May 11

Jude Meaney

Reporter:

Jude Meaney

LIMERICK YOUTH CENTRE NEWS: Black ties and ball-gowns were in plentiful supply in Lava Javas on Friday last, as the iconic youth cafe hosted a Prom Night as part of Youth Work Ireland Week. Two young DJs and a band from Kerry, provided the entertainment as almost 200 young people danced the hours away, in what was one of busiest evening of the year at Lava Javas. ‘All involved deserve great credit for organising the Prom and making it one of the most successful events ever in Lava Javas history,’ said John Real, manager Lava Javas. ‘One look at the style and you could see the effort that people put into the evening,’ continued Mr. Real, who thanked staff and volunteers for their commitment.

LIMERICK YOUTH CENTRE NEWS: Black ties and ball-gowns were in plentiful supply in Lava Javas on Friday last, as the iconic youth cafe hosted a Prom Night as part of Youth Work Ireland Week. Two young DJs and a band from Kerry, provided the entertainment as almost 200 young people danced the hours away, in what was one of busiest evening of the year at Lava Javas. ‘All involved deserve great credit for organising the Prom and making it one of the most successful events ever in Lava Javas history,’ said John Real, manager Lava Javas. ‘One look at the style and you could see the effort that people put into the evening,’ continued Mr. Real, who thanked staff and volunteers for their commitment.

There were mixed emotions at the finals of the Irish Youth Music Awards in Dublin on Saturday last, as local act Purple Foxes came a close second. The duo, made up of Joanna Falborska and Caoimhe Brown, came second in the overall section and second in the Best Song competition too. ‘Joanna and Caoimhe were absolutely delighted with the results, as were their parents,’ said John Real, manager Lava Javas. ‘Their achievement was all the more impressive, as they only got together less than a month ago,’ continued Mr. Real, who added adamantly that Purple Foxes should have won! The Irish Youth Music Awards is a national competition open to young people aged 14-19yrs and is one of the showpieces of Youth Work Ireland Week.

LYS’ Nicholas St Youth Space, home to the King’s Island Garda Youth Diversion Project, will hold a celebration evening on Tuesday next at 6pm. The evening will see Certificates of Achievement presented to young people, who will also showcase their project work. The King’s Island Garda Youth Diversion Project, one of three that LYS facilitates, works with young people to instil a sense of civic and social responsibility, that will be of benefit to their community and the young person.

Castleconnell Youth Project hosts the final Youth Disco of the season this Friday evening at the Parish Hall, Castleconnell from 8pm. The disco will see youth clubs from St. John’s in the city to Newcastlewest in the county, gather in the east Limerick town. With LYS celebrating its 40th birthday, the disco will have a special 40th theme, with posters and balloons adding to atmosphere, though there was no confirmation at the time of going to press, whether a birthday cake would be available. ‘Our young people can’t wait,’ said an excited Martin Duhig, who added that the disco continues to be one of the most popular events on the youth club calendar. Mr. Duhig thanked all at Castleconnell Parish for making the space available and Castleconnell Youth Project for their help, in making the event possible.

NEW BREAKDANCE CLASSES IN MOYROSS: There are new breakdance classes with Limerockers Cru (bazzyb and ibo) every wednesday in Corpus Christi Primary School Moyross.The class starts at 4.30pm and is for 2 hours and costs only 3 euro. These classes aim to help kids and adults to enjoy dance and use the space, to practice difficult moves, as well as learning the right techniques and the real hip hop culture. All are welcome! For further information, please telephone the school on 061 455 166.

ADAPT CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: ADAPT Services work to support women who experience domestic abuse and their children, across Limerick City and County. We will be holding our Annual Church Gate Collection in Limerick City on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 and we are appealing for local volunteers to get involved.

We have had amazing support from local people, over the past couple of years and would like to thank those, who support us year after year. Our Church Gate Collections raise vital funds, to keep the service running and volunteers are essential. It only takes one person in the parish to get enthusiasm going, in order to make a Church Gate Collection a success. Raising as much as €250 on the day, will provide the children of our refuge, with two weeks activities or allow us to meet a woman anywhere in the county and offer support.

If you think you can give us an hour on the day, or if you know of anyone that could help us in Limerick County or suburbs, please contact Laura Bohan on (061) 412 354 or by email @ volunteercoordinator@adaptservices.ie. ONE HOUR CAN MAKE A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE TO ADAPT SERVICES.

MARANATHA PRAYER MINISTRY: Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you for the Healing Retreat through the Ministry of Rev. Fr. Liam Kelly, O.F.M. Ennis and Aidan Gallagher, E.W.T.N., Ireland, enriched with the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Word of God, Healing Mass, Praise and Worship, Confession, and Spirit Filled Music by the lively Maranatha Gospel Choir on Pentecost Sunday, May 19 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm, at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. There will be tea, coffee, sandwiches and buns in the hall afterwards. Everyone is most welcome!