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 12th Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, with an exciting line up of free lifelong learning events hosted by our partners right across Limerick City and County, will run from Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th May 2022. 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
Eimear Brophy @limclareetb and Chairperson of Learning Limerick welcomed representatives from Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Derry Strabane Learning City Regions to our seminar at UL City Campus for the festival this year. All cities are members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities while four of the cities, including Limerick, have also received the UNESCO Learning City Award. Derry Strabane was the first city globally to host a virtual lifelong learning festival in July 2020. #learningcities #UNESCO #lifelonglearning #irishnetwork #LearningCommunities ... See MoreSee Less
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In April this year, Learning Limerick members participated in a panel discussion and site visits in @learningcityds for the launch of their festival. The panel discussion explored how cities and local governments can and should help support lifelong learning in the community. The site visits were to E& I engineering which is ran by a local entrepreneur who started his business from scratch in the nineties and now has over 1,000 employees in his Donegal factory. There was also a visit to the Eden Foyle project in Derry, that is a new riverside cultural and environmental tourist attraction. #learningcities #lifelonglearing #unesco #limerickloveslearning #learningcommunities ... See MoreSee Less
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Learning Ambassador Patricia Sheehan is from Southill and she became a learning ambassador as she wanted to show her family that learning is for everyone, not just the young but the old too, and that no matter what age you are that you can always learn something. Patricia says ‘I’ll be learning for the rest of my life’ She also shared her reflections on online learning with us; and how we have all had to change our way of life and learning how to do things such as online learning and meetings on Zoom. Here is what she said: “It took a while to get comfortable but as they say “The longer you live the more you learn” and “I don’t feel that uncomfortable now speaking to people on Zoom”.#lovelearning #lifelonglearning #learningcommunities #learningcities #learningambassadors #unesco ... See MoreSee Less
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Great opportunity to take part in a lovely event. Contact details on the posters below. Places filling up quickly. @LimkLearnFest @SNNGroup @TraceyTobin16 @ClareFM @BrophyEimear @BunrattyCastle @CarersIreland @SNNGroup @CrusheenGaa @ClareMental @CluidHousing @CommHealthMW @ https://twitter.com/AgeFriendlyIrl/status/1559907212935454721

Age Friendly Ireland@AgeFriendlyIrl

Over 55? Age Friendly Ireland and Creative Ireland Programme invites you to have fun at a free two hour sing song with Ger Woulfe on August 22nd in Ennis and Shannon, Co Clare.

@AgeLimerick @DeptCulturelRL @creativeirl @LiliannaRizzo 2

Eimear Brophy @limclareetb and Chairperson of Learning Limerick welcomed guests from
@Corklearning, @DublinLearningCity, @BelfastLearing and @LearningCityDS to our seminar at UL City Campus for the festival this year.
@uil #IrishNetwork #learningcities #unesco #lifelonglearning

In April, Learning Limerick members participated in a panel discussion and site visits in @learningcityds for the launch of their festival. The panel discussion explored how cities can support #lifelonglearning in the community. #learningcities #unesco #limerickloveslearning

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