ABC (Area-Based Childhood) Start Right Limerick is an early intervention and prevention initiative focusing on the ante-natal to 6 years age group in the city centre and north side of Limerick city.  The programme aims to enhance child development and well-being, to provide capacity-building supports to parents, and to tackle disadvantage using evidence-informed approaches and interventions.

Through a Community Wraparound Model, ABC Start Right partners with families, Early Years (EY) services, and a range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations to deliver a suite of high-quality, user-friendly and integrated supports to families in the city centre and northside communities of Limerick City, as illustrated below.

ABC Start Right covers the following areas:  Ballynanty, City Centre, Dock Road, Garryowen, Kileely, King’s Island, Knockalisheen Centre,  Moyross, Thomondgate

ABC Start Right - Community Wraparound

Across all working areas, ABC Start Right facilitates key transitions for parents and children (home to crèche, crèche to preschool, preschool to primary school) by building networks between parents, EY services and schools.  It also disseminates positive, non-judgmental parenting messages by press, website, social media, audio-visual and printed materials.

ABC Start Right funds and manages – a website providing high quality information on positive parenting. is a partnership between ABC Start Right Limerick, Parenting Limerick, and the Limerick Children and Young People’s Committee (CYPSC).

For more information, contact:

Maya Dafinova, ABC Start Right Programme Manager

T. 061 419388


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