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18 March 2018
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Articles without such will not be published.


Lucan St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday 17th March 2018

For Running Order, see our Archive Edition for Sunday 18th March 2018

Contacts: - Mary Meehan 0857374645, Barbara Cummins 0862861692 or Peter Brady 6241230
Parade Assembles: At Tesco for 2pm Sharp please be in position by 2.30 pm
Parade Commences: At Tesco 3 pm SHARP

STEWARDS WANTED - please contact Peter Brady 0876345244


Woodville Downs Residents' Assoc (Incl Esker Lane)

There was good community spirit and assistance amongst neighbours during the recent snow and we hope it will be repeated during our Spring estate clean-up week next week. We have identified specific tasks that need to be done (circulated). Hope people will volunteer some of their time.

Have requested repainting of yellow box at end of Esker Lane.



Lucan Lions Club

Lucan Lions Club in association with Lucan’s Westside Performing Arts recently held their annual sponsored sleepover to raise funds and awareness for the Peter McVerry Trust. The event was held in Lucan’s Church of Ireland Parish Centre with 100 Westside Students camping in for the night. Once again, the fundraising target was exceeded and pictured is Lucan Lions Club President Mattie McCabe presenting a cheque for €3852 to Peter McVerry who was recently visiting Lucan’s St Mary’s Parish Centre.



Liffey Sound 96.4fm

Liffey Sound are delighted to be broadcasting live from Lucan's St. Patrick's Day Parade this Saturday at 3pm. Brendan Hackett, presenter of Wednesday's "Lucan Live" will be the MC on the day. We are looking forward to working with the parade committee and speaking with the various community groups & businesses on the day.

Happy St. Patrick's Day from all of us at Liffey Sound 96.4FM!

If you would like us to broadcast live from your community organisations or business, please contact or catch up on Facebook

Liffey Sound 96.4FM- Lucan's Community radio station!


Esker Active Retirement Association

Hi all. This week at our club we had a great warm-up with our coach Stephen followed by our walking football. We had great craic playing. Tom McDonald was in winning mode today and scored three fantastic goals. Our new goalie Sean did a great job and made some fab saves.

It was lovely to relax with tea/coffee and biscuits afterwards and catch-up with everyone. Good to see some of our members back who have been ill these last few weeks. We followed on with scrabble and whist and of course, our indoor bowling.

Next Monday 19th March, we are off to Ennistymon, Co Clare for a few days to recharge our batteries so we’re all looking forward to that. Coach pickup is at Woodies at 10:15am and next pickup is at 10:30am at the Spa Hotel. Our club is closed now until Wednesday 11th April and we look forward to seeing you all again after Easter.

Anyone who has not renewed their Membership in our Club needs to do so very soon or your name will be taken off our Members List. Fee is €20 for the year and weekly fee of €3 when you attend our club each week.

Anyone wanting to join, just come to the club on a Wednesday at 1:30pm, St Andrew’s Church Hall in Main St., Lucan or call me on the number below. Happy Easter and take care everyone…..

Marian Egan (Club Secretary) 086 1269 043


Society for Old Lucan (SOL)

SOL is the local history group for Lucan, open to everyone of every age; whether you’re new to Lucan or your ancestors came here with the Normans! Membership is free for 2018 and open to all. Join our group on Facebook “Society for Old Lucan (SOL)” for more information and updates.

MARCH Event:
Join us for an interesting afternoon of “Lightning talks on Local History” in Lucan Library seminar room, on Saturday 24 March, from 14.00 (sharp) -15.30.

Each speaker has a 15-minute slot to talk about one aspect of local history. There will be a chance for questions at the end of all the talks, as well as an update for attendees on SOL’s plans for the Graveyards’ recording project, due to run from April onwards.

The lightning talk topics will be:
1. ‘Ireland’s deadliest pub crawl: the murder of Fr. James McCartan’: Darren Tully.
2. ‘Sources for local history’: Suzanne Pegley.
3. ‘Military Graves of Lucan - Various graves around Lucan recording military service from Napoleonic Times to the War of Independence’: Stephen Callaghan.

Free event. All welcome. Wheelchair accessible venue.

We plan to run a similar event on more local history topics in May, due to the high level of interest. Date TBC shortly.

Any queries, please email:
SOL Committee: Helen Farrell (Chair), Elaine Hurley, Darren Tully, Billy Sines


Lucan Senior Citizens

Wednesday 21st March: Easter Party and lunch in Spa Hotel. 10.30am to 2.30pm approx.



Tuesday 20th March: Craft Groups 10am - 12.30pm. Last Tuesday we welcomed Abigail O'Callaghan to our Guild and wish her many happy days and nights with us in Lucan I.C.A.

Wednesday 21st March: International Night at 8pm. Our International Officer Josie Carey has invited Jale Egan, a Turkish lady married to an Irishman to come and so a presentation on her country Turkey. This will be a very interesting night. We request a good attendance of members. Supper will be served.

Friday 23rd March: Daffodil Day Margaret Hynes is looking for collectors outside SuperValu and Tesco.

Thank you to Kathleen May for organising our Oiche Gaelach on Wednesday night last. It was a lovely night of music, dancing, singing, funny quotes and an All Ireland Quiz.

Happy St Patrick's Day to all members and friends


Leixlip Union Parish Celebration of Cultures

On St Patrick¹s Day 2018, the parish is celebrating and showcasing the diverse cultures of our church family from 4 to 7pm (after the parade) in the Church of Ireland Parish Centre in Lucan village. The event is inclusive of all cultures in Ireland and across the world.

If you would like to share your culture in this event through food, entertainment, art, prizes, etc. or be part of the organisation, please contact Remi or Claudia on: Email:




Lucan Bridge Club Charity Night

In Aid of
St Francis Hospice and Laura Lynn Foundation
Will Be Held
Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 7.30pm
in The Springfiield Hotel, Leixlip

Subscription €10 - Light Refreshments
Ph: Bernadette 0868813682




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


Palmerstown Tea Dance

Palmerstown Community and Youth Centre (beside Supervalu)
End of every month on a Sunday from 3-6pm
More information: 01 6166981
March 25th - Harmony


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.


Mother and Toddler Group

The Group meet every Thursday in St Mary’s Parish Centre from 10.30 to 12 noon
Dads, Grans, Grandads, Minders are all welcome.
Contact Yvonne 087 6361473


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.


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Penny Hill
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Texaco Service Station

Esker area
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Dodsboro area
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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.