As Birdie takes some annual leave, we can safely say at this stage that we’ve had a pretty good summer so far! Never mind the few showery days here and there – we’re not able for the heat when we get it!
Anyway, hopefully it will last a little longer, and have us all refreshed when we return at the end of August.
Great News for Dublin Hurling Fans this past week! Manager Fintan Clandillon’s two teams – Dublin U17s and U18s are making great headway!
U17s are through to the All Ireland Final after Antrim conceding.
U18s (Minors) are through to a semi-final v Cork!
Several Lucan lads on the teams too! Minors have Emmet Allen, Ben Coffey and Luke Walsh – the later being a fourth generation Lucan Sarsfields man.
U17s have Andy Carroll and Herkus Sviglinskas.
Good luck to Fintan and all the lads in the upcoming matches – we’ll be keeping an eye on things!
Bon Voyage - We had a very special visitor to our Newsletter Office last week – Áine, and her dad Fachtna (Doc), all the way from Nepal!
We wish them a safe and pleasant journey as they make the long journey back to Nepal, in the coming days.
Scenes for “The Tattoo” – a short film by Ian Power, were shot at Shackletons Mill on Saturday last. Locals were invited as extras, to portray Jewish prisoners in the Second World War. Keep an eye out for it!
Tidy Towns people are still hard at it keeping our Village in shape!
Two things were pointed out to us this past week:
1. Some motorists are throwing their used parking ticket on the road and footpaths when done with! This is hardly community spirit!
2. Adamstown 5k / 10k Fun Run – held back on 12th March 2017 – their poster is still on display on a pole at the demesne entrance just opposite Primrose Lane.
It was great to see the organisers of more recent events out removing their posters as soon as the events were over.
An oasis of calm in Lucan Village – thanks to our Tidy Towns people!
Treasures of Lucan, and Lucan Postcards – are still available at Carey’s Newsagents on Main Street. There are a few copies of the book left, so if you’re travelling abroad, or have visitors from afar here in Lucan, it might make an ideal pressie!
Frustrating and Dangerous Parking! Please do not pass across footpaths – twice this week, Birdie witnessed people with babies in buggies, and indeed children on their own, having to walk on the roadway, in order to get around a vehicle which was right across the footpath. In both cases, there was plenty of on-street parking.
St. Mary’s Parish Centre will be closed for the month of August, while the annual spruce-up gets underway! Looking forward to seeing everyone back in action in September.
Happy 8th Birthday to Killian
on the 23rd August
Happy 2nd Birthday to Cian
on the 26th August
Lots of love from Nanny and Granddad Cummins