OLOL calls on volunteers in “community clean-up”

Limerick Civic Trust are helping the community get brighter and prettier. They are engaging with the community on four special projects over the next four months. RTE’s Diarmuid Gavin wishes to use this area as a feature for his television programme – “ Dirty Old Towns” which will air in March 2012. He is interested in seeing the community physically transform its public areas. Limerick Civic Trust will be assisting the community on the following projects:-
  1. The redevelopment of the front of Our Lady of Lourdes Church – upgrading of the car park and creation of a plaza in the green area;
  2. The upgrading of the Our Lady’s Grotto in Crecora Avenue
  3. The clearing of the site for the All Weather Pitch
  4. The development of the Seniors Garden and the Crèche Garden to the rear of the Community Centre.
How can you help?
“The Community Clearout!”
The community has driven all of these projects and indeed their constant lobbying for these amenities has driven these projects forward. We now need your help in clearing the site behind the Community Centre. Can you roll up your sleeves and give even only one hour in helping us to clear the fields and pull up the weeds. We are asking residents and helpers to come to the Community Centre on the morning of the 21st of November 2011 at 9.30 am to help us to clear out the fields. RTE will be here to film your hard work and to capture the community spirit of engagement. We hope that you will help in whatever way you can on the day. Light refreshments will be available to keep you going.
Internal Works in the Community Centre
OLOL CSG are delighted to announce that we will be going ahead with the redevelopment of the ground floor of the Community Centre. This will mean that the Sit n Sip Community Café will now be out to the front of the building with direct access from the street side. The reception area will also be redeveloped. The
Café will lead into and form part of the Community Hall which will continue to be used for Bingo and other community events.
To the rear of the ground floor there will be three units with direct walk in access for the community. These units will house the Welfare Rights Service, The Hairdresser and the final unit will be a Therapy unit which will be a fully kitted out treatment room which will be available to rent by chiropodist, beautician, physical therapists, nurses and any body else that wishes to use the space for periods from one hour to one day. The Senior Citizens room will remain to the rear of the building with the small but beautiful addition of french doors for ease of access to the gardens.
Full plans are on display in the Community Centre.
Further details available from OLOL CSG Ltd – 061 – 228596

Tuesday Night Entertainment for the Elderly

elderly1Volunteers and members of the community at the first Tuesday night of entertainment.

Tuesday saw the first in what is hoped many nights of entertainment for the elderly members of the community thanks to volunteers from Dell.

As part of the company’s “Make a Difference” programme, volunteers attended and provided music and diversion for free.

If you would like to see what they got up to last week, have a look at our pix.ie album.

All are welcome to come along next week, and indeed every Tuesday!

Expansion of Estate Management Services at OLOL

IMG_4019Members of the Estate Management Committee with the new pick-up truck

Members of the community gathered yesterday to launch the expansion of Our Lady of Lourdes’ Estate Management scheme.

The aim of Estate Management is to ensure a safe and clean community, doing such things as removing litter from green areas around the estates of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The purchase of a new pick-up truck, (pictured here along with members of the Estate Management Committee) means that their capabilities are greatly expanded.

Cllr Ger Fahey was on hand to represent Limerick City Council at the launch.

During an unscripted speech, he paid tribute to those involved saying that Our Lady of Lourdes community should be thankful that they have such an active community centre.

A bouquet of flowers was presented to Katherine Kirby, in appreciation for her nine years of work with the Estate Management project.

A full set of photographs can be seen at our pix.ie album.