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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Could this be the best result of #LE19 yet? I think I found my bike 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️💜 ... See MoreSee Less

Could this be the best result of #LE19 yet? I think I found my bike 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️💜

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As much as I hope you get your bike back... I hope the best news is a seat 💜🤞💜

Who buys a bike off some young boys

The icing on the cake will be Cllr. Elisa O'Donovan for Limerick City West

18 hours ago

Elisa O'Donovan for Limerick City West

Spending the best day with my team and my family. Thank you to the 576 people that gave me your number 1 vote! I am overwhelmed with the support I've had Social Democrats Limerick City. Tomorrow we will see if we can win a seat in Limerick City West. ... See MoreSee Less

Spending the best day with my team and my family. Thank you to the 576 people that gave me your number 1 vote! I am overwhelmed with the support Ive had Social Democrats Limerick City. Tomorrow we will see if we can win a seat in Limerick City West.

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A fantastic first time result Elisa O'Donovan,well done!! We're following u closely here in Longford,hope transfers go your way today👌

Well done, you got my no.1 best of luck 🙂

U did great job x

Well done, its great to see some new people in for the council and wish you all the best...🍀👍

You have been selected and congrats in advance

Well done Elisa.....with transfers you are in with a good shout. Best of luck tomorrow

Well done elisa & your super,wonderful team especially ronan & karen-legends xxx

Proud to have voted #1 Elisa, hope the transfers go well!

well done Elisa- you should be proud of your achievement - 🤞

Hope you get some rest tonight x more celebrations tomorrow x

Well done im sure there a seat with your initials on it 💺😉

Well done Elisa

Wow. You did brilliantly. Onwards and upwards Elisa. The sky's the limit for you xx

Well done Elisa x

Well done from the Donovans

Yipee from longford!!

You def deserve to be there

Well done Elisa O'Donovan.. #oneproudcousin

I hope you get a seat Elisa !!

Well done!!!

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1 day ago

Elisa O'Donovan for Limerick City West

1 bike here this morning at the St. Alphonsus station and it doesn't even show up on the system. The National Transport Authority appears to have given up completely on the Limerick scheme now. I hope the first action of any elected councillors today is for Limerick Council to start auditing this scheme. They currently have no jurisdiction over the scheme at all! ... See MoreSee Less

1 bike here this morning at the St. Alphonsus station and it doesnt even show up on the system. The National Transport Authority appears to have given up completely on the Limerick scheme now. I hope the first action of any elected councillors today is for Limerick Council to start auditing this scheme. They currently have no jurisdiction over the scheme at all!

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Absolutely right, I was just thinking the same thing. Limerick smarter travel has been around since 2012, I think they've spent around 2 million of a 9 million budget. Apart from an awareness campaign and some paint on the road that is passed off as a cycle lane their only success is shannon fields cycle path. That's 7 years with heavier traffic with no protection for cyclists. There's no political will or vision pushing the project.

Maybe they would if they showed an intetest

Next u need a bicycle 🚴 licenses

There is an hour left until poll's close across Limerick city for #LE19. If you haven't voted yet please get out and vote. Turnout across the city is low so we need people to get out there, vote and make your voice heard! ... See MoreSee Less

There is an hour left until polls close across Limerick city for #LE19. If you havent voted yet please get out and vote. Turnout across the city is low so we need people to get out there, vote and make your voice heard!

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I gave u my vote already elis

2 days ago

Elisa O'Donovan for Limerick City West

It was such an emotional experience to cast my vote today beside my family. This is such an important vote for the future of Limerick city. Please vote for a progressive, vibrant limerick which cares for its environment for future generations Social Democrats Limerick City ... See MoreSee Less

It was such an emotional experience to cast my vote today beside my family. This is such an important vote for the future of Limerick city. Please vote for a progressive, vibrant limerick which cares for its environment for future generations Social Democrats Limerick City

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Good luck Elisa beautiful photo

Best of luck.

Good luck Elisa! Love this picture 😍

The very best of luck.

Best of Luck Elisa 🤞

Good luck Elisa 🍀

We're rooting for you Lisa I really hope you get elected

Good luck Elisa.

Fingers crossed Elisa . Whatever the results Limerick wins with you !

Yay Elisa! You’re inspiring to me!

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Spending the best day with my team and my family. Thank you to the 576 people that gave me your number 1 vote! I am overwhelmed with the support I've had @SocDems. Tomorrow we will see if we can win a seat in Limerick City West

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