Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Our shop is located at No 9 Wickham Street, Limerick V94 N4FY and is open from 10am – 4:30pm Monday through Saturday. No parking available.

How can I get involved?

We rely on the support of the community to do what we do. This means the generosity of donors and volunteers. If you’d like to offer your time to the project then please contact us by email at limericksgateway@gmail.com. There are many things we need help with such as administration, customer service and retail work, social media, stockroom management and merchandising.
If you have interest in helping us out then please feel free to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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 drop off centre which is open between 10am – 2pm Monday through Friday. Parking is available.

Where is best to donate?

We recommend donating at our store room at the Tait Business Centre, Lady’s Lane, Dominic Street, Limerick, V94 83V1 instead of our shop. The shop has limited storage and parking is very difficult on Wickham street. Our store room has access to a car park for donation drop offs.

Are there any types of donations you don’t accept?

We don’t usually deal with bedding or children’s toys and baby items like strollers, cots etc. We recommend donating children’s items to NCBI Ireland who have a kids shop on William street, Limerick.

Who benefits from the charity? 

Young people and their families benefit from cheaper access to uniforms and books. The charity also has a homework club that supports children’s educational needs. Adults have an opportunity to work, learn new skills and grow in confidence with our organization. Your support helps all this be possible.

Do you accept out of date school books that are not used in Ireland any longer?

We aim to send out of curriculum school books to Africa. We have done this twice in the past, once to Malawi in 2018 and to South Africa in 2021. If you wish to support this project you can donate to our Go Fund Me which covers the costs of shipping these books https://gofund.me/3abca366

What can you tell me more about your Sustainability Programme?

1) We take old and new editions of schoolbooks so we would be happy to receive any school book donations .
2) The in-date books are put forward for parents on a budget .
3)The out of date books are for our international shipment .
4)Books that are written into are recycled into new paper so there is no waste through out the whole cycle .