Limerick Youth Service (LYS) founded in 1973, is a registered charity and a member of Youth Work Ireland. In 1976, 5 Lower Glentworth St. was purchased from the Legion of Mary as a headquarters and base for Limerick Youth Service.
The site was developed and extensively renovated in 2003. The building has a very rich history having been used for the inaugural meeting of the Limerick Soviet in 1919.
From this base, LYS supports a number of diverse youth work projects including Comhairle na nÓg, Garda Youth Diversion Projects, Youth Cafés, Youth & Family Support Team, Be Well: Youth Mental Health Service, Youth Information Bureau, International youth work & volunteer led youth clubs across Limerick City & County.
Education & training remains a key feature of the organisation with a variety of courses being delivered at the LYS Community Training Centre in Glentworth St. Over 120 young people aged 16 to 21 attend Education, Training and Employability opportunities daily.
Fiona O’Grady CEO, Limerick Youth Service "Our involvement with the +CityxChange project is underpinned by our mission which is “Connecting with Young People and Supporting them to reach their full potential”. The environment, climate change and sustainability are key issues for the Young people with whom we work. This project is an opportunity for young people to be involved in creating new models and ways of working in our community.“
5 Lower Glentworth St, Limerick