‘Sit n’ Sip’ at Community Cafe

Stephen Kinsella

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Stephen Kinsella

The café at Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre underwent a new stage in its ongoing development when it is was finally given a name last Wednesday.

The café at Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre underwent a new stage in its ongoing development when it is was finally given a name last Wednesday.

In recent weeks, children from both Our Lady of Lourdes primary School, Limerick School for Deaf, as well as members of the community who frequent the café, were asked to suggest a name.

Sit n’ Sip is the new innovative name given to the Cafe, suggested by student Katie Barry.Children at the both schools pondered over their suggestions for weeks before handing in their suggestions.

Local customer Joe Noble took second prize of two passes to Tons of Fun which was kindly donated by Tons of Fun.

There was great excitement when the winners were announced. James O’Brien and Damon Nolan, School for the Deaf took joint third place and received vouchers for lunch in the community café. The winning entry was from Katie who is a local resident and from 6th class in Our Lady of Lourdes School. Her entry of the “Sit n’ Sip Café” was a hit and she won the prize of a family trip to Dublin Zoo sponsored by Limerick Regeneration Agency.

CEO of Our Lady of Lourdes Community Services Group, Lee-Ann Kennedy Purcell said that the new name is part of ongoing development of the café.

“The community cafe provides a relaxed social space for the community to relax, dine and meet up. We are moving into the next phase in terms of the development of the community café and we have started to provide cooked breakfasts, hot lunches and indeed we provide outside catering at affordable rates. The enthusiasim and excitement of the locals and children in naming of our café was infectious.”

Sit n’Sip café is located in the main community centre opposite Lidl on the Childers Road. It opens from 9am to 2pm and all are welcome to dine inside, take away or order food for parties and occsions.”