Gateway to Education


Addressing economic and social barriers to education


School uniforms

School Books

Clothes & more

With our:

Charity shop



9 Wickham Street
V94 N4FY


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.

We welcome donations at store room and office at Unit 1, the Tait Business Centre, Lady’s Lane, Dominic Street, Limerick, V94 83V1. Our shop at No 9 Wickham Street contains a treasure of worldly donated goods can be found.

We also send surplus books to developing countries, where books are scarce and very expensive, to help open the door to knowledge. We run a “Go Do It” project focussed on adult education and empowering people to learn new skills, grow in confidence and gain workplace experience. Finally, our Fun Learning Club is a source of academic assistance and a welcoming community that encourages students to reach their goals.



Our environment, social and economic or “triple bottom line” impacts in 2020


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Book Drive for South Africa

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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.