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26 February 2017
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There were Three Wise Men………

The Rev. Fr. Con O’Herlihy was like a breath of fresh air when he arrived in Lucan back in 1966. He was a ‘can do, guy’, long before the term was invented.

On spotting Nuacht na Sáirséalaigh weekly news sheet, a light went on, and together with Tommy Higgins (Lucan Sarsfields), and Laurence McCarthy (Principal of Lucan BNS), they got the show on the road, and by 1967 Lucan Newsletter was born. It was of course with the help of one wise woman – Sr. Oliver (Susan), who looked after the actual printing.

Though all are passed on to their eternal reward, it is fitting to remember them, Sr. Oliver’s first anniversary falling at this time.

We hope they’re all pleased with how things have progressed!


Well, Storm Doris arrived for our 50th Birthday Party

.... and made a good effort at blowing out the candles!
Luckily, we didn’t lose our power, and are able to bring you this special edition.

Our sincere thanks to Martone Press for printing this colour issue, and thanks also to all the shops that sell the Newsletter weekly. A special thank you to Christy Gannon of Celbridge Print, who looks after our weekly paper supply.

Thank you to all those who sent good wishes on the occasion. We appreciate that it is yourselves, the readers and contributors who have kept it going so long.

A great many volunteer printers and typists have played their part in the 50 years – it would be nice to make their acquaintance again, and reminisce about the olden days. Let us know where you are these days!

Pancake Tuesday fast approaching – Birdie loves pancakes; between them and the birthday cake, he’ll be grounded for a week!

Mid-term this past week! Hope all the boys and girls had a good time despite the weather. Roads were great in the morning time, but parking was hard come by at Liffey Valley during the day.

Boys in Green take on France in the Aviva this weekend - hopefully, they’ll get the right result.