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22 July 2018
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When emailing reports for publication in Lucan Newsletter, please make sure to send them to at least two email addresses

Mary – Community / Schools / Local History

Rose – Sports / Politics

Anna – Parish Notes / Fundraising

Catherine – Anniversaries / Queries on Advertising


Please Note:

All items submitted for publication in Lucan Newsletter must have a contact person/number – address or phone number – not necessarily for publication.
Articles without such will not be published.


Next Week’s Issue – 29th July

will be our final Newsletter before we take our annual Summer Break! We will publish again for Sunday 26th August.

Notices for any August events should be with us no later than Wednesday 25th July


Lucan Drama

Lucan Drama would like to thank all of its loyal and generous supporters who helped make last year another successful year. Sunny days beckon but Lucan Drama is busy planning its Autumn schedule and would welcome new members. We would appreciate help in any area whether it be Acting, Directing, Stage Management, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Make-up. We meet in the Spa Hotel where Mr. Frank Colgan provides rehearsal space and is a wonderful support to Lucan Drama.

If interested find us on Facebook or e-mail
or phone Vini (Chairperson) 0868844200 or Sheila 0872547725


Lucan Festival

This being our 10th Festival we aim to make this year better.

Friday 7th Sept will see the return of Fireworks on the Weir. It is intended to start at 9 pm weather permitting. Last year was such a spectacular display that we had no choice but to stage it again. Free Event

Ye Olde Schooldays
Pupils of 5th class from local Primary Schools will once again meet and discuss with Lucan's Senior Citizens how they enjoyed or hated their Primary Schooldays.
If you are interested in letting today's school children know your experiences please contact us by email or 0867944074.

We welcome all local clubs /groups to participate on Sundays Family Day (9th Sept) in the Village. Show what your club/group can provide for the local community.


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

We would like to welcome Alex Roche to the Liffey Sound team. Alex will be working as a technical & administrative assistant in the station. While it may be "silly season" in other stations, we are busy here at Liffey Sound training up new volunteers who will be presenting a range of brand new programmes on 96.4FM. Details coming soon! As Station Manager of Liffey Sound, I am always so impressed by the talent and passion of volunteers who want to present programmes and give up their valuable time to provide a unique community radio service to the Lucan area.

Liffey Sound 96.4FM is always welcoming feedback in order to better service our community. Therefore, we have launched a new survey to give us an overview of who listens to the station, what type of programming you want to hear and how we can improve in general. Feedback is anonymous and confidential, and all feedback, positive or negative is welcome. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The link to the survey is on our Facebook page and our website. or catch up on Facebook

Liffey Sound 96.4FM- Lucan's Community Radio Station!


Free Mattress Recycling in Dublin August 2018

Have you an old mattress you want to dispose off?

If so you can bring it to Ballymount Civic Amenity site in South Dublin on Saturday August 11th 2018 (9am - 5pm) . This is a one day only opportunity for householders to recycle old mattresses.

Please note the offer is not open to commercial operators and does not include furniture and bedding but all clean, dry mattresses will be accepted at no cost. This initiative is supported by South Dublin County.


Crisis point for LUCAN MEALS on WHEELS

Lucan Meals on Wheels service has been operating for over 20 years delivering meals to needy residents in our local community.

Each day approximately 40 meals are delivered locally in two separate runs by individual drivers. Unfortunately, the future of the service is at serious risk due to the lack of voluntary drivers to deliver these daily meals.

Can you spare 2-3 hours once every 2 weeks to deliver meals to our community? Who knows when you or a member of your family might need such a service in the future?

If you can help I would be delighted to hear from you.

Please call or text Teresa 085 154 8264.

Thank You


Mary’s Meals National Walk to Knock

Ireland is marching to Knock for Mary’s Meals from the
7th to 15thAugust again this year

Starting out from Malin, Derry, Armagh, Coalisland, Lurgan, Dublin, Kilkenny and Limerick. Five major walks passing through many towns and villages along the way.
Please see for mapping and more information.

If you wish to join with us and walk a few miles you are more than welcome.
Please register on the website or give Gerard a ring on 085 - 8037479.


Celbridge Mill Community Centre

The Mill, Main Street Celbridge
Phone 01 6288556

Fancy a game of traditional “Whist/ 25s”? Whist / 25s Card Games and social night at the centre every Monday at 8.30pm.Phone Mary at 01 6288174

Soccer Players over 55 wanted for our “Walking Indoor Soccer” which takes place on Tuesdays at 7pm.

Teenage Bereavement Meetings are now on occasionally at our centre- Phone Margaret 087 602 1598


Mens Shed Lucan

Lucan Men's Shed will not hold a general meeting in the months of July & August, our next general meeting will be on Monday, 10th September. The venue is the Seminar room in Lucan Library -located in the SuperValu shopping centre on the Newcastle Road, close to Starbucks. Our general meetings offer everybody a chance to voice their opinions and/or bring forward suggestions. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please come and share them with us.

While our group has some 40 registered members we remain stubbornly short of people on our managing committee; a small group of people working to develop a thriving and successful Men's Shed in, and for, Lucan. We urgently 2 or 3 more people to assist in managing a variety of tasks. The committee roles involve key functions, including multiple and disparate applications for grants and maintaining contact and co-operation with key groups. These groups include the IMSA (Irish Men's Shed Association), South Dublin County Council, local Councillors, other voluntary groups, and potential grant providers & funders. These tasks require time and diligence, we estimate about 3 hours per week to make an effective contribution.

If you are interested in joining our committee, please contact either Eamon (at 086-8178315) or Sean (at 087-2940727) to have a chat.


SummerFest 2018

SummerFest is a Children’s Holiday Bible Club that has been running in Lucan for over 30 years.

It will be running from the 6th to the 10th of August 2018, from 10am until 12.30pm. It costs 2 euro a day.

Children who attend will join us in playing games, singing songs, making crafts and learning about God.

The club will be running up at the Lucan Centre (Primrose Lane) - this is a great location with loads of space to run around and have fun.

Pre-registration for the week is open, go to for more information.


Primrose Hill Gardens

(Top of Primrose Lane, Lucan)
Gardens open
2pm – 6pm daily
Until July 23rd 2018

Adults €6.00


Three Dublin Families and the Great War

Wednesday 22nd August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
David Power, who has created four exhibitions for South Dublin Libraries since 2014, will tell the stories of three Dublin families, two from Tallaght and one from the city centre, who lost family members in the Great War.

Booking now open
Contact the library on 01-6216422.
Email: or call in.


Koins for Kids

If you have any old coin of any kind that needs a new home, please give it to us!! You can drop same into St Mary's Sacristy or St Mary's Parish Office.

We are a small voluntary charity putting all our efforts into the funding of life-saving equipment, an M.R.I. machine, for "The New Children's Hospital" when building is complete.

Damien Douglas, Lucan.
Ph. 087 9519222


A Parish Journey –

the story of St Patrick's Esker Dodsboro Adamstown


This book is on Sale from St Patrick's Parish Office, Price €10
• Monday-Friday 10am - 12 noon
• Saturday-Sunday - After all Masses.< br> Plus the following outlets:< br> Londis Adamstown
St. Mary’s Parish Centre
Lucan Library


Tusla, An Ghníomhaireacht um Leanaí agus an Teaghlach

Child and Family Agency
There is an urgent need for foster carers willing to provide a home for children of all ages up to 18 years old to provide short term and long term foster care.

Also Carers required for young people 15 -18 years.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency is currently running a campaign to find families who are willing to provide safe, loving and secure homes for children and adolescents.

For more information contact 076 6955550 and/or


Lucan Citizens Information Centre

Ballyowen Castle Community Centre, Lucan
Ph. 0761 07 5090, Fax. 01 6217930

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 4 pm each day, closed for lunch 1 pm to 2 pm.

Citizens Information Phone Service (CIPS) 0761 07 4000 – opening hours 9 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday.

Free Legal Advice Clinic (FLAC) on Thursday nights from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. FLAC telephone and referral line 1890 350250.

MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service) helpline and MABS Mortgage Arrears Information Helpline are both on the same number 0761 07 2000 from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday.


Peace of Mind…

If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, tension, anxiety, mood disorders, anger, fear, sleeplessness, helplessness or hopelessness you are not alone. If so we have a way out for you.

Recovery Self-help Ireland is a support group for anyone who wants to re-gain peace of mind and reduce suffering. The members demonstrate a method by which they deal with the trivialities of everyday life without feeling overwhelmed by them. It gives you tools which empower you to overcome these problems.

Why not come along to our next meeting and try the method out. You can bring a friend.

Every Friday at 8.00p.m in Room 4
St Mary’s Parish Centre, Lucan R.C. Church.


Lucan Methodist Church Parent and Toddler Group

Tuesday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Thursday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Friday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Grandparents, childminders all welcome.


Lucan Social Club

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland invites you to our Social Club
In St Mary's Parish Centre, Lucan
Wednesday mornings 10.30 am-12.30 am

Our Social Club is a place where a person with Dementia can come with a family member/carer to enjoy a cup of Tea/Coffee and biscuits over an informal friendly chat.

The Society have been running these Social Clubs for many years now and they are proven to be of huge value to both Client and Carer.

Come along and see for yourself......Meet others in similar situations to you, get advice from experienced staff and relax in a friendly, safe welcoming surrounding.

For any further information contact:
Adrienne Mc Avinue.... office.... 01 862 5706 ext 2. Mobile.... 086 838 1215


The Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Volunteer driver Service’ is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers from all over North and West Dublin to pick local patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home.
The service is free to the patient and all drivers’ expenses are paid.
Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email


Age Actions Care and Repair Programme

Are you 60+ years of age? Have you a small repair job which you would like to have done for you? The Care and Repair programme (run by Age Action Ireland) uses a pool of trustworthy volunteers and handypersons to carry out minor repairs for older people. All volunteers are vetted and carry official Care and Repair identification cards. The service is free; you only pay for the materials used. For your bigger jobs, we maintain a register of reliable and honest tradespersons.. You can arrange to have a job done for you by phoning the Age Action Care and Repair number which is 01-4756989.


Lucan Newsletter Sales Outlets

Lucan Village Lynchs / Centra
Carey’s Newsagents

Ballyowen / Ballydowd area
Penny Hill
Foleys Chemist
Texaco Service Station

Esker area
Spar Finnstown

Dodsboro area
Spar Dodsboro
Maxol Service Station

St. Mary’s Church, Lucan


Senior Help Line

Do you need someone to talk to?
Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444.
Senior help Line is open from 10am, 365 days a year.