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About Us

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St.Gabriel’s School & Centre is dedicated to the care and education of children with multiple physical disabilities.

St.Gabriel’s School & Centre is situated in Dooradoyle on the south side of Limerick city. It is a non-denominational organisation and a registered charity (Charity Number 5548). From its humble beginnings over fifty years ago it has developed into what is today a modern, highly regarded, first choice disability organisation serving children and their families from across the mid west  region. 

The St.Gabriel’s complex accommodates a special needs school, an outpatient therapy centre, a clinic of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) a newly built hydrotherapy pool and a regional orthotics service (ROS). This is a long way from what was the original Limerick Children’s Handicapped Association premises set up in St.Joseph’s Street  in the early 1960’s by the Crabtree family to provide care for children with disabilities.

St.Gabriel’s Executive Committee 

Máire O' Leary is the Chief Executive St. Gabriel's Centre


Meet the Voluntary Board Members

Richard Leonard: Chariman of St. Gabriel's School & Centre.  Former now retired partner-in charge Grant Thornton

Charlie MacDonnell: Retired former Bank of Ireland Accounts Manager

Dr. Michael J. Mahony: Consultant Paediatrician, Limerick University Hospital

Dr. David Hannon: General Practitioner based in Raheen, Limerick. Adj. Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick.

Helen McInerney: Retired Primary Teacher, former principal St. Gabriel's School & Limerick School Project

Pat Murphy: Project Accountant, Bons Secours Health System Ltd.

Gerard O' Shea: Chartered Accountant, Managing Partner of Penna O' Shea

Billy Peacocke: Chartered Surveyor

Mary O' Donovan: Business Consultant for Mobile Telecoms, Financial Services, Utilities and Travel

St.Gabriel’s School

St.Gabriel’s School is located in Dooradoyle adjacent to St.Gabriel’s Centre and is one of only five similar schools in the country. It is a primary and post primary day school for children from 4-18 years old with multiple, physical/sensory disabilities and/or developmental delay. St.Gabriel’s Centre provides health related supports to the children who attend the school through the Treehouse Early Intervention Team.

St.Gabriel’s Centre

St.Gabriel’s Centre provides two teams of highly qualified clinical specialists who deliver a range of essential health-related therapies and interventions. Up to 400 children with multiple disabilities from within the region attend St.Gabriel’s Centre on an outpatient basis.

St.Gabriel’s Hydrotherapy Pool

St.Gabriel’s hydrotherapy pool has been in operation since January 2009, although our original focus was on making it available to children with special needs who attend St.Gabriel’s services, demand from the public has led us to open the pool to the wider community.

St.Gabriel’s School & Centre, Springfield Drive, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland T: +353 61 302733 E:
CHY Tax Exemption No: 5548
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