Our mission

Gateway to Education Limerick addresses economic and social barriers to education.

Gateway to Education Limerick is a non-profit, social enterprise established in 2012 in the midst of the recession to assist with the financial hardship of sending children back to school. They operate from a premises in Limerick City and provide books, uniforms and other school necessities at largely discounted rates for those who can least afford it. They offer support to families, primary school children, and college school leavers who are disadvantaged and economically excluded. To date, they have helped over 4000 families keep school cost to a minimum.


9 Wickham Street
V94 N4FY

Tel 061 481 633
Email limericksgateway [at] gmail.com
Web www.gatewaytoeducation.ie/


Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Gateway to Education Limerick provides secondhand school essentials, such as school books, reading books, clothing, and uniforms, at a nominal fee to support parents with the cost of sending their children to school and children who struggle with homework activities. The organisation is totally reliant on donations at their shop at No. 9 Wickham Street, Limerick, where a treasure of worldly donated goods can be found.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.