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

Learning Limerick Sterring Group planning for the Lifelong Learning Festival 2020, to be held this coming September 28th - October 4th - it will be a virtual festival this year! Celebrating Learning Communities! Responding to COVID-19! #learningcities #UNESCO ... See MoreSee Less

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Delighted to participate at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) Webinar on the UNESCO #learningcities' response to COVID-19 on Wednesday. Our Chairperson, Eimear Brophy, Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board, and further experts presented on the important and timely topic of Distance Education. The Webinar recording is available at: - www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2VpBVxp-wA ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Chairperson of Learning Limerick, Eimear Brophy, Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board, will be presenting tomorrow at 12 noon GMT at this UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) Webinar on the COVID-19 Response and Distance Education in Limerick. We are looking forward to sharing the learning and to hearing from the other speakers!Join our webinar on 6 May to find out how open distance learning can help to ensure that #LearningNeverStops during #COVID19. The @UNESCO #learningcities of #Zomba 🇲🇼, #Limerick 🇮🇪 and others will share their experiences.

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What new ways of #governance, partnership 🤝 and #education have evolved from the #COVID19 crisis? Join our next webinar on 20 May to find out! @UNESCO #learningcities from around the globe 🌏 will share their experiences.

👉🏽 https://t.co/dFawLRgiow

#COVID19 has made online #distancelearning the new norm for many. It has prompted stakeholders to be more creative, in ways that could make open and online learning better and more inclusive, writes Jonghwi Park in her @UIL blog post. #Inclusion

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The II Lockdown with Limerick Artists activity pack is out! We’ve been delighted to work with @contact_est1997 to bring you this. Sincere thanks to each of them.

Now please share so that children, both near and far, will get to enjoy it: https://t.co/Q79XWF1hUu #MuseumFromHome

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