Latest News

Youthreach Yearbook published
16/06/2014 00:00:00
Our Youthreach centre in O'Connell Avenue is proud to publish its 2013 yearbook.
Upskill Catering Group Visit to LIT
27/03/2014 00:00:00
 The LCAES Upskill Catering Support group enjoyed an informative trip to LIT on Thursday, 6 March.

Cross-Community Art Exchange Showcase an outstanding success
25/03/2014 00:00:00
 Creativity was celebrated at a recent showcase event in Watch House Cross Community Centre which involved Art Groups from across Limerick city. Learners from Our Lady of Lourdes, Temperance Hall , Thomondgate ,  Limerick Social Services Centre  , St. John’s parish,  Garryowen and Northside FRC were all involved in an event that succeeded in bringing together people from across the city.


Parenting Limerick Launched
13/03/2014 00:00:00
 ‘Parenting Limerick’ recently launched a directory of information on parenting supports available in the Limerick City. 
First Performance of Blackguarded: Our Vagina Dialogues takes place
08/01/2014 00:00:00
Blackguarded: Our Vagina Dialogues. These stories of every woman were powerfully performed in 69 O’Connell Street (formerly Belltable Arts Centre), as part of the 16 days of action against violence against women. The script was written and performed by Clare Higgins, Margaret Fitzgerald, Claire Sadlier, Frances O'Brien, Clare Dollard and Noelene Nash aka 'Limerick Women Warriors'.
VTOS Students in Limerick City Adult Education Service raise €700 in aid of Philippines Relief
12/12/2013 00:00:00
Students in the Adult Education College, Sexton Street organised a Coffee Morning on 27th November and raised over €700 which was sent directly to the rebuild Malapasqua Island programme in the Philippines.
LCAES Youthreach Literacy Week 2013
12/12/2013 00:00:00
In Youthreach O’Connell Avenue, we pride ourselves in placing literacy at the top of our agenda. Every year we hold an annual literacy awareness week to highlight the importance of literacy amongst our students.
Minster Cannon becomes honorary member of Southill Men’s Shed!
04/11/2013 00:00:00
Ciaran Cannon Minister for Training & Skills at the Department of Education & Skills was presented with the official tie and made an honorary member of Southill Men’s Shed at a conference in All Hallows College in Dublin recently!  The conference marked the completion of the European VITA project involving 10 countries which focused on the validation of non-formal learning. The Minister presented certificates to 10 member of Southill Men’s Shed who were involved in the project.
LCAES responding to demands for qualified staff to work in the Hospitality Sector in Limerick!
16/10/2013 00:00:00
Students on a Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) programme with LCAES who are participating in a Certificate in Catering Support  (QQI Level 4 – Part time). This 18 month programme, which includes modules such as Kitchen Skills, Meal Service, Short Order Cooking as well as Customer Service, Communications and Work Experience, will qualify and prepare these people for much needed jobs in the Catering and Hospitality sector in the Limerick area.
Community Addiction Studies Course - Presentation of Certificates to LCAES learners
07/10/2013 00:00:00
On Thursday September 26th, participants on the Community Addiction Studies Course© received their FETAC/QQI Level 5 Component Certificates.  This is the 12th year of the course and to date over 150 people have completed it.
LCAES raise more than €400 for Milford Hospice on Coffee Morning
23/09/2013 00:00:00
LCAES staff and learners gathered together in the Adult Education Service Building canteen on the morning of the 19th of September to support Milford Hospice and to meet up for a chat, coffee and cake.
Youthreach Junior Cert Technology Project
20/06/2013 00:00:00
Emma Ryan, Northside Youthreach Education Centre Learner tells us about her Junior Cert Project.
VTOS Celebrate Intercultural Day
20/06/2013 00:00:00
On Thursday 16th May the Limerick City Adult Education Service VTOS College celebrated their Intercultural Day with a festival of events held at Perys Hotel Limerick. VTOS Limerick City Intercultural Day serves to highlight the diversity and culture of all the different nationalities that participate on VTOS courses. It was a great day and wonderful to see students and staff working together to make this a unique and truly enjoyable occasion.
QQI/FETAC Awards Ceremony at Northside Youthreach
15/05/2013 00:00:00
Hear from Shanice Hayes, Northside Youthreach learner about a recent awards ceremony there.
LCAES learners go on to further study
01/05/2013 00:00:00
Congratulations to VTOS Art Craft and Design students, Mary McCarthy, Piotr Dzioba, Mary O'Mullane and Veronika Apine on being accepted for the degree course at Limerick College of Art and Design.  This is a great achievement and we wish them well for the future.
LCAES Learners visit Paris-the VTOS Art Trip 2013
19/04/2013 00:00:00
Seventeen VTOS art students recently travelled on a cultural trip to Paris organised by art teacher, Jayne Foley.   Financed by the students themselves, it was an amazing trip with visits to the most famous sights of the city including Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre, the Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower.  The highlight was a visit to the Salvador Dali exhibition at the Pompidou Centre as well as the Musée d’Orsay on the left bank of the Seine.  The students took some fantastic photos, using their digital photography skills to great effect!  All agreed that travelling abroad as a community of learners was a wonderful opportunity – one they will never forget.
Nurturing Wellbeing in Adult Learning
17/04/2013 00:00:00
On March 22nd, 110 staff from all across Limerick City Adult Education Service took part in ‘Nurturing Wellbeing in Adult Teaching and Learning’ a CPD event that was held as part of Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival 2013. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing and positive mental health in the adult learning environment and to share practical approaches for building resilience-both our own and that of learners.
New LCAES Volunteers Ready to get Started
01/02/2013 00:00:00
Twenty eight newly recruited Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutors completed their initial training with LCAES last week. This will add significantly to the number of volunteer tutors currently working across the adult literacy programme with Basic Education Solutions (BES).
Adult Information and Guidance Service pilot ‘Getting Ready for Your Next Steps’
30/01/2013 00:00:00
In December, the Limerick City Adult Education Service Part-Time Information & Guidance Staff piloted an Open Seminar ‘Getting Ready For Your Next Steps’ with UpSkill Learners. This was part of the Information & Guidance plan for UpSkill for this year and was designed to respond to demands from learners for information and knowledge about moving on in learning and work.
First Step learners go to University of Limerick!
16/01/2013 00:00:00
To celebrate the conclusion of a 5 week ‘Confidence-Building for Learning’ course, a group of adult learners from LCAES went to the University of Limerick.  This course is one of a range of new ‘First Step’ programmes launched last November 2012 by Minister Joan Burton.  The aim of these courses is to encourage learners to take their first steps back into education.
Learners enjoying new technology room at Northside Youthreach Education Centre Moyross
19/12/2012 00:00:00
We have a new Technology Room. It is equipped with benches, tools and drawing equipment for Technical Graphics.
Northside Youthreach Education Centre Moyross go Planting with Rugby Legends
19/12/2012 00:00:00
On Friday 30th of November we went to the Northside Learning Hub to help with a tree planting project.
Youthreach Healthy Heart Week
25/10/2012 00:00:00
As part of Youthreach O’Connell Avenue Limerick’s Health and Fitness Drive, a fun-filled week took place on September 24th to 28th to increase awareness of the importance of health and fitness in our lives.
Routes To A Better Future
25/10/2012 00:00:00
LCAES and local agencies work together to help unemployed Limerick people improve their life chances.
LCAES Youthreach, O’Connell Avenue celebrates its first LCA graduation
11/10/2012 00:00:00
LCAES Youthreach, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick saw its first Leaving Cert Applied learners graduate this year.
Community Addiction Studies Course presentation of Certificates 2012
10/10/2012 00:00:00
On Friday September 7th, Minister Jan O’Sullivan, Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government presented the component Certificates to the participants who completed the Community Addiction Studies Course in 2012.
LCAES AEIGS – Providing Adult Education Information While You Shop
09/07/2012 00:00:00
October 2011 saw the Adult Education Information and Guidance Service (AEIGS) launch a new venture to target hard-to-reach potential adult learners – by setting up monthly Information Stands in four shopping centres across the city.
Limerick City Youthreach Newsletter Published
19/06/2012 00:00:00
The Summer 2012 edition of the Limerick City Youthreach Newsletter has been published.
David Boland Memorial Events - LCAES Youthreach
07/06/2012 00:00:00
Some words from Hayley Purcell, member of the LCA1 group in Youthreach O’ Connell Avenue and co-organiser of a fundraising drive in memory of former learner David.
LCAES United shine in intercultural soccer festival
06/06/2012 00:00:00
LCAES United performed admirably, eventually narrowly losing out to Morocco in the Plate Final of the Limerick Sixes World Cup on May 26th.
LCAES VTOS learners accepted to Art College
23/05/2012 00:00:00
After a year of hard work, a big congratulations goes out to VTOS Art Craft and Design students, Kamil Parzych, Brian O’Donovan, Olga Karpova, Jackie Duhig and Edel O'Callaghan on being accepted for the degree course at Limerick College of Art and Design.  Well done also to all the staff teaching on the programme!  The annual showcase of learners' art works will take place on the morning of 1st of June.  All are welcome.
Get Inspired! A seminar on Youth Entrepreneurial Learning
23/05/2012 00:00:00
Gerry Cusack, Leaving Cert Applied Co-ordinator with LCAES Youthreach and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) 2011 Teacher of the Year Ireland, shares his experience of attending the Get Inspired Seminar in Poland.
The Men's Shed Drama Class
08/05/2012 00:00:00
The Men’s Shed Drama class was a 10 week programme with the Southhill Men’s Shed group.  It was facilitated by LCAES tutor Maeve McGrath and funded by LCAES Community Ed.  Here are some words and sentiments from participants at the conclusion of their course and release of their YouTube short film - The Card Game.
RTE films Limerick City Adult Education Learner
01/05/2012 00:00:00
A television crew recently came to the Limerick Adult Education College on Sexton Street to film VTOS student Ali Almousawi from Iraq.  Ali is currently taking part in a documentary about his new life in Ireland, including his participation in Adult Education.  The documentary will be screened on RTE in June.
VTOS Cultural Trip To Rome 2012
01/05/2012 00:00:00
50 students from Limerick City Adult Education Service's VTOS programme paid a weekend visit to Rome in March.  It was a unique experience in an amazing City.  Our walking tours took in most of the famous historical landmarks including the beautiful Piazzas, the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and Trevi Fountain.  To see the ancient history and culture of Rome at first hand was an extraordinary learning opportunity, never to be forgotten.
LCAES visit Oslo for RPL project meeting
04/04/2012 00:00:00
A delegation from the Adult Education Service recently visited Norway as part of a European project on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The project shares knowledge on procedures and practices of RPL across the EU and explores the potential of ECVET (European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training).
Launch of LCAES, LCEN and Regeneration commissioned research report – ‘The Social Value of Community-Based Adult Education in Limerick City’
21/03/2012 00:00:00
You never know what amazing things are happening on your doorstep until you join classes
Over 100 people attended the launch recently of an important research report on ‘The Social Value of Community-Based Adult Education in Limerick City. The report was commissioned by LCAES, Limerick Community Education Network (LCEN), and Limerick Regeneration Agency and was carried out by a research team from the Sociology Dept. at UL.
LCAES co-host first session of a new Leonardo da Vinci Partnership:Recognition of prior learning for teachers and trainers in VET (RIPLVET)
03/02/2012 00:00:00
The inaugural meeting for a European project on the recognition of prior learning (RPL) in vocational education and training (VET) was recently co-hosted by Mary Immaculate College and Limerick City Adult Education Service on the 19th and 20th January. The project aims to compare VET systems in partner countries, share knowledge on the use of RPL and prepare documentation on a range of issues, including the potential of ECVET (European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training) for supporting RPL.
LCAES Community Education learners Launch ‘Gaeilge Beo’ Irish Calendar 2012
10/01/2012 00:00:00
Participants in four LCAES Community Education Irish classes across the city recently joined forces to put together a unique Irish calendar celebrating the beauty of the Limerick city landscape and the grá that exists here for our national language.  Groups of adult learners from Our Lady Queen of Peace, Southill Gael Scoil, St. Munchins FRC and the Social Service Centre worked together on this collaborative project.
LCAES welcomes 30 New Volunteer Tutor Recruits
07/12/2011 00:00:00
Eileen Sheehan, the LCAES Learner who featured on RTE’s “A Story With Me In It”, was one of the special guests on hand at the recent celebration night held to welcome over 30 new volunteer Adult Literacy Tutors to the service.
LCAES Launches CASC Evaluation Report
05/12/2011 00:00:00
Limerick City Adult Education Service (LCAES) will launch its Report ‘Evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the Community Addiction Studies Course (CASC©) in Limerick City’ on Thursday December 8th 2011.  This study of CASC© in Limerick is only the third evaluation to be conducted on accredited drugs education in Ireland and is a first for Limerick.  The Report highlights the critical role that local communities and local people have to play in tackling problems of drugs misuse.
LCAES: Tickled Pink in Youthreach O’Connell Avenue
22/11/2011 00:00:00
As part of the LCAES Youthreach O’Connell Avenue Limerick SPHE drive, a fun-filled day took place on October 28th in aid of breast cancer awareness.
LCAES: National Engineering Award for Youthreach learner Shauna!
22/11/2011 00:00:00
Huge congratulations to LCAES Youthreach O’Connell Avenue’s (Limerick) Shauna O’Connor, who has received the 2011 National Award for Highest Grade for a female candidate in Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Engineering. 
LCAES’s ‘Limerick City Adult Learner Forum’ Shines at National Event
14/11/2011 00:00:00
The 2nd Adult Learners' Forum of Ireland (ALFI) meeting supported by Aontas took place on October 26th in the Ashling Hotel, and despite the horrendous weather of the previous days, fifty learners from across the country gathered to discuss and hear about Local Adult Learner Forums.
LCAES VTOS Celebrate Limerick Language Alive Week
08/11/2011 00:00:00
On Wednesday, October 19th, as part of Limerick Language Alive Week funded by Limerick City Council, the Limerick City Adult Education Service VTOS College celebrated Language Alive Day with a festival of events held at Perys Hotel Limerick. It was a great day and wonderful to see students and staff working together to make this a unique and truly enjoyable occasion.
Cuisle comes to LCAES: VTOS welcome renowned Slovenian poet to Adult Ed College
19/10/2011 00:00:00
VTOS students and teachers were delighted to receive a visit from renowned Slovenian poet, Istok Osojnik, as part of Cuisle International Poetry Festival which took place last week.
LCAES Learners celebrate Junior Cert Results
05/10/2011 00:00:00
Up to seventy students from the Limerick Adult Education College celebrated their Junior Certificate results in September. The Junior Certificate represents an important achievement on the educational journey of many adult learners.
LCAES Youthreach-O’Connell Avenue Launch “Different Voices”
28/09/2011 00:00:00
World famous authors, with over 50 million sales to their name, joined forces with Limerick city students to produce a unique literacy and enterprise project. “Different Voices” is a collection of writings, artwork, and photography that was created to highlight the importance of reading and writing for young people, as well as raising funds to support the work of Barnardo’s children’s charity.
Northside Youthreach Annual 2011
14/07/2011 00:00:00
Northside Youthreach announces the publication of their 2011 Annual. 
Back to Education - Part-time steps to a brighter future!
04/07/2011 00:00:00
LCAES Upskill Programme is offering a suite of new part-time programmes, beginning in October 2011.  The programmes include General Learning, Employability, ICTs, Art & Design, Retail Skills, Healthcare and Childcare.  They are ideal for you if you want to enhance your general education or work towards getting into a new line of employment.
Community Based Learners Share their Stories
23/06/2011 00:00:00
Tutor Sheila Quealey worked with St. Munchins Women’s Group to write about the happy, sad and funny happenings in their lives. ‘It’s not as simple as reaching for a pen and paper’ as Sheila explains here…
LCAES Students Embrace Creativity
23/06/2011 00:00:00
The LCAES VTOS Art Craft and Design students held a one-day exhibition of their art work at the Adult Education Service building in O’Connell, Avenue on Wednesday June 1st.
LCAES: Limerick VTOS Intercultural Day
01/06/2011 00:00:00
On Thursday, May 19th, as part of Limerick’s Intercultural week, the Limerick City Adult Education Service celebrated its Intercultural Day with a festival of events held at the Adult Education College in Sexton Street. It was a great day and wonderful to see students and staff working together to make this a unique and truly enjoyable occasion.
LCAES staff take part in charity walk for Pieta House
30/05/2011 00:00:00
Members of staff from the Limerick City Adult Education Service recently participated in the Pieta House "Darkness Into Light" charity walk in Limerick.
Eileen Sheehan, LCAES learner from Moyross Adult Education Group, debuts in RTE/NALA’s ‘A Story with Me in it’
17/05/2011 00:00:00
Eileen Sheehan, a learner with Limerick City Adult Education Service on the Basic Education Solution programme, featured in the RTE/NALA T.V. series “A story with Me in it.” This series will run over six weeks and each programme will focus on one person’s story and their struggle with literacy.
LCAES proud to announce publication of Youthreach’s ‘Different Voices’ Literary and Art anthology
17/05/2011 00:00:00
As part of the annual literacy drive Youthreach O’Connell Avenue has recently published a literary and art anthology titled ‘Different Voices’. This project is aimed at highlighting the possibilities for literacy amongst Youthreach learners. We are also using this opportunity to develop a local community literacy and enterprise project promoting literacy awareness, as well as allowing learners to experience an enterprise project and the challenges involved in developing and selling a product.
LCAES delighted to announce the city wide screening of ‘A Limerick Minute’
03/05/2011 00:00:00
A Limerick Minute is a series of short films produced by people of Limerick. Throughout 2010, documentary filmmaker Christina Gangos taught and mentored learners from Community Based Adult Education Centres across Limerick in the art of observational documentary. The outcome presents diverse approaches of exploring Limerick through a camera lens.
New EGF Photography Course Announced
21/04/2011 00:00:00
Due to popular demand FETAC Level 5 Digital Photography is being re-run in LCAES for all adults eligible for EGF funding.  Course begins Friday April 29th from 9:30am to 4:30pm and runs every Friday over seven weeks.  This course is free to all those eligible for EGF funding.  Eligibility clearance will be sought from the EGF Co-ordination Unit prior to course start up.
LCAES VTOS take part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade
20/04/2011 00:00:00
A group of thirty ESOL students from LCAES VTOS recently participated in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Limerick.  Their participation was part of their FETAC Community Participation module, organised by teacher Carmel Sheridan.
LCAES Learners visit London - VTOS CULTURE TRIP
20/04/2011 00:00:00
Twenty students from LCAES Limerick VTOS recently went on a culture trip to London accompanied by Patricia Kennedy and Jayne Foley.
LCAES celebrate Teacher of the Year Award for Youthreach O’Connnell Avenue
15/04/2011 00:00:00
All staff in the Limerick City Adult Education Service would like to offer huge congratulations to their colleague Gerard Cusack of Youthreach, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick who has been selected by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to represent NFTE and Foroige, as a 2011 Teacher of the Year Ireland winner.  Gerry will be honoured at NFTE’S annual celebration, the Dare to Dream Awards Dinner at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City this April.
Communities celebrate International Women’s Day
14/04/2011 00:00:00
Creativity was the order of the day when community education groups came together to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th.   
LCAES Youthreach host All Ireland Indoor Soccer Tournament
15/02/2011 00:00:00
The All-Ireland Youthreach Indoor Soccer Final hosted by Youthreach, (Limerick City Adult Education Service), took place in Delta Soccer Dome in Ballysimon. The new and innovative purpose-built facility, managed by Darragh Droog, hosted 11 teams from all over the country who displayed fantastic sportsmanship, over four hours of soccer mania!
New EGF Courses announced
28/01/2011 00:00:00
LCAES announces a wide range of part time accredited courses for EGF eligible applicants.
Online learning the right road for Taxi Drivers
21/12/2010 00:00:00
A blend of online learning and class work has paid off handsomely for Taxi Drivers in the city recently.
LCAES: Launch of 'Luimneach Is Tú An Spéirbhean'
21/12/2010 00:00:00
Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam is surely the mantra of the rang Gaeilge who meet on a weekly basis at the Limerick Social Service Centre.
LCAES learners score in Thomond Park
08/12/2010 00:00:00
A partnership initiative involving LCAES, FAS and the FAI saw a total of 16 learners receive certification in Thomond Park recently.
Limerick City AES pilots two innovative new projects
12/11/2010 00:00:00
Limerick City Adult Education Service is currently piloting two exciting new projects - an Irish Aid funded ‘Development Education Project’ and a community-based initiative called ‘Capturing the Wider Benefits of Learning’.
LCAES Raise €500 for Milford Hospice on Coffee Morning
07/10/2010 00:00:00
LCAES staff and learners gathered together in the Adult Education Service Building canteen on the morning of the 16th of September to support Milford Hospice and to meet up for a chat, coffee and cake.
LCAES Community Education learners raise over €2000 for MS with ‘Literary Leanings’ Publication
21/09/2010 00:00:00
The proceeds of €2,048 from the sale of ‘Literary Leanings’, the first publication from Queen of Peace Creative Writers have been presented to the Limerick Branch of the MS Society.
LCAES Northside Youthreach launch their 2010 yearbook
15/09/2010 00:00:00
Well done to all involved in the recent publication of the second annual Northside Youthreach student yearbook
LCAES Northside Youthreach Learners progress to further studies
10/09/2010 00:00:00
Following in the footsteps of Shauna Dundon and Lorna Cantillon in July 2009, five Northside learners will this summer move onto further studies elsewhere in Limerick City.
LCAES Basic Education Awareness Campaign launched by the Mayor
01/09/2010 00:00:00
Mayor Maria Byrne was on hand to join a group of local adult learners from across Limerick City to launch the “Take the first step” poster campaign to promote adult basic education in Limerick.
LCAES Youthreach Graduate from Entrepreneurship Programme
06/07/2010 00:00:00
The NFTE Entrepreneurship Programme is delivered in schools/youth centres by teachers & youth workers who are specially trained.
Launch of Knowing your Community in Southill
23/06/2010 00:00:00
The Southside Women’s Group recently held a launch to celebrate their achievements on completing a course entitled ‘Knowing your Community’.  Local Councillor Orla McLoughlin was on hand to officiate at the launch in Southill Junior School.
Congratulations to LCAES Youthreach on David Boland Memorial soccer triumph
23/06/2010 00:00:00
The David Boland Memorial Soccer Tournament took place again this year in Tipperary Town with nine enthusiastic Youthreach teams kicking off an exciting day of sport.
LCAES Learners Cliff-hanger in Clare
15/06/2010 00:00:00
Over 80 students and staff members from Basic Education Solutions, a Limerick City Adult Education Service programme, recently went on their annual trip to West Clare.
Youthreach Learner Celebrates Boxing Success!
28/05/2010 00:00:00
April saw Limerick’s latest Boxing hero came into his own when Myles Casey beat Joe Scullion from All Saints Boxing Club and became Ireland’s National Under 16 Boxing Champion at the National Stadium in Dublin!
Launch of ‘Literary Leanings’ in Queen of Peace
28/05/2010 00:00:00
Queen of Peace Creative Writers launched their first ever anthology ‘Literary Leanings’ in the Spotted Dog Lounge in Janesboro recently. ‘Literary Leanings’ is the collective work of a group of Community Education learners who have been together about 18 months and are supported by Limerick City AES through the tuition of Sheila Quealey.
Literacy Week a great success
11/05/2010 00:00:00
As part of a commitment to improving literacy, a special week of activities took place in LCAES Youthreach in O’ Connell Avenue from Monday March 8th.
Ann and Elaine Represent LCAES at Áras an Uachtaráin
30/04/2010 00:00:00
Ann Morrissey, a learner, and Elaine Tucker, a volunteer tutor, from Basic Education Solutions represented Limerick City Adult Education Service at the recent National Adult Literacy Agency’s 30 Year Celebration Reception hosted by President Mary McAleese.
Exciting New Publication for Young Learners
23/04/2010 00:00:00
In March, the first edition of a newsletter was published, celebrating the achievements and activities of Limerick City AES Youthreach programme in 3 centres across the city.
Launch of LCEN Strategic Plan
13/04/2010 00:00:00
The Limerick Community Education Network (LCEN) , launched their first strategic plan covering the period 2010 – 2013 in Southill Area Centre recently. The plan ...demonstrates LCEN’s commitment to the provision of quality adult learning opportunities and helps to raise the profile of this critical, but often invisible sector which is so important in the lives of many people across Limerick City” said Mary Hamilton, Adult Education Officer with Limerick City AES.
Grotto Project Wins STAR Award
25/03/2010 00:00:00
On Monday the 22nd of February at the National Aontas STAR Awards held in Dublin, participants and staff involved in the Grotto Project on Childers’ Road were presented with a ‘Highly Commended’ STAR Award to recognise the achievements of the group.
Eighteen graduate from CASC
12/03/2010 00:00:00
Thursday 25th February saw eighteen participants graduate from the Community Addiction Studies Course (CASC) programme organised and supported by Limerick City AES. The graduation ceremony for the FETAC Level 5 Component Certificate in Community Addiction Studies Course 2009 was held in the Greenhills Hotel.
OUT exhibition visits Limerick
12/03/2010 00:00:00
Following a well reviewed and highly successful exhibition in Kilmainham Gaol the ‘OUT’ National Prison Education art exhibition has moved to The Hunt Museum in Limerick. The exhibition is the culmination of artistic work created by prisoners from prisons throughout Ireland, including some magnificent pieces created by participants from Limerick.
Literacy Week in Youthreach
09/03/2010 00:00:00
A special week of literacy based activities will take place from Monday March 8th as part of Youthreach MTI’s commitment to literacy.
Study Trip to Lahinch
09/03/2010 00:00:00
The VTOS Leaving Cert Geography group recently visited Lahinch on a study trip organised by teacher Kathleen McNamara.  The following is a summary of the day from the pen of learner John Buston.
Grotto Project shortlisted for Aontas Award
22/02/2010 00:00:00
The Childer’s Road Traveller Group Grotto Refurbishment Project, a Limerick City AES (LCAES) collaborative project, has been nominated for a prestigious Aontas Star Award.
EGF Information Fair A Huge Success
17/02/2010 00:00:00
City of Limerick VEC adult and further education staff were kept very busy at the recent EGF Information days held in the South Court Hotel,  on 11th and 12th February.
Volunteer Literacy Tutors honoured as 40 new recruits complete their trail
19/01/2010 00:00:00
Limerick City Adult Education Service (LCAES) recently marked the retirement of three of its longest serving volunteer adult literacy tutors while also welcoming over 40 new tutors to the fold.
Youthreach Classes to Resume on Tuesday
11/01/2010 00:00:00
Following the recent improvement in weather conditions it has been decided to resume all Limerick City AES Youthreach classes on Tuesday 12th January.
Classes Cancelled
10/01/2010 00:00:00
Due to the continued deterioration in weather conditions, all Adult Education classes in the Adult Education Service, O' Connell Avenue and in the Adult Education College, Presentation Court, Sexton Street due to be held on 11th, 12th and 13th January are cancelled.
VTOS Concert a great success
07/01/2010 00:00:00
The VTOS Christmas concert was an outstanding success and undoubtedly the best multi-cultural event in town!  With a wide variety of acts, compèred by Frank Noonan, the show kicked off with the staff performance of ABBA in full 1970’s gear.  Jayne Foley’s Arts group stole the show with their superb performance of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.  Their act was stunning in terms of costume, dance and choreography. 
Bereavement Notice
04/01/2010 00:00:00
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of our valued friend and colleague, Claire Doherty, Co-ordinator of Upskill Solutions.
Ancillary Staff win National Innovation Award
21/12/2009 00:00:00

At the VEC National Partnership Forum Annual Conference held in Clontarf Castle earlier this month, City of Limerick VEC Ancillary Staff were proud to receive a National Workplace Innovation Award for their work to enhance communication across the VEC.

Celebrations! LCAES Learner Awards
10/12/2009 00:00:00
Over 200 adult learners attended our annual Awards night held on Thursday 26th November, where they received their FETAC, Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate awards in style.
29% Increase in Adult Education Information Queries
04/12/2009 00:00:00
Limerick City Adult Education Service has recorded a 29% increase in members of the public accessing their Adult Education Information Service up to 549 from 427 in 2008.
ITABE Blog Launched!
03/12/2009 00:00:00
LCAES learners have launched their own blog to record their learning journey.
Christmas Comes Early for CASC Participants
03/12/2009 00:00:00
Well done to the participants from the Community Addiction Studies Course!!...
Youth Work Planning has a new Facebook
10/11/2009 00:00:00

Over the last few weeks, Youth Workers, Sports Officers, Project Workers and other stakeholders across the city have attended workshops to input into a Youth-work Framework for the City. It has been great meeting everyone, sharing ideas, stories and planning for the future.

VTOS Celebrates 21st Birthday
23/10/2009 00:00:00
On Friday, October 16th Limerick VTOS celebrated its 21st birthday with a festival of events held at the Adult Education College in Sexton Street.
Denis Brosnan launches AES Strategic Framework
23/10/2009 00:00:00
Friday 23rd October was a proud day for our Service with the official launch of the AES Strategic Framework, Logo and website.
Funding received for 'Artist in the Community'
15/10/2009 00:00:00
Limerick Community Education Network (LCEN) in partnership with the LCAES Community Education Programme and 'up and coming' documentary film maker Christina Gangos have secured funding for a new innovative community arts initiative.
Northside Youthreach publish 2009 Annual
08/10/2009 00:00:00
Well done to all involved in the recent publication of the first annual Northside Youthreach student yearbook.
A joined-up approach to Youth Work
30/09/2009 00:00:00
Planning for the first Strategic Framework for Youth Work in the City kicked off recently with the first of a series of workshops held on 18th September.
National Recognition for SimpleIT
30/09/2009 00:00:00
A Limerick partnership initiative was highlighted as an exemplar of good practice when it was showcased at the Age Action Imagine IT Conference which was held in Croke Park on September 28th. 
Basic Skills Campaign Launched
22/09/2009 00:00:00
A new Campaign has been launched to encourage Adults to improve their Reading, Writing and Maths Skills. It involves a mail drop to 65,000 homes during National Adult Literacy Week which commenced on Monday 21st September.
Milford Hospice Coffee and Cake morning
18/09/2009 00:00:00
A very big well done to all involved in organising and supporting the recent Coffee and Cake morning in the Adult Education Service.
Partnership in Action
18/09/2009 00:00:00
On monday 21st September a new partnership initiative commenced when forty seven new learners on a  Certificate in General Studies began with the Adult Education Service Upskill programme.
Community Education Meeting a Success
10/09/2009 00:00:00
The annual meeting of Community  Centre Co-ordinators and Tutors, which took place in the Bible Studies Centre, Dominic Street on Thursday 3rd September, was once again a huge success 


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