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Book and Bake Sale
in aid of AWARE
St Mary’s Parish Centre
Sunday 26th May - after Masses
Please come along and support
Donations of books and cakes welcome
Sarsfield Park & District Residents Association
The next meeting of Sarsfield Park & District Residents Association takes place on Tuesday 21 May in Kenny's Lounge at 20:15. All members welcome. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SarsfieldParkResidents
Lucan Active Retirement Assoc.
Whist results for 7/5/13
1st Billy Doyle
Joint 2nd Michael Bradley and Aibheanne Hogan
Joint 3rd Pam Meehan, Joan Collins and Ann Hayes.
On May 23rd we are having an open morning for Bealtaine and we are hoping all our members will attend and maybe bring a friend. We would like to show our visitors some of the activities which take place on Thursday mornings. All welcome.
GIY Lucan are having their May meeting on Monday 20th in St Mary's Parish Centre at 7.30pm.
We will be looking in-depth at salad crops and pest and diseases. There will also be seed swapping and as usual discussions on all aspects of vegetable and fruit growing.
Come along, bring a friend, it is as usual free of charge.
Lucan Tidy Towns
Last Monday evening you might have noticed the yellow hi viz jackets around the village. We are now entering our busiest months of the year, leading up to the visit of the National Tidy Towns Competition adjudicator, so we are busy as bees getting our village ready so it will look its best.
We've been painting around the village green and clearing out flower tubs and flowerbeds and commencing the onerous task of removing graffiti where we can. We will shortly be painting litterbins, planting flower beds and, and, and.........We need everyone's cooperation in maintaining Lucan village so please do your bit whether you are a business person, resident or just passing through. Please, please don't even think about littering - well that's easy - but also, if everybody picked up at least one piece of litter every day, well we'll have a tidier town, won't we?
We'll be out on Mondays, 7pm and Saturdays, 10am, for the coming months. Join us, even for one evening, if you can.
P.S. We enjoyed our cuppa in the Village Green last Saturday morning, thanks to the generosity of one of our cafe owners. Much appreciated.
Dodsboro Residents Association
Dinner dance - A great night was had by all on Friday last. The timing of the event being a bit well into the Spring seemed to cheer up everyone's spirit. We wish to sincerely thank all of our sponsors.
We were very saddened to hear of the sudden death of Mr Sean Murray this week (formerly of Dodsboro). We wish to extend our deepest sympathy his wife Lily and family. May he Rest in Peace.
Tues 21st May: Arts & Crafts 10 – 12 noon.
Wed 22nd: This will be a Craft Night. Bring along any unfinished item on the night and plenty of help for all.
Thank you to Mr. Frank Colgan and Staff of The Spa Hotel for a lovely meal and play “Da” which was performed by our local drama group. It was an excellent performance and enjoyed by all member.
Liffey Sound 96.4fm
Liffey Sound 96.4fm had a great weekend. The guest on Friday’s Lucan Beat was Tom McCaughren, former Security Correspondent with RTE. Brendan spoke with Tom about his new book Peacemakers of Niemba, a topic that has many memories for the people of both Lucan & Leixlip. Tom promised Brendan that he will pay Liffey Sound another visit in a couple of weeks.
Friday evening Liffey Sound provided the entertainment in the Penny Hill; a great night was had by all with the patrons singing along to the tunes of the 70’s & 80’s. Thanks to Liffey Sound DJ Conor O’Toole, Gary & Staff of the Penny Hill but above all to the patrons who danced and sang along with Liffey Sound. Liffey Sound will be back there in 4 weeks’ time. Everyone is welcome to come and join Liffey Sound as they provide the entertainment in the Penny Hill.
Liffey Sound are in receipt of their new updated Liffey Sound pamphlet which arrived in nice time to have with us for last weekend, thanks to all in Martone Press for doing such a great job.
Then Liffey Sound 96.4fm held a Church Gate collection at outside St Mary’s on Saturday & Sunday. We greatly appreciate all contributions from the parishioners of St Mary’s; funds raised will assist Liffey Sound to continue to provide a valuable radio service for the community of Lucan. Thanks are due to Fr Peter & Fr Tom, Deirdre Dowling, Mary Murtagh & Jimmy McMahon who provided the oh so welcome cuppa and biscuits for the collectors, a special thanks from young Emma to you both. Being out and about provides Liffey Sound volunteers with a great opportunity to meet and greet Liffey Sound listeners, your words of encouragement and suggestions were very welcome. Should you wish to visit the Liffey Sound Studio just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make a date to show you around.
Liffey Sound 96.4fm Your Radio, Your Voice. www.liffeysoundfm.ie
Come along and see
St Mary’s Friday Photography Soirée
1st Exhibition of Photographs
Sunday 19th May 2013
Blood Donors Needed in Lucan
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Board's mobile unit team will be at Scoil Mhuire, Woodview/Airlie Heights, Lucan on Thursday 23rd May 2013 from 5.00pm to 8.30pm.
Some 3000 units (pints) of blood are needed overall each week to cater for emergency and routine cases requiring transfusions of blood and blood products in hospitals all over the country.
Blood donors are especially needed, at this time, to meet the needs of those who are depending on the resources of the transfusion service to be available to them.
If you want any further information about giving blood you can contact the donor services department of the transfusion service in advance of this or indeed any mobile unit donor clinic on 1 850 731 137 or log on to the IBTS Web site www.giveblood.ie
Friends of Breastfeeding Buddy System
Are you pregnant and wishing to breastfeed? Are you a new breastfeeding mum? Do you have questions, concerns or just want to chat with another mum who has been there? Then the Breastfeeding Buddy System is for you.
To connect with a breastfeeding buddy in your area, call 087-1624523 or visit our website www.friendsofbreastfeeding.ie or email email@example.com
The Breastfeeding Buddy System is available in a limited number of areas in which Lucan is included. This service is entirely free of charge and Buddies are volunteers!
The Rosary For the month of May
Please join in the Rosary each week-day at 7pm at the small green, Beech Park, Lucan
STEWARTS OPEN DAY
Sunday 26th May from 1pm – 6pm
Stalls, Wheel of Fortune
Lots of Fun and Entertainment
Do you have any items you would like to donate?
Please bring to Reception at Stewarts.
No Old Clothes, Electrical Items or Furniture accepted.
Flora Women’s Mini Marathon
Run, Walk or Push 10K for Irish Wheelchair Association this June
This year Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) are hoping that ladies from Lucan will select IWA as their charity of choice and join the local mini marathon team to raise funds for the services the Association provides to people with physical disabilities living in Dublin.
Whether you are a seasoned runner or a leisurely stroller, the 10k route is ideal for all fitness levels. Many ladies choose to walk, run or push the distance with the IWA team.
The Date: Bank Holiday Monday 3rd June.
To contact your local IWA Mini Marathon Team please call Charlene Hurley, IWA Fundraising Department on 087 2600 802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NAGARHOPE: Mini Marathon
Are you already in training for this year's Mini marathon on June 3rd? Or are you just looking for that incentive to push you?
We would love to hear from anyone interested in running this year, raising funds for Nagarhope.
Please contact Niamh on 087-0666891 or at email@example.com
LDAG – Mini Marathon
Unit 24 Hills Industrial Estate, Lucan.
Tel: 01 610-0475 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ldag.ie
We need you!
Could you help LDAG by choosing us as your Charity for this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon?
If you are in a position to help us to keep our services going, please contact the office on 01-6100475 and we will send you out a sponsorship card and T-shirt. Your support is greatly appreciated.
St. Vincent de Paul
5/6 The Village Centre Lucan
New / Almost New Clothes on Sale
6 days per week 10am – 5.30pm
Large Selection of Books, Bric-a-Brac, DVDs, CDs and lots more at rock bottom prices
New Discount Store at 3 The Village Centre – Prices range form €1 - €3.
Donations always welcome!
Volunteers Wanted – apply in store for application form.
Dublin SPCA Pet Guardian Programme
Don't worry, we'll be there!
In the event of your death, incapacitation or move into residential care, the Dublin SPCA is here to help.
The Dublin SPCA's Pet Guardian Programme has been designed to give pet owners peace of mind. In the event of your death, do you have a solid plan in place for our pet(s)?
If you have no family or friends that can offer your beloved pet(s) a home, we can help.
This service is available to all pet owners throughout Ireland.
For further information contact the Dublin SPCA on 01 499 4700 or 083 127 8008.
Or visit our website www.dspca.ie/petguardian
Lucan Citizens Information Centre
Ballyowen Castle Community Centre
Ph: 0761 07 5090. Fax: 01 621 7930
MABS helpline is 0761 07 2000
Opening hours for Centre
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri.10 am to 12.45 pm & 2 pm to 3.45 pm
Wed. 10 am to 12.45 pm - we're closed for "drop-in" clients on Wednesday afternoon.
Foster Carers Needed - Can You Help?
Foster Carers are required to provide a safe and stable home for children 0 - 18 years old, who cannot live at home.
Children need Weekend, Emergency, Short-term and Long-term Foster Placements.
We will provide you with support, training and financial assistance.
If you would like more information please contact the Fostering Team at telephone 01-6206350.
Parent & Toddler Group
Every Thursday from 10.30am to 12 noon in St. Mary’s Parish Centre.
No fee. Toys and soft drink provided.
Postcards of Lucan
Available from Carey’s Newsagents,
Main Street, 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.
Depressed? Anxious? Do you have panic attacks? Is your anger or fear getting in the way of your home life or work? We have a way out for you. Recovery Int. is a self-help support group for those who want help to reduce suffering and improve their mental health. The members demonstrate a method to deal with the trivialities of everyday life without feeling overwhelmed by them.
Meeting every Friday at 8pm in St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Lucan.
Tel. 01 6260775.
for Cancer Patients
Care to Drive is a volunteer transport programme run by the Irish Cancer Society. They are looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their hospital appointments. For information call Gail, 01-2310566.
LUCAN DISABILITY ACTION GROUP
Do you have a
disability and need
Do you have a
family member or
friend who might benefit from our help?
If so, here a LDAG we provide:
· An affordable and accessible transport service for people with disabilities 7 days a week
· Self drive cars to be driven by wheelchair users or their families
· Social Personal Assistants Service
We are a local charity and our membership is free!
Please contact us:
Unit 24 Hills Industrial
Estate, Lucan Co. Dublin.