New Initiative Connecting Limericks Global Diaspora with Local Roots and Links to Home
The Limerick diaspora is made up from those who were born in Limerick, descendants of previous emigrants from Limerick or anyone with an affinity to Limerick, through education, work, or other interests. The Limerick diaspora may extend up to 3.5M people worldwide.
The Global Limerick Network (GLN) is a new initiative whereby Limerick City & County, as the ‘homeplace’, will engage with its diaspora all over the world.
The Irish diaspora of upwards of 70M people worldwide plays an important role in Irish affairs; economic, social and cultural.
Since 2015, Irish Government policy states there is also potential for local communities or counties to reach out to their own diaspora and build new relationships that will help local and regional development. Global Limerick is one such project whose aim is to connect Limerick with its diaspora no matter where they are living. It is led by Limerick City & County Council.
For full details please see www.globallimerick.ie.