21.03.13 Proving there is always something new to learn, Limerickâ??s Lifelong Learning Festival is back for the fourth year running with over 200 events and activities to interest, entertain and engage people of all ages. The 2014 Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival takes place from 7th - 13th April and was launched at King Johnâ??s Castle by television host, actor and creative writer, Kamal Ibrahim, accompanied by the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Kathleen Leddin, the Cathaoirleach of County Limerick, Cllr. John Sheahan, the medieval Knights of Desmond and fire eaters. Picture: Alan Place.     +++REPRODUCTION FREE+++

It is a strategic priority of PAUL Partnership to promote and support access to lifelong educational, training, and learning opportunities.

Through our Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), one-to-one advice and support is provided in relation to accessing education and lifelong learning opportunities in Limerick.  Further details about this service and where it can be accessed is available here: SICAP

Learning Limerick

The Learning Limerick Steering Group is a partnership forum that brings together sectoral networks and partnerships, and is committed to creating a culture of learning in Limerick. It is made up of statutory, local development, business, and community & voluntary sector partners that have a role in Learning in Limerick.

For a 7th consecutive year, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival makes an exciting return to the city and county over the first week of April 2017.  The theme this year is Communities, Connecting, Learning. From Saturday 1st April to Friday 7th April, over 250 events and activities will entertain and engage people of all ages .

The Festival kicks off  with a real crowd-pleaser on Saturday 1st April with the Mary Immaculate College Showcase – a free, fun, interactive day of learning, activities and workshops for all the family and promises to offer a snapshot of what the festival programme will offer.  From printmaking and technology demonstrations to genealogy, history, language taster and media & film workshops; the day will include playground science, start your own business development, arts and crafts, music and hip hop dancing and children’s entertainment.  All displays, activities and workshops are free for all the family at the Showcase.

For a full breakdown of all the events and activities taking place over the week, please visit our website http://www.limerick.ie/lovelearning and social media pages

Festival brochures and flyers have also been distributed to all the main community centres, libraries, and colleges around the city and county.

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