Local Election Candidate for Limerick City West
Elisa lives on O’Connell Avenue and is currently in the final few months of studying to become a qualified Speech and Language Therapist.
Elisa grew up in Cricklewood in North West London to Irish parents and returned to her father’s native Limerick when she was 15. After sitting her leaving certificate at Limerick Tutorial College, she studied medicine in UCD. She lived and worked for 10 years in Dublin as Community Integration Officer with Headway, an organisation that provides supports to individuals living with acquired brain injury.
She also worked as a research and policy assistant with the Disability Federation of Ireland and completed an MSc in Rehabilitation and Disability studies from UCD. She returned home to Limerick 5 years ago to work as the acquired brain injury local area coordinator for the Mid-West.
She was elected on to Limerick Council’s Community, Emergency and Leisure Services SPC as a social inclusion representative and is a strong advocate for those living with disabilities in our community and their carers.
Elisa established SwimableLimerick, an initiative to restore open water swimming to Limerick city. As part of this she hosted many public meetings on The River Shannon, open water swimming and the local environment. She was a founding member of Limerick Feminist Network and Limerick Pro Choice. Elisa is an enthusiastic campaigner for Limerick issues including mental health services, disability access, active travel as well as local facilities and amenities.
She is an active member of Limerick Triathlon Club, Limerick Cycling campaign and is a regular at the Mungret ParkRun.
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