Here you can find some useful local information and resources.
Our parish office, situated behind our church in Canon O’Malley’s house, is open three days a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3.00-5.00pm. The contact number is 061-416300.
MEALS ON WHEELS:
A Daily Service of Meals on Wheels, Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons is currently provided by St Mary’s AID. Enquiries regarding this service should be made to John Gilligan at St Mary’s AID. Telephone 061-318106.
CARE AND REPAIR:
A free home repair service is available to people in the area of St Mary’s who are over 65 years of age. For more information or to get the job done, phone Warren at 061-318106.
ST MARY’S SCOUTS:
Over 50 years ago scouting was established in St Mary’s, when the 2nd and 6th Limerick and sea scouts under the aegis of C.B.S.I. was formed.
CARE AND REPAIR:
St Mary’s AID Care and Repair in conjunction with The Estate Management is a free home and repair service supported Age Action Ireland for people over 65 years of age and people with disabilities who are living in St Mary’s Park. Volunteers carry out small home repair jobs for clients, which include minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting and small gardening jobs. Each job has to be less than two hours. All householders must supply materials. If a volunteer can’t do it, he may refer you to a trades person. If you get a trades person to call there is a charge. A list of trades people can be got by phoning the number below. The service is run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but you can call any day of the week. You can contact us on the number below, leave a message with reception and we will contact you the following day. Phone Warren at 061-318106 for more information or to get the job done.
St Mary's Action Centre is situated at the old Alms Houses opposite the Tracey-Daybreak Supermarket on Nicholas Street. It might be considered the Nerve Centre of the area. Here you will find all you need to know concerning many social welfare matters. It also offers the facility of having CVs typed professionally and in confidence. Contact number is: 061-410737.
ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE:
The parish Adult Education Centre is situated on the Island Road just at the pedestrian crossing. Many interesting courses take place there including some excellent classes in Basic Computers as well as classes of a more advanced level. The contact number is: 061-313993.
ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES:
There are multiple choices of classes to suit almost everyone at the Adult Education centre on the Island Road. It is the boys’ old school, a grey building on the left going down from the church and directly near the pedestrian crossing. Already in motion are classes such as: Art for beginners, Beauty and Skincare, Sewing, Irish, Family Cookery, Aromatherapy, Reiki Relaxation, DIY, Art, Glass Painting, Flower Arranging, Decoupage, card making, Guitar, The Importance of being me, Make-up and Sculptured nails, Computers Level 3. So come along on any day to register or just to see the enclosure which I can tell you, is very people friendly and you don’t necessarily have to belong to the parish to join a class. It is also a great source of sociability, where you can have access to the tea room, either alone or with a classmate. These classes are free to both men and women. You will find the manager, Mary Donnelly, ever so approachable. So don’t lose time. Contact Mary today at 061-313993.
MEALS ON WHEELS:
A Daily Service of Meals on Wheels, Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons is currently being provided by St Mary’s AID who operate out of the old Alms Houses. Enquiries regarding this service should be made to John Gilligan at St Mary’s AID. Telephone 061-318106.
The Limerick Civic Trust Annual Report has recently been published and of particular interest is the section dealing with the Community Garden which has greatly enhanced what was formerly a rather derelict site opposite the entrance to the very attractive Villier's Square. The report states: "At the end of August, the Minister for the Environment, Community and local Government, Phil Hogan, TD, opened the Community Garden at King's Island. The local residents turned out in force and it proved to be a very special day for the Trust. There was a great sense of achievement and satisfaction for all involved in seeing what a huge success the project has been. This Garden was also nominated for a 'Pride of Place Award' a true reflection of the hard work that went into this project." Open 9AM to 4Pm Monday to Friday.
Priest 061-414092 or 086-2586908 St Mary's Girls' School 061-419264 Pre-School St Mary's 085-7238896 St Senan's Adult Education 061-313993 Ard Scoil Mhuire 061-349014 Parish Office 061-416300 CDP Verdant Crescent 061-411076 Civic Trust 061- 313399 (Fax 061-315513) Credit Union 061-410422 (Fax 061-317031) Pat McRedmond (Sacristan) 061-342578. Limerick Youth Centre, 41, Nicholas Street: 086-7269662 King’s Island Primary Care Centre 311811.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings take place at Scoil Ide, Corbally on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.30 pm and the Hole in the Wall group meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.30 pm in the Town House behind our church on Athlunkard Street.
1. Meet and Eat For Free, Come to a Men's Shed breakfast on Thursday 19th April 10am 'til 11.30am at St Mary's CDP House, 5 Verdant Crescent, King's Island. 2. St Mary's CDP has the service of an Addiction Counselor and Counselor available to the community by appointment. Contact Majella on 061 411076, your privacy and confidentiality is assured.
DROP IN CENTRE:
Initially this group was set up as part of the LImerick Youth Service outreach programme which engages with young people who very often are not engaged in other programmes or activities. The group meets at 41, Nicholas street every Wednesday from 4.00 - 6.00 pm and engage in creative programmes, such as cookery, art and pool. At the moment they are undertaking an art project. The group have received funding from the Think Big which is funded through Headstrong and O2. This has a focus on positive mental health of the young people.