Moloney at or call 061-412444.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.