Allies

Corpus Christi, established in 1984, is an outstanding primary school that provides a top class education for the youth of Moyross and surrounding areas. We see Corpus Christi as a caring, safe and happy environment. It is a centre of learning where we strive through education to develop the whole person. Our school will consistently promote a greater awareness of the roles, rights and responsibilities of all.”

T: 061 455 166 E: admin@corpuschristips.com
Website: www.corpuschristips.com/

The Hunt Museum was established to house the internationally important collection of approximately 2,000 works of art and antiquities formed by John and Gertrude Hunt during their lifetimes.The Museum was officially opened by An Taoiseach, John Bruton, on 14 February 1997. While John nor Gertrude Hunt lived to realise their dream, the Hunt Museum stands as a monument to their enthusiasm, curiosity and generosity.

T: 061 312 833 E: info@huntmuseum.com
Website: www.huntmuseum.com

Limerick City and County Council (Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh) is the authority responsible for local government in the City of Limerick and County Limerick in Ireland. It came into operation on 1st June 2014 after the 2014 local elections. It is a merger of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council under the provisions of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. 

The mission is to support and provide access to training, information, education and employment opportunities so as to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage.

Contact: Sean Sweeney
T: 061 411 0761 E: limerickcitycdp@gmail.com.
Website: www.limerickcitycdp.ie
CWELL is a great partnership between UL, the communities and Limerick City CDP.  It provides fantastic opportunities for students to upskill, build confidence and get involved in their community, with participants progressing onto further education, employment and/or involvement in their community.  It is a project that has gone from strength to strength and one that I am happy to support and promote.
Susan O’ Neil – Team Leader, Limerick City CDP 

The Limerick Community Education Network (LCEN) is a network of organisations and individuals involved in supporting and promoting community education in Limerick City. Our mission is to provide a forum for the promotion, provision, co-ordination, and development of Community Education in Limerick City.

Contact: Mary Hughes
T: 087 764 2659 E: info@gmail.com
Website: www.lcen.ie/

LCEN supports CWELL because the programme’s principles depict similarities to the ethos and vision of LCEN. The focus is on empowering the communities through learning, engaging in community partnerships, lifelong learning, and encouraging people in active citizenship. The CWELL programme has Community Development Principles at its core, many of which overlap with the principles of Community Education, such as being learner centred, promoting inclusion and diversity and allows participants to build life-skills and leadership skills. Developing critical thinking allows the participant to identify the needs of their community and voice and advocate for those in their community, creating social awareness resulting in successful social change.” 

Mary Hughes, Education Development Worker at LCEN Limerick Community Education Network

A charitable trust company with the objectives of employment skills training, education & community development. LEDP is actively engaged in supporting innovation in community & education.

Contact: Niall O’Callaghan
T: 061 460 060 E: info@ledp.ie
Website: www.ledp.ie

Moyross Youth Academy was set up in the early 1990’s to offer training and educational opportunities to local youth. Though initially run by volunteers, we now employs 26 staff providing training, mentoring and education to over 100 young people. We also provide a home to many innovative projects including the Céim ar Chéim Probation Project, the Garda Diversion Projects and our well regarded Horse Welfare and Education Programme.

Contact: Andrew Byrne
T: 061 322 122 
Website: www.facebook.com/MYAMoyrossYouthAcademy/

We here in Moyross Youth Academy are delighted to be associated with the CWELL programme. We have seen the direct benefits for both the young people involved and also in the communities in which they live. It is encouraging to see the engagement and collaboration that the University quite rightly brings to communities across the city and the reciprocal nature of being a Civic University.”

Andrew Byrne – Manager, Moyross Youth Academy 

Established in 1992 Our Lady of Lourdes Community Services Group works for and support the alleviation of poverty and social exclusion in the community of Our Lady of Lourdes parish and surrounding areas by providing services and facilities for individuals, families and groups at risk. Our Lady of Lourdes CSG works to promote the advancement of education for the members of the community and empower individuals, groups and vulnerable members of the community to combat problems of social exclusion, marginalisation and inequality. They also assist in the improvement of quality of life and outcomes for children and young people in the community through the provision of a dedicated childcare facility and dedicated youth service facility.
Contact: John Bennett
T: 061 228 596 E: enquiries@ololcsg.ie
Website: www.ololcsg.ie
Our Lady of Lourdes support CWELL because it allows members of our community to access learning and peer development opportunities enabling them to grow and develop into active citizens and promote inclusion and equal participation of marginalised persons in their community. Graduates of CWELL are sought after professionals who bring a wealth of lived and learned knowledge to the community development sector and as such are highly employable in our sector.
John Bennett – CEO, Our Lady of Lourdes Community Services Group

The Southill Family Resource Centre is a voluntary led organisation. We offer a range of activities, supports and services to families, individuals and children on the Southside of Limerick city. Services offered include family support, (through programmes such as Strengthening Families and Incredible Year), health and wellbeing advice, education and training, advocacy services, community supports and peer group mentoring.

Contact: Jimmy Prior
T: 061 440 250 E: info@southillfrc.com
Website: www.southillfrc.com
The Southill Family Resource Centre is delighted to collaborate with the CWELL Programme as it provides opportunities for students on the Southside of the city to gain skills and qualifications for use in their community. It provides the knowledge to empower the students to reach their own capacity on their pathway to further education.
Jimmy Prior – Manager, Southill Family Resource Centre

The Southill Hub provides a central hub for the locality and supports community needs though responsive programmes and ongoing services. The Centre provides a number of locally based services: – a community café, a sports hall, meeting rooms and a community garden. The Centre works in a particular way with Southill’s young people through the provision of mainstream youth programmes which offer a safe space for young people to access educational, recreational and social opportunities.

Contact: Karen O’Donnell O’Connor
T: 061 603 710 E: info@southillhub.org
Website: www.southillhub.org
The Hub supports CWELL because the community link and the benefit to local people is very evident to us. We have worked with students to plan and support community events in the Hub and that partnership approach has served us both very well.
Karen O’ Donnell O’ Connor – Manager, Southill Hub 

St Munchins Community Centre has had an active role in promoting and developing community involvement within the Parish since our establishment in 2005. We aim to be an approachable, energetic, motivating and developing group who will assist our community to develop a sense of pride and reach its full potential. Our aim is to achieve this through offering quality community based services, supporting development within our community, networking and identifying and responding to needs and issues. We also aim to enjoy what we do.

St. Munchin’s supports CWELL because it is a very important link from UL to the community. As most community people feel that UL is only for other people, CWELL makes the link. Also, the idea of doing community projects together is great, and the chance of the participants getting jobs after it is excellent.
Linda Ledger  – CEO, St Munchin’s Community Centre