Booklet takes a look at life in Southill through the years

A LOOK at life in Southill over a span of more than 40 years encapsulated in a booklet was launched yesterday by the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Ger Fahy.

Titled, ‘Pocketful of Memories Southill Revisited’ it contains recollections of the first residents who moved in during the mid 1960s.

It also has impressions of children now attending local infant and primary schools.

The idea came from Southill Local Committee, a group drawn from schools, residents, voluntary agencies and local groups.

Pupils at St Enda’s Community College which draws many students from primary schools in the area, interviewed senior citizens who were among the first to move into the new council estates more than 40 years ago.

Assumpta Wallace, home school community liaison coordinator at St Enda’s said: “They came up with some fascinating material from this series of interviews. In those days there wasn’t even a shop in Southill and the first residents had to go all they way down to Janesboro for their messages.”

Children at Southill Junior School, Galvone national school, Gaelscoil Seorise Clancy and Our Lady Queen of Peace school also rowed in with their contributions about how they see life in Southill today.

Ms Wallace said they have printed 2,000 copies and the sale price is €3.

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