Working to help children for over 32 years

Southill Children's Fund is a 100% volunteer based non-profit, none of our staff are on a payroll. 100% of the donations received go directly to benefit the children


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About the Gaelscoil Sheoirse Clancy School

Gaelscoil Sheoirse Clancy was founded in 1986. The demand for a Gaelscoil came from the local community and it's success is a tribute to the people of Southill. Parents who exercised their constitutional right to opt for the education of their children through Irish have stood by the school through many adversities. Continue reading

They wrecked our home and left us with nothing

I AM old now, old beyond my years. Exposure to violence, beatings, abandonment and abuse has scrawled lines on my heart and face that will never be removed. I am facing the end of my life with the most terrible memories suffered in city during our "Tiger" years. Little did I think that my life would end like this. Continue reading

About the founder

IT HAS been 21 years since Billy Higgins first set foot in Limerick and since then his name has become inextricably linked to the development of Southill. The friendliness and warmth of the people on the south side of Limerick city led him to begin a series of exchange programmes between Southill and his home city of Boston and to fundraise for community developments in an area, he says, that is like his second home. Continue reading

Southill Junior School, Limerick

SOUTHILL Junior School was established in 1972 and caters for children from Junior infants up to second class. It is located in Southill and is attended by many local children, who often start at age 3 by attending the preschool, which is on the same grounds. foto by Keith Wiseman Continue reading

Billy Higgins puts together an Irish Golf Classic you cant Beat

South Boston's Billy Higgins continues his efforts to support young people in Limerick, Ireland through the Southill Children's fund which was formed in 1985. At that time, Billy Higgins and State Sen. Jack Hart shown at last year's Limerick-Boston Golf Classic held in IrelandHiggins had gone to Southill, a section of Limerick and witnessed firsthand the problems kids were facing growing up in a housing project that much reminded Higgins of his own childhood grown-up in South Boston's lower end. Continue reading