Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival returns to in-person events

Yvonne Lane, Learning Limerick and Mayor Daniel Butler at the launch of the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival.

THE annual Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival will return to in-person events in May after being held virtually for the past two years because of Covid restrictions. 

The theme of this year’s festival, which runs from May 23 to 29, is ‘Learn Something New in 2022’.

Open to everyone who wishes to learn something new and broaden their mind, the festival features a wide range of activities like dance, art, business and science, as well as some events to help developing career options.

While many of the events will be held in-person, the programme will also include some online events to help connect learners and learning providers who are encouraged to get involved and showcase Limerick as a superb region for learning.

Mayor Daniel Butler said everyone should be encouraged to take in the learning challenge.

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“Many festival events are held in local communities. In many cases, it is these learning events hosted in local neighbourhoods and familiar surroundings that can offer learners the opportunity to take that vital first step back into education and learning.

Whether you are learning to develop skills or to grow your career, the festival celebrates lifelong learning and can have a real impact on both your professional and personal development,” he said.

This year’s festival is presented by the Learning Limerick Steering Group which is representative of all the main stakeholders involved in promoting learning across Limerick.