New training centre opens in King’s Island

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Cllr Gerry McLoughlin cuts the ribbons at D'Hub in King's Island
A NEW centre providing computer training and a social centre for the community has opened on King’s Island.

A NEW centre providing computer training and a social centre for the community has opened on King’s Island.

In his last official function as Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Gerry McLoughlin officially cut the ribbon to open the Digital Hub, on Church Street, near the Bishop’s Palace.

The centre has been set up after more than 50 local residents, unimpressed at the community facilities on offer, took action.

Among other things, the centre will provide computer training to people in the city who are not yet computer literate. It is being funded thanks to a grant from the Government’s Social Intervention Funds.

Cllr McLoughlin welcomed the input the community have had in the project, which will operate on a seven-day-a-week basis.

“It is great to see so many people come together for this movement. It will give employment, and allow people to meet socially and develop their skills,” he told the Limerick Leader.