Queen of Peace Feb 1

Senior Club: Queen of Peace Senior Club will re-commence on Wed February 5 at 3pm in the Boro hall. As always new members are welcome.

Senior Club: Queen of Peace Senior Club will re-commence on Wed February 5 at 3pm in the Boro hall. As always new members are welcome.

Adult Education: St Saviours and Queen of Peace Community Education group are pleased to announce the following classes for this term. If you are interested in taking up a new hobby or learning a new skill perhaps one of these local classes may be of interest to you. Pilates/Yoga in Queen of Peace Community Centre Roxboro Road each Tuesday 11.30am to 1pm. Beginners Conversational Irish in a fun and relaxed environment is on Thursday evening at 6.30pm in St Saviours Community Hall (off Parnell St. next to station) and Beginners Art also in St Saviours Community Hall at 1.30pm on Thursdays. For further information contact Catherine Aylmer, LCEN Development Worker on 087-7642659.

Youth Work: Southill Youth & Family Intervention Project recently held a photographic display that celebrated 20 years of youth culture in Southill. The evening saw current and past members of Southill Youth & family Intervention project join their families, friends, and Limerick Youth Service Staff and volunteers to celebrate the importance of the project. “It (Southill Youth & Family Intervention Project) has been here for almost 40 years and in that time has worked with thousands of young people and their families,”said Ann Cronin, Limerick Youth Service. “We work with young people who are referred to us by the relevant services such as HSE and Schools,” continued Ms Cronin, who has been with the project for almost 20 years.

Asked how the photographic evening materialised Ms Cronin told how since her time in Southill she ‘has always kept photographic account of the young people that have passed through the project’. ‘People kept asking me about the photographs so when a colleague suggested we hold a photo celebration to recognise the importance of the project in the community, we decided to go for it’ said Ms Cronin. The celebration held at the Laff Caff, Southside Youth Café, The Factory, Southside Youth Space, saw current and past members mingle, catch up and exchange stories of their time with the project. Many families continue to engage with the project and this highlights the importance of the project to young people and their families in the community. Ms Cronin thanked all her colleagues for their support in making the evening possible and the near 70 young people and their families who braved the inclement weather to join in the celebrations.

Southill Youth & Family Intervention Project is funded by the HSE and is one of two such projects facilitated by Limerick Youth Service, with the other located in Limerick’s northside

Now in its fortieth year, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

On The Nail: The Limerick Writers Centre presents the February 2014 ‘On The Nail’ Literary Gathering on Tuesday February 4 at the Loft Venue in the Locke Bar Georges Quay at 8pm sharp!

This month John Pinschmidt will launch his debut collection Maiden Voyage plus Welsh poet Patrick Lodge will read from his new collection, followed by the open-mic

Contact Dominic Taylor on 087-2996409 or email limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com for further information.

The Limerick Writers Centre six-week Short Film Script Writing Course returns on Saturday February 15 to Saturday 22nd March 2014 and will take place at The Limerick Writers Centre, 12 Barrington St, on Saturdays from 3pm to 5pm facilitated by Elanor Mc Sherry. The course will entail an introduction to the craft of screenwriting, developing character, writing the individual scene, dialogue, structure, format, rewriting techniques, writing treatments and how to sell your script. Fee for the six week course €140 (€130 concession). Places must be paid for in advance and booking is essential. For further details contact Dominic Taylor or Elanor Mc Sherry at limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com.

Care and Repair: Limerick Care and Repair is a free minor home repair service for people over 65 and people with disabilities. If you would like to avail of this service please contact Iris Mockler on 087-3906793 mobile, 061-324703 landline or email to limerickcitycareandrepair@gmail.com