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11 June 2023
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Exam students are in the thick of it at the moment! We hope all cope well, and by this time next week, they will all be over the worst of it, and can begin relaxing again! It will all be over before they know it!

Those sticky trees ....
We note Hillcrest Residents' report on the situation with the Sycamore trees on the estate in this issue, and wonder if the problem occurs in any other Lucan estates.


Above, the evidence! The soles of people's shoes, and also the wheels of baby buggies, pick up the sticky substance, and particularly in the case of older people, could cause an accident. We've heard many reports of the paintwork on cars parked in close proximity to these trees, being destroyed over the years. We hope that it won't be a case of waiting to see if someone is hurt, before something can be done to get rid of this problem.


How time flies!
We had non-stop rain on Friday 11th June 1993 which saw much flooding all around Lucan on the Saturday. The Griffeen breached its bank and broke through the wall at Vesey Park before charging down the Lock Road and into the Village.

Lucan and the Special Olympics 2003
We 'shared the feeling' 20 years ago this week, when Lucan co-hosted the Irish Team for the World Special Olympics. On the 16th June, Team Ireland arrived to a great welcome in Lucan.
More next week ....

Flood Alleviation Works! Following further flooding in 2000, major work was carried out along the River Griffeen in 2003, and the job done is working so far ....



Some thoughts on the Elderly! We were born in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
We grew up in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
We studied in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
We were dating in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
We got married and discovered the world in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
We ventured into the world in the 80s and 90s.
We stabilised in the 2000s.
We got wiser in the 2010s
And we are going firmly through the 2020s.

Turns out, we’ve lived through EIGHT different decades
TWO different centuries
TWO different millennia

How about that!!!