Learning Limerick is a partnership that is collaborating to advance Limerick’s progress as a Learning Region. Membership includes Local Government, Higher Education, Further Education and Training, Local Development, Community Education, Culture and Arts, Youth Work, Social Welfare, Childcare, Migrant Integration, Mental Health Services and Limerick Chamber Skillnet.


About the Festival

The 9th Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, with an exciting line up of over 200 events across Limerick City and County, all of which were FREE and open to all, ran from Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th April. Learning is promoted as fun with events including performances, taster sessions, tours, displays, lectures, walks, demonstrations and workshops.



Our vision of Limerick is a vibrant region where people
are living healthier, happier and more productive lives
as a result of their involvement in lifelong learning.

Our 5 Core Strategic Priorities

  • 1. Promoting

    Promoting Access to Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All

  • 2. Influencing

    Influencing Lifelong Learning Policy and Practice

  • 3. Enhancing

    Enhancing Visibility and Reach of Learning Limerick

  • 4. Networking

    Networking, Connecting and Collaborating

  • 5. Monitoring

    Monitoring, Accountability and Sustainability

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Limerick Learning Neighbourhoods was launched by the Limerick Community Education Network (LCEN) and its partners during the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival week on 10th April 2019. Learning Neighbourhoods aims to benefit residents by taking the learning city concept to the neighbourhood level. The programme brings local groups, residents, businesses and clubs together to promote and showcase the different forms of learning in their area. The Learning Neighbourhood concept was developed in Cork over the past number of years. The initiative in Limerick was brought to life following a workshop and study visits held in 2018 by the LCEN and was inspired by a desire to develop learning neighbourhood initiatives in local areas across the city. The Learning Neighbourhood steering group are working with four local neighbourhoods: Southside, Northside, City Centre and St. Mary’s.


What People are Saying
  • “Always good to link with other agencies and have events to encourage new people to get involved”

  • “Very worthwhile. Build links that will go on to something else.”

  • “The networking opportunity was the most beneficial for our organisation. It was also great to see the range of learning activities taking place.”

  • “Very encouraging and wonderful to see so many groups involved.”

  • “Allowed us to identify individuals to develop new networks”

  • “More groups in contact with us as an organisation as well as in contact with individuals.”

  • “Opportunity for working together opened up.”

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Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

St. Martin's Fair: A Conference on Medieval Limerick and its International Connections - 28th - 31st October - more info at medievalhistoryfestivallimerick.home.blog ... See MoreSee Less

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Delighted to participate in the Mayor's Forum this morning for UNESCO's Draft Strategy for Thematic Clusters for the Global Network of Learning Cities.Preparing to present at the Lord Mayor's Forum at the UNESCO Global Conference on Learning Cities today in Medellín, Columbia.

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Denis Barrett- Coordinator, Cork Learning City
Maurice Nolan- Second Secretary, Irish Embassy, Columbia
Padraig Malone- Limerick City & County Council
Dr John Sheehan, Lord Mayor of Cork
Sarah Kiely - Deputy Mayor of Limerick

#corkloveslearning #wearecork #learningcities19

Cork City Council Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
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It was great for the Deputy Mayor of Limerick City and County, Councillor Sarah Kiely, to meet with the Irish Ambassador to Colombia, Alison Milton, at the UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities. ... See MoreSee Less

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The 10th Annual Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival will take place from Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October 2020.
Further information about the week will be published in due course ...stay tuned for updates!

Limerick's Deputy Mayor @sarahleekiely presented on the theme "Digitally Excluded Citizens" yesterday at UNESCO's @uil International Learning Cities Conference. #learningcities #digitalinclusion

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