The Youth Information Centre covers subjects such as: education, careers, employment, health, accommodation, youth work, research, travel, sport, leisure and many more.
We liaise with other local, national and international information providers and provide full assistance to aid information research.
How old to I have to be to vote? You must be 18yrs however, if you turn 18yrs on or before midnight, Saturday, February 8th, you are entitled to vote.
How Do I Apply To Vote? To vote in this year’s General Election you must be apply to the Register of Electors. To do this you must complete an RFA 2 -Supplement-to-Register-of-Electors 2019/20 get it stamped at your local Garda Station (please note you must bring ID) & return it to your local City or County Council.
Changed address? If you are already on the Elector’s Register & have changed your address since last May’s local election then you will need to complete a RFA3 Change of Address Form, get it stamped at your local Garda Station (please note you must bring ID) & return it to your local City or County Council.
Closing date is Wednesday, January 22nd at 4pm.
Studying in Limerick?
With over 15,000 Third Level students in the city during the college semesters getting the right accommodation can be a challenge but there are options out there.
The University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Institute of Technology, which includes the School of Art & Design all have accommodation officers and
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick (UL) is one of Ireland’s fastest growing third level institutions.
If you are First Year looking for accommodation your first port of call should be the UL Accommodation Office which can be contacted at 061-202700 or you can visit their website at www.campuslife.ul.ie
Although accommodation on campus is limited there are several purpose built student villages in the Castletroy area (see below)
Mary Immaculate College
Known locally as Mary I, Mary Immaculate College is home to almost 3,000 students. The campus is a 10-15 minute walk from Limerick city centre and has limited on site accommodation (Residential Block) & Courtback Student Accommodation.
Please contact the accommodation office at 061-204503 for more information.
For alternative accommodation in the area please visit the following sites.
Limerick Institute of Technology
LIT’s has several campus sites in Limerick city, Ennis, Thurles & Clonmel.
In Limerick its main campus is based on the north side of the city in the shadow of the iconic Thomond Park while the School of Art & Design in located at Clare St, on the grounds of the former Good Shepard Convent, with another section of the college situated in George’s St, Limerick.
Other LIT accommodation can be found at:
Limerick College of Further Education
LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and along with heterosexual they describe people’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
For some young people ‘coming out’ can be quite a difficult experience.
The LGBT Helpline is a non-judgemental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends, and to those who are questioning if they might be LGBT.
Tel: 1890 929 539, Monday to Thursday: 6.30pm – 9pm and Saturday & Sunday: 4 – 6pm.
Formerly the Red Ribbon Project, GOSHH stands for Gender Orientation, Sexual Health, HIV.
GOSHH aims to create an environment where the mental, emotional, physical and social well-being of everyone is promoted and sexual rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. They offer helpful advice on LGBT matters, and also on safe sex and HIV.
You can find them at Redwood Place, 18 Davis St, Limerick.
BeLonG To is a national organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23. BeLonG to offer emotional support and advice to young people, their families, friends and youth groups in relation LGBT young people.
Gay Switchboard Ireland is a support service for LGBT people.
Trained volunteers are avaailable to offer confidential support, signposting and information. Indeed, if you need to have a chat, that’s fine too.
Switchboard’s core values ensure that you will get a non judgemental and reassuring attitude from us when you make contact.
One in five young adults experience mental health issues. Mental illness in early life places young people at increased risk of further episodes during their adult years. Studies have shown that Ireland has a higher rate of mental illness than most places in Europe.
Here are some places to seek help.
Samaritans provide 24 hours confidential support to people who are feeling down, depressed, concerned about a loved one or are at risk of suicide.
Samaritans offer support in a number of ways- phone, email, letter or in person. Limerick Samaritans can be contacted at:
20 Barrington St, Limerick (9am -10pm)
ReachOut is a service dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health. It provides quality assured mental health information to help young people get through tough times.
Contact the ReachOut team at email@example.com
SpunOut provides information on a host of different topics from employment & education, to mental & physical health via its website & email.
SpunOut promotes general well-being and healthy living in order to prevent and positively intervene in harmful behaviour where it occurs amongst our peer group.
SpunOut enables young people to live happy, healthy lives where we can avail of opportunities and build a bright future for themselves.
Childline is for young people up to the age of 18. They have live One To One online chats with people who are willing to try and help you and listen.
You can contact Childline’s phone service 24 hours a day on 1800 666 666, or if you prefer to text, you can contact our live Teentxt service by texting the word “Talk” to 50101.
Tel: 1800 666 666 Text ‘Talk’ to 50101 Website: www.childline.ie
Pieta House is a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming. They have useful advice and a centre in Mungret that can be contacted at
Ardaulin, Mungret, Co. Limerick
Teen-Line Ireland is a free-phone service open every day of the week. They’ve set up a helpline for young adults, a number you can dial when no-one else will listen or maybe you just don’t want to talk to someone who knows you.
Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression and mood disorders are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies.
Aware Support Line: 1890 303 302 (Monday – Sunday, 10am to 10pm)
This national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights and addressing the needs of all those affected by enduring mental illness including, but not exclusively, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder and bi-polar disorder, through the promotion and provision of high-quality services and working to ensure the continual enhancement of the quality of life of the people it serves.
Alcohol Action Ireland is the national charity for alcohol-related issues. We are an independent voice for advocacy and policy change, working to reduce levels of alcohol-related harm in Ireland. Our work involves providing information on alcohol-related issues, creating awareness of alcohol-related harm and offering policy solutions with the potential to reduce that harm.
Established to help individuals, families and communities prevent and address problems arising from drug and alcohol use. They also help you find counsellors, rehabilitation and many other services.