Rathkeale has a strong history of community development driven by voluntary participation in a range of local organisations.
There are a number of community organisations including Rathkeale Community Council, Meals on Wheels, Rathkeale Red Cross and St. Vincent de Paul.
Rathkeale Community Council
The Rathkeale Community Council is elected by local people to advocate on behalf of the community, make facilities available, and to carry out projects which improve the lives of everyone in the area. The Community Council manage the Sheltered Housing and Community Employment programs, Tidy Towns participation, the county’s best St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the rathkeale.com website.
Rathkeale Sheltered Housing Association
Rathkeale Sheltered Housing Association Ltd was founded in 1992 evolving from Rathkeale Community Council & Social Services. The aim is to provide sheltered housing in a safe environment for people unable or in fear of living on their own, mainly in isolated, rural areas. We also accommodate, in association with the Mulranny Project, a percentage of Irish people living in Britain who wish to return to Ireland.
Sports & Recreation
Rathkeale Sports & Recreation Organisations
There are sports and recreational organisations in Rathkeale to suit a wide range of interests. Rathkeale AFC, St. Mary's Sean Finn's GAA, Tug of War, Rathkeale Deel Anglers, Rathkeale Athletics Club, Bridge Club, Rathkeale Gun Club, Rathkeale Scouts, Limerick Beekeepers Association, Rathkeale Golf Society and the Limerick Motor Club.
Rathkeale Boxing Club
Rathkeale Boxing Club has one of the best training facilities in the country, with top of the range equipment and changing rooms/showers for both male and female.
Affiliated with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association there are currently over 60 male and female boxers with the club.
Rathkeale Youth Space
Rathkeale Youth Space is a fun, safe space where young people can spend their free time & take part in youth work, educational & training programmes.
Croí na nÓg Community Childcare
Croí na nÓg provides a quality, affordable and accessible childcare service for children aged 0-12 years, in a variety of settings, suited to the needs of the different age groups involved.
The Butterfly Club
The Butterfly Club, operating in Rathkeale since 2004 and Abbeyfeale since 2009, is a social club for children and teenagers with special needs and caters for those aged 3 years and up from all areas of Limerick.
Art, Culture & Entertainment
For a full of community organisations in Rathkeale please click here.