Uimhir Thagarta Uathúil: 
Garryowen CDP

Chapter 9: Sustainable Communities and Social Infrastructure

The Community of Garryowen is urgently in need of a dedicated community centre.  As the recent audit of community facilities showed there is a high level of disadvantage, a large population and yet it remains the only such area of the City without dedicated community facilities. Garryowen CDP currently spends more than €20,000 per annum on private rented premises which are small, cramped and totally unfit for purpose.  Private philanthropy is interested in providing matching funds, yet there is still no concrete commitment from Limerick City and County Council to the project.  It is essential that the Community Centre is specifically mentioned in the plan with a clear timetable for construction.  The Community Centre proposal is supported by An Garda Siochana, Limerick Youth Service, Limerick Sports Partnership, PAUL Partnership.  Limerick City and County Council has recognised the need, but has yet to progress the project.

Main opinion: 

A Community Centre for Garryowen needs to be a priority for the Council. It should be specifically named in the plan with a clear timetable for construction.

Main requests: 

A Community Centre for Garryowen

Main reasons: 

Urgent priority to address the high level needs in this very disadvantaged area