Elikya began in Limerick in 2001 as a project initiated by Doras Luimni and The Irish World Music Academy at the University of Limerick with the primary objective of promoting multicultural diversity and integration. The group has been a member of NCP since February 2007.
The group came together to form a choir. At the very beginning, members were mostly people from Africa and Students from the Irish World Music at the University of Limerick,but over time, the uniqueness of the choir opened doors to people from all other parts of the world and continues to do so. Over years, Elikya built strong partnerships with many organisations.
The strongest partners of Elikya beside the public include: Multiple churches across the country, Doras Luimni, Amnesty International (Limerick Section), Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, PAUL Partnership, the Diocese of Limerick, SOS Congolese Youth and various local schools.
Elikya has introduced a new dimension to the music of Limerick. And in particular the music at the Augustian Church. The community there now enjoys a different type of mass celebration where singing is with the involvement of everyone in attendance and people are more involved in the celebration of mass.