The Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, now in its eleventh year, will take place from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th May 2021.  Building on the success of the first virtual festival in 2020, we are now planning an exciting line up of FREE events for you to enjoy.

The Festival theme this year is ‘“New Futures, New Adventures in Learning”. It will celebrate 11 years of the festival and Limerick as a UNESCO Learning City-Region. This year it will again include using live streamed and interactive webinar workshops and event activities. The festival provides a timely opportunity to reflect on the many innovative ways we have been continuing to engage in learning over the last year; while also exploring how learning will continue to bring us on new adventures in the future.    We have all expanded the ways in which we can access learning and have met these new opportunities for learning with great enthusiasm.  

Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival has something for everyone –
wherever you live, whatever your age is and whatever your particular interests may be!

New Futures, New Adventures in Learning

Communities, Connecting, Learning

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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. Last year in 2020, the festival celebrated 10 years, and had an extra-special virtual programme to celebrate this milestone!


What People are Saying
  • “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.”


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  • University of Limerick
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  • Limerick Childcare
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