Leadership Team

Susanne Roche:



Suzanne is the founder and CEO of Limerick’s Gateway to Education (LGTE). She’s lived in Limerick for 49 years and loves the city’s warm hospitality and sense of community. Her four children all attend or attended school in the area, and it was her experiences purchasing their school books and uniforms that inspired her to start LGTE. Suzanne is a firm believer in the importance of education for all young people and has been working to make education a widespread reality since she opened the shop five years ago.

Karen Keane:



Karen is LGTE’s store manager and has spent many years living in Limerick. She enthusiastically joined LGTE’s team two years ago when she realized that her educational and work experience could be used to help run a charity. Karen is a strong proponent of LGTE’s commitment to helping all children realize their full potentials in and out of the classroom.