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Limerick Comhairle na nÓg

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Current topic:

Limerick Comhairle is focusing on the topic of Politics and Civic Engagement in 2017, working in partnership with the Politics Department in University of Limerick. We want to encourage civic engagement in young people and to find out why so many young people lack interest in politics: statistics show very low engagement in the 18-25 year old age bracket when it comes to voting.

In early 2017, three young people from our Comhairle , Megan McMahon, Christopher Cummins, and Keith Allen, visited Boden, in North Sweden as part of an Eramus+ programme called ‘The Key.’ Young people from Sweden, Malta and Ireland were all involved in a week-long programme centered on entrepreneurship and creativity – all in snowy, -15 degree surroundings just outside the Arctic Circle.


Work already completed: 

Limerick Comhairle’s primary topic for 2016-17 is the Education System. We will develop facilitated sessions around this theme. We plan to work with the ETB in addressing a project around Restorative Practice in the classroom.

Limerick Comhairle completed work on the topic of mental health in 2015, with a specific focus on mental health issues facing young people living in Direct Provision, and those who are homeless. In relation to this, they examined the living conditions of those living in Direct Provision, and those experiencing homelessness.

Here is our video from our AGM 2015, which also incorporated our #LetsGoMental2015 event – to read more click here:


Limerick City and Limerick County Comhairle were operating as two separate Comhairle until the Local Authority merger in 2014, and up to this point were working on separate topics.

Limerick City Comhairle completed a mental health resource booklet, Promoting Mental Health in Limerick City: A guide for young people by young people, which was launched at a special event in the city. The Comhairle worked closely with the creative learning charity Bluebox, running a number of workshops around understanding mental health, and the influencing factors which can contribute to either positive or negative mental health.

In 2014 we worked on the topic of Cyber-bullying. We wrote and recorded an original song titled Rock Me to raise awareness of the topic. We held an awareness night for parents to educate them about the issue. Forensic psychologist and University College Cork associate lecturer Dr Maureen Griffin spoke at the event on social networking and internet safety.

In 2013 Limerick County Comhairle set out to raise awareness around sexual education in schools across the county. We carried out a campaign in which wristbands were sold to raise awareness around the importance of talking about sexual health. The slogan on the wristband was ‘Let’s Talk about Sex’. As a result of surveys carried out in local secondary schools, a report was carried out and presented to the Regional SPHE Manager Brian Murray.

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