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25 August 2019
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Back after the break…….
Great to be back to routine this week, bringing all our weekly Newsletter. Hopefully, all had a good summer!

Big thanks due to the following:
Colette and Michael Grant, Mary Jackson, Joan Dillon and her granddaughters Ashley and Alicia, and Deirdre – for getting us out of a hole!
As we went to print on the last issue prior to holidays, the gremlins were in, and our printer sat down leaving us high and dry.
Luckily, our old friends Christy and Terry Gannon came to the rescue and finished the print. Then on the Friday afternoon, the aforementioned people came along to help with collating and getting the issue to the shops.
Míle buíochas!

Congratulations to all the Leaving Cert Students who received their results recently. We wish them well on whatever road they take in future.

Dubs still going strong! Great to see them go for 5 – No doubt the Kingdom will put up a good fight, but fingers are crossed and the prayers are being said for the Gavin’s mighty men.

Hope all have enjoyed Heritage Week – some great events in the locality. Well done to the Society for Old Lucan on organising a walk around Esker of old. Great reports from it……



to Oisín on his Leaving Cert results.
We are so very proud of him.
Declan, Diane, Eoin, Billy


Happy Birthday

to Killian who turns 10 on 23rd August and Cian who will be 4 on the 26th August.
Lots of love from Nanny and Granddad Cummins


Retirement of Mr. Des Newton

Congratulations and best wishes to Mr Des Newton on his retirement as Principal of Adamstown Community


There she goes……..


It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of our favourite thespian, Sheila Corrigan.

For many years, dating back to the early 1980s to recent times, Sheila was P.R.O. for Lucan Drama, and built up a great relationship with Lucan Newsletter – her reports were always in on time, and that was way before emails!

We enjoyed the privilege of watching her portrayals of many characters down the years, and marvelled that she knew every line in every play she was involved in – meaning she knew everybody’s part, and could quickly dig someone out of a hole in the heat of the moment.


While Sheila was a serious actor, she brought the house down in the many pantomimes produced by Lucan Drama, the Spice Mommas (1998) coming to mind!


No doubt, many will have their own special memories of Sheila whether it be drama or singing, or just meeting her on the street – she lit up so many lives. We extend our deepest sympathies to her daughter Denise and family, and also to her many friends who gave her the send-off she would have been proud of – a show stopper! We’ll not see her likes again. May she rest in peace.