The St Munchins Community and Enterprise Centre in Kileely in Limerick is back up and running with its services after a fire destroyed part of its facility last night.

Fire broke out in the centre's beauty salon at around 8.45pm cutting power to the entire centre.

The centre provides café and food services to around 200 people locally who visit it each day, as well as providing hair salon and beauty services at affordable prices to local elderly people and young families.

It also has an enterprise centre and offers advice on employment.

Manager Linda St Ledger said while the fire was a setback and destroyed part of the premises, it was confined to one end of the building. 

"Electricians and other volunteers worked through the night to get the power restored so there has been no disruption to our services and we are open for business again today" she said.

The St Munchin's centre, which provided valuable services to flooding victims in recent years in Limerick, also provides meals-on-wheels services to people across Limerick each day.  

However this service was not affected by the fire as its provided from a different building in the locality.