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26 May 2019
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When emailing reports for publication in Lucan Newsletter, please make sure to send them to at least two email addresses

Mary – Community / Schools / Local History

Rose – Sports / Politics

Anna – Parish Notes / Fundraising

Catherine – Anniversaries / Queries on Advertising


Please Note:

All items submitted for publication in Lucan Newsletter must have a contact person/number – address or phone number – not necessarily for publication.
Articles without such will not be published.


Lucan Drama – Peg postponed!

Lucan Drama regret to announce that due to a serious cast member illness, we have had to postpone Peg O’ My Heart until further notice.

Please call the Spa Hotel if you have a dinner date booked to arrange rescheduling on +35316280494. Details of Rescheduled Show will issue soon.

Again, we would like to apologise to all our loyal and highly valued audience.

Vini Casey, Chairman


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

Local Election Results Coverage 2019
Your community radio station will keep you updated on the local election results this Saturday. Brendan Hackett will have live updates from Citywest count centre at 3pm and 4pm, where we will be doing an outside broadcast. From 5pm, Brendan will be joined in studio by a number of guests and will be updating you on all the results as they come in. or catch up on Facebook

Liffey Sound 96.4FM- Lucan's Community Radio Station!


Lucan ICA

Tues 28th May: Craft Group meet as usual 10am to 12.30. Lovely to see such a variety of crafts being worked on.

Wed 29th May: We will celebrate our 53rd Birthday with dinner in the Spa Hotel
. Please check with Pauline for further details.
Happy Birthday Lucan Guild!

We say a big thank you to Garda Ann and Garda Ciara who are Community Gardaí in the Lucan area. They came and talked to us about safety in the home and personal safety. We enjoyed their visit.

P.S. Monday 27th May: We will go bowling in Base Centre, Celbridge at 7.45.


Would you like to join a free course in Digital Skills in Lucan?

The not-for-profit organisation, Third Age is starting new classes in the next few weeks geared to people aged 45 and over, those with a disability or currently unemployed. Classes may be of particular interest to a local retirement group.

Classes will begin at Lucan Library shortly, date and time to be confirmed.
The free training course is a 10-hour programme over five weeks, two hours per week, up to 10 participants per course. It covers introduction to the Internet, Internet security and safety, email, search engines and websites, accessing online government services, conducting everyday transactions, online banking, online voice and video calls and use of apps.

If you would like to register your interest, phone Third Age on 046-9557766, email, or log on to


Hospice Sunflower Days

Can you spare an hour for sunflower days?
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross & Blackrock are in urgent need of your help.
Sunflower Days 7th & 8th June
If you could donate an hour or two of your time to lend a hand selling Sunflower pins to help raise funds on our national collection day, please contact Ann or Mary on 01 4911072 or Thank you.



Marymount Care Centre, Westmanstown, Lucan


Dementia Information & Support Monthly Education Sessions
Maureen McNulty welcomes Families, Friends of Marymount, Professionals and Carers in the Community

Interested in or Affected by Dementia
Join us for an introductory evening with refreshments
Monday 10th June 2019

Register you interest by emailing:

Telephone: 01- 8204500


Focus Ireland Fundraising Event


Monday 3rd June:
10.30am – 4.30pm

Stroll around our colourful garden.
Relax and chat over tea/coffee.
Support this very worthy cause
Bring a friend Contact Joe & Áine Clayton 086 0561497






Lucan Senior Citizens

Wednesday 29th May: Social Morning in the Parish Centre, 10.30am to 12.30pm



The national organisation for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer and their families together with the Boyne Research Institute, and in co-operation with Purple House Cancer Support Centre, Bray will host a public meeting, on Tuesday 29th May at 7pm, in Purple House.

We would love to meet with survivors, their families, friends and supporters, advocacy groups, health care professionals or researchers.

Location: Purple House Cancer Support Centre, Audrey Court, Parnell Road, Bray
Date: Tuesday 29th May, 2019
Time: 7.00pm Registration & welcome tea/coffee 7.30pm Meeting commences
Parking: Street parking is available locally and is free after 6pm
The meeting is FREE, but to help us with our planning we would appreciate if you could let us know you’re coming – email / 086 2532819


Mens Shed Lucan

Our next open, general meeting is on Monday 10th June; 18.30 to 19.50 in Lucan Library, in the Supervalu shopping centre. Our general meetings allow the committee to deliver an update on the progress of key projects and provide attendees with an opportunity to voice their opinions and/or bring forward suggestions. Member or not, if you have an idea or suggestion you'd like to share, come along and tell us about it. Looking forward to a positive and productive meeting.

Men's Shed contactable at 086-8178315.


Transport Users

Route 239 from Blanchardstown to Liffey Valley via Lucan Village is preforming quite well with just a few hick ups since it was taken over by the new bus company Go Ahead. The hourly service and the new Sunday service is very welcome by Lucan users.To complete this route for the benefit of all users it should be extended the short distance from Blanchardstown shopping centre to Blanchardstown hospital. This would add just an extra five minutes to the bus journey time. Many sick patients in the Lucan area are taken to this hospital, this extension would make it possible for Lucan users to visit their friends or relatives in this hospital. The National Transport Authority should see that this happens.
T. Newton 086 3127364


Free Dietitian Led XPERT Course for Type 2 Diabetes

in Quarryvale Family Resource Centre Clondalkin
A free 6 week course to help you manage your Type 2 Diabetes. This is an award winning education course delivered by the HSE Community Dietitian. It is a 6 week course running for 2.5hours each week for 6 weeks.

The next course we have running is:
X-PERT course starting Thursday 6th June and every Thursday up to and including Thursday 11th July in the morning in Quarryvale Family Resource Centre, Clondalkin.

Places are limited and you must register to attend.

Call Elaine Brennan, Diabetes Co-ordinator on 076 6958054 to register and find out more information.


Lucan Newsletter Sales Outlets

Lucan Village Collins Butchers, Main Street
Lynchs / Centra

Ballyowen / Ballydowd area
Foleys Chemist
Texaco Service Station

Esker area
Spar Finnstown

Dodsboro area
Spar Dodsboro
Maxol Service Station

St. Mary’s Church, Lucan


“Shine” Carers Group

(Blackrock, Co Dublin)

Carers Group Meeting - Mental Illness
The Carers of those who are affected by Mental Illness.

First Monday each month at 20.00 (2nd Monday if 1st Monday is Bank Holiday)

Centre for Living: (Top of) Carysford Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin

For more details see our website:


Mother and Toddler Group

10.30am to 12 noon
Each Thursday
in St. Mary’s Parish Centre
All Welcome


Senior Line

Do you need someone to talk to?
Senior Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people anywhere in Ireland - Freephone 1800 80 4591.
Senior Line is open from 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year.



Do you ever feel there is something better you could do with your free time? Would you like a new opportunity to do something meaningful and rewarding? Does your day-to-day work ignore some of the valuable life skills you have built up over the years? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we may have the answer for you. Aware is currently recruiting for its Support Services. A three-hour weekly commitment that can and does make a significant difference in the lives of individuals and families who are dealing with depression or bipolar disorder. Aware will provide you with training and ongoing support. We need people who are reliable, empathic and are willing to commit to volunteering with Aware for at least eighteen months, to join our team. This could be a great opportunity to develop a new focus in life. Why not have a look at our website and read more about the opportunities available?

We are now accepting volunteer applications with training starting in February 2019.
More information and application is available on now (see ‘volunteering’).


Tús Care & Repair

South Dublin Co. Partnership
Free Community Service

Tús Care & Repair provides a free odd job service for people and organisations that are eligible within our local community.

Examples of work we do:
Minor gardening jobs (e.g. mowing lawns, trimming hedges etc.). Small painting jobs, hanging curtain rails, putting up shelves, minor DIY jobs considered.

Examples of work we do NOT do:
We do not undertake, construction, plumbing, electrical work, cleaning of gutters at unsuitable heights, insulation.

If you can tick any of the following boxes you may be eligible for this service:
- A resident in South Dublin
- Senior Citizen
- Have a long-term illness or disability
- Are referred from a support worker/health service
- Are a community/voluntary organisation

How is works
- You contact your local office and describe the job
- A member of the Care & Repair team will visit you and assess the job
- A member of the office will then contact you with a start date
- A team of two or more will carry out the job
- All work must be signed off after completion
- If demand becomes too high waiting list may apply.

The Care & Repair team consists of voluntary Tús workers who have put themselves forward for this project. They all are committed to improving the lives of senior citizen and people with mobility issues in our community. In order to reassure and give peace of mind to our service users, all of our workers have been Garda vetted and carry company ID cards.

We have excellent good will between our service users and our workers since the project began and we are always looking for opportunities to be of assistance within our community.
Some jobs might be too big, but never too small...

For further information please contact:
Tallaght Office 086 0270821,
Clondalkin Office 086 0424983

Office opening hours: Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm
Main Building
Killinarden Enterprise Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24
ACE Enterprise Park
Unit 10, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.




Koins for Kids

If you have any old coin of any kind that needs a new home, please give it to us!! You can drop same into St Mary's Sacristy or St Mary's Parish Office.

We are a small voluntary charity putting all our efforts into the funding of life-saving equipment, an M.R.I. machine, for "The New Children's Hospital" when building is complete.

Damien Douglas, Lucan.
Ph. 087 9519222


Tusla, An Ghníomhaireacht um Leanaí agus an Teaghlach

Child and Family Agency
There is an urgent need for foster carers willing to provide a home for children of all ages up to 18 years old to provide short term and long term foster care.

Also Carers required for young people 15 -18 years.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency is currently running a campaign to find families who are willing to provide safe, loving and secure homes for children and adolescents.

For more information contact 076 6955550 and/or


Lucan Citizens Information Centre

Ballyowen Castle Community Centre, Lucan
Ph. 0761 07 5090, Fax. 01 6217930

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 4 pm each day, closed for lunch 1 pm to 2 pm.

Citizens Information Phone Service (CIPS) 0761 07 4000 – opening hours 9 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday.

Free Legal Advice Clinic (FLAC) on Thursday nights from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. FLAC telephone and referral line 1890 350250.

MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service) helpline and MABS Mortgage Arrears Information Helpline are both on the same number 0761 07 2000 from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday.


Peace of Mind…

If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, tension, anxiety, mood disorders, anger, fear, sleeplessness, helplessness or hopelessness you are not alone. If so we have a way out for you.

Recovery Self-help Ireland is a support group for anyone who wants to re-gain peace of mind and reduce suffering. The members demonstrate a method by which they deal with the trivialities of everyday life without feeling overwhelmed by them. It gives you tools which empower you to overcome these problems.

Why not come along to our next meeting and try the method out. You can bring a friend.

Every Friday at 8.00p.m in Room 4
St Mary’s Parish Centre, Lucan R.C. Church.


Lucan Social Club

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland invites you to our Social Club
In St Mary's Parish Centre, Lucan
Wednesday mornings 10.30 am-12.30 am

Our Social Club is a place where a person with Dementia can come with a family member/carer to enjoy a cup of Tea/Coffee and biscuits over an informal friendly chat.

The Society have been running these Social Clubs for many years now and they are proven to be of huge value to both Client and Carer.

Come along and see for yourself......Meet others in similar situations to you, get advice from experienced staff and relax in a friendly, safe welcoming surrounding.

For any further information contact:
Adrienne Mc Avinue.... office.... 01 862 5706 ext 2. Mobile.... 086 838 1215


The Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Volunteer driver Service’ is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers from all over North and West Dublin to pick local patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home.
The service is free to the patient and all drivers’ expenses are paid.
Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email


Age Actions Care and Repair Programme

Are you 60+ years of age? Have you a small repair job which you would like to have done for you? The Care and Repair programme (run by Age Action Ireland) uses a pool of trustworthy volunteers and handypersons to carry out minor repairs for older people. All volunteers are vetted and carry official Care and Repair identification cards. The service is free; you only pay for the materials used. For your bigger jobs, we maintain a register of reliable and honest tradespersons.. You can arrange to have a job done for you by phoning the Age Action Care and Repair number which is 01-4756989.