Thank you to our Sponsors over the years



Our Shop at Wickham Street

Our shop is at No 9 Wickham Street, Limerick and is open from 10am-4:30pm Monday through Saturday. We sell school books, uniforms, regular clothes and books, household items and bric a brac.

Book Voucher Scheme

Our Scheme is very simple if you have donations of in date schoolbooks or good quality general charity shop donations you get to save 20% on each book complements of Edward Lifesciences Foundation & Energy for generations fund .

Our Store Room at The Tait Business Centre

Our store room and office is located at Unit 1, the Tait Business Centre, Lady's Lane, Dominic Street, Limerick, V94 83V1. This is our donation centre which is open between 10am-2pm Monday through Friday. Parking is available.

Our Project Work

Our projects over the years focus on Everyone having the right to reach their full potential by Homework Club, Book Voucher Schemes, Employment etc.

"Amazing charity that services the Limerick area. It is so worth collecting a carload of perfectly good education books from friends, family, schools and dropping them off here for someone else to use them."
Audrey Buckley

GiftAbook initiative

Gateway to Education started the “GiftAbook” initiative in 2019.

Four years later 12,000 books that would have otherwise went to landfill  have reached different projects namely schools of disadvantaged children and young youth in Kenia, Tanzania ,Gambia ,and Mzuzi in Malawi in South Africa .

At the start of 2024 we hope to start the “GiftAbook”initiative again. 

The sole purpose of this project is to enrich the lives of those less fortunate through reading which is part of our remit . 

We would be delighted with any supports that are possible from individuals, groups, organisations and companies to make this the best possible investment for those who are marginalised.

Please share, discuss and feel free to contact us for further information.  

"Go Do It" Project

Limerick based charity, Gateway to Education, runs an ongoing initiative they call their “Go Do it” project. It focuses on adult education and empowering those who come through the project to learn new skills, grow in confidence and gain workplace experience.


Our Scheme is very simple if you have donations of in date schoolbooks or good quality general charity shop donations you get to save 20% on each book complements of Edward Lifesciences Foundation & Energy for generations fund .

Donations can be dropped from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday to our storeroom at the Tait business Centre . V9483V1 .

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** Currently the Fun Learning Club is inactive

The Fun Learning Club isn’t just a source of academic assistance; it’s a welcoming community that encourages students to reach their goals.

The Club provides volunteer tutors from Mary Immaculate College and the University of Limerick, and the club meets three days a week.

Students receive customized help with any subjects they desire, complete art projects and other fun educational activities, and form valuable friendships outside of school.



We would like to thank the Community Foundation of Ireland who awarded Gateway to Education with a grant to support Ukrainian families with school supplies for the start of the 2023 school term . We provided 46 students from 7 schools in the Limerick Region with all the necessities needed .

Picture with school principal Vivienne Hogan and Ukrainian students who attend Thomond College .


A short video about the day to day running of Limerick based social enterprise Gateway To Education.

Meet some of the staff and volunteers who work to make education and opportunity available to everyone.

Video funded by the Social Enterprise Limerick (SEL) ARISE project. SEL is initiated by Paul Partnership under the SICAP programme.


Paul, Suzanne & Richard at awards


We were delighted to win this award for the reuse, non profit category, Going for Gold Limerick. We got a monetary award of €1500 which we are going to use to send our shipment of reading and education books to Africa with our partners Read to Grow. 

Thank you to our staff, volunteers, customers, the public & to those who donate! We are super grateful!

Pictured: Paul, Suzanne & Richard Lynch


This week, Limerick-based charity Gateway To Education reached the milestone of 10 years in operation. They celebrated the occasion with friends, family, staff and volunteers both past and present.

Gateway to Education Limerick is a non-profit, social enterprise founded in Limerick in April 2012 to address economic and social barriers to education. At the time, founder Suzanne Roche was raising her own children and noticed the high costs of participating with the education system. She decided to try out appealing for donations of school books and uniforms to redistribute in the community to those who needed them. Her pop-up markets were a success and had huge interest. That led her to start the charity and go on to open a shop and run many projects over the years.