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 2019. Learning is promoted as fun with events including performances, taster sessions, tours, displays, lectures, walks, demonstrations and workshops. Topics presented during festival events are very wide-ranging, anything from digital skills, parenting, children’s activities and family events, business, science, art, history, health, sport and much more! Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival has something for everyone – wherever you live, whatever your age is and whatever your particular interests may be!
The first Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival was held in 2011. Since then, this event has gone from strength to strength and now, in its 9th year, is a visible testament to the multiple forms of learning that are happening in every part of the Limerick region. For 2019, the festival introduced a flagship Learning Cities-Regions Seminar event as part of the week. This event has now become an annual feature; involving international speakers and builds on Limerick’s participation in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. Next year in 2020, the festival will celebrate 10 years, and will have an extra-special programme to celebrate this milestone!
“Had a very positive experience and was very proud to be part of the Lifelong Learning week.”
“… dovetailed well with activities that were on-going in the centre allowing us to finish with a showcase event.”
“Learning Limerick and Lifelong Learning Festival… has given fresh ideas, new contacts. Our learners attended a lot of other events.”
“Lifelong Learning Festival is a useful additional stimulus which gives weight to our event.”
“Such a great event for meeting people, both old acquaintances and new folks, share my skills and exchange joy.”
“Lifelong Learning week is a very positive showcase of the many and varied types of learning experiences are in place in Limerick.”
“We academics should be striving to be able to explain our work to a general audience”
“A key education event in Limerick”
“‘Great initiative and very happy to be part of it… Linked up with some new partners on future possibilities for provision.”