Place:Raheen, County Laois, Republic of Ireland


Located inCounty Laois, Republic of Ireland

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Raheen is an industrial suburb located immediately southwest of Limerick city and 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) north of Patrickswell. It adjoins onto Dooradoyle and Mungret. It houses the headquarters of the Mid-Western Region of the Health Service Executive so that a multitude of essential health services catering for the population of the region are dispensed from this suburban district.

Raheen is a multicultural community, and is home to a large part of Limerick's African and South Asian communities. Demographically, it is a very mixed area, and its population contains a wide range of ethnic groups and social classes, though the core of the suburb's population are part of the working or lower-middle classes.

Although Raheen functions as a suburb of Limerick, officially and legally the area is not part of Limerick city and is administered by Limerick County Council, as are other suburbs such as nearby Dooradoyle and Castletroy. Limerick City Council (currently a separate albeit smaller authority for more inner city areas) have made many attempts in the past to extend its control over these parts of the city but have been unsuccessful. However, following the local elections in 2014 both councils are to merge with all city areas coming under one authority.

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