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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3 hours ago

Cllr Elisa O'Donovan Limerick City West

Free pumpkin carving workshop on right now in Central Buildings on O'Connell Street 🎃 I can't speak any more highly about this wonderful community space. Such an easy space to drop into,meet others and try out different activities ... See MoreSee Less

Free pumpkin carving workshop on right now in Central Buildings on OConnell Street 🎃 I cant speak any more highly about this wonderful community space. Such an easy space to drop into,meet others and try out different activities

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Bring home the innards Elisa O'Donovan - pumpkin soup is gorgeous possibly because you only make it these weeks.

‪It is budget time at Limerick Council! I have been slowly trying to get around as much as LimerickCity West as I can over the last few months. If there are any roads, footpaths or lighting needs in your local community please let me know ASAP so I can try and allocate for in budget.‬ ... See MoreSee Less

At this week’s metro meeting I asked about Limerick Council plans for our night time economy and, disappointingly, we have no night time strategy. Yes, we need more people living in the city but there are other initiatives we could use to increase footfall after 5pm. Limerick city needs a strategy to ensure we have thriving streets. Other councils have created an office of a night mayor to promote and safeguard night life in a city. I will be calling for all relevant stakeholders to join together to work on a strategy for Limerick night time economy. #LimerickNightMayor ... See MoreSee Less

At this week’s metro meeting I asked about Limerick Council plans for our night time economy and, disappointingly, we have no night time strategy. Yes, we need more people living in the city but there are other initiatives we could use to increase footfall after 5pm. Limerick city needs a strategy to ensure we have thriving streets. Other councils have created an office of a night mayor to promote and safeguard night life in a city.  I will be calling for all relevant stakeholders to join together to work on a strategy for Limerick night time economy. #LimerickNightMayor

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I would love that! It would be great seeing as we have south a Young hard working population. To have nice cafes that stay open late, not just pubs.

Well done Elisa , you’re trying every angle .

Well done Elisa you are doing great work. What about and evening Market on Fri or Sat in the city centre along Thomas or ó Connell Street with crafts vintage antique and different foods like they do abroad.

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Free pumpkin carving workshop on right now in Central Buildings on O'Connell Street 🎃 I can't speak any more highly about this wonderful community space. Such an easy space to drop into,meet others and try out different activities

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