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5 July 2020
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Mary – Community / Schools / Local History

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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Articles without such will not be published.


Caretaker Position

DDLETB invites applications for the permanent position of Caretaker (full time/part time) in Lucan Community College to join our existing team.

Application Form and Job Description are available from the
Recruitment Section,
Human Resources Department

Ph 014529643

Latest date for receipt of applications is 3pm Friday 10th July 2020.


St. Mary’s Camera Soirée

With the complete abolition of the restriction on travel you would have expected a flood of photographs from the members of St. Mary’s Camera Soirée for possible publication in the Newsletter! Not so, I am afraid. The change in the weather has had a seriously adverse effect on the photographic activities of the group.




Last week Conor, our wildlife photographer, was out in Dublin Bay in his sea kayak taking photographs of puffins and of the island itself, particularly the Stack, which plays host to a large variety of seabirds, including thousands of guillemots, razorbills, fulmars and gulls.


The beautiful photograph of the yellow rose comes from Angela who is now living in Bunclody, Co. Wexford but is still a valued member of the group.


I suppose we are lucky that the break in the weather coincided with the relaxation in the lockdown constraints. It is not pleasant to think what sort of mental condition we might have been in if last week’s weather had been the norm for the past three months! As I write this I’m looking at my weather app and not much of an improvement is forecast for the next week. But forecasts of the weather in Ireland are liable to change at very short notice. So let’s live in hope and in the meantime keep safe until next week!



An Appeal for Swift Records in South County Dublin

BirdWatch Ireland is currently undertaking a nesting Swift survey of South County Dublin, the survey area covers the entire South Dublin County Council boundary and includes the following localities; Adamstown, Ballyboden, Citywest, Clondalkin, Firhouse, Lucan, Newcastle, Palmerstown, Perrystown, Rathcoole, Rathfarnham, Saggart, Tallaght and Templeogue among others. If you know of Swifts nesting or frequently encounter Swifts in any of these areas, we want to hear from you!

To report your observations simply email and give us some details on the date, location, number of Swifts seen and if you believe they are nesting nearby or can confirm the building in which they are nesting.

Swift populations in Ireland are in major decline with an almost 60% decrease since 1998 recorded by the Countryside Bird Survey. A major factor behind these declines is widely accepted as being the ongoing loss of nest sites in our cities, towns, and villages. This happens due to building renovation and modern building techniques negatively affecting nest site availability. It is likely that the loss of nest sites in Dublin is even greater to that anywhere else in the country given to the rate and scale of building development in our capital.

BirdWatch Ireland is also carrying out nesting Swift surveys in counties Leitrim, Roscommon and Clare during the summer months. Whilst these county surveys are big undertakings, we don’t see the same level of building density which makes the task somewhat easier to that in our capital city. Some further information on the BirdWatch Ireland county Swift surveys 2020 can be found on the YouTube video here: The surveys are funded through the Heritage Officers within the respective local authorities with support from the National Biodiversity Action Plan Fund administered by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Please be sure to contact us with any tip-offs regarding Swifts in your area between now and early August, when the Swifts begin to return to Africa for the autumn and winter.


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

On "Lucan Live" this week, Maria interviewed the new Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Ed O'Brien, Cllr Peter Kavanagh and Emer Higgins TD. If you missed them, you can listen back on podcast on our website.

Stay safe & well, the Liffey Sound team! or catch up on Facebook

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


Lucan Citizens Information Centre

The CIC office is closed for personal callers until further notice
You can ring 0761 07 5000 and leave a message, and someone will return your call, or you can email and someone will reply to your email.

MABS the Money Advice and budgeting Service
The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is a free, independent and confidential service for people who are in debt or at risk of getting into debt.
Talk to your lender. If you can’t - talk to MABS.
Call MABS today on 0761 07 2000 for independent information, advice and referral.


South Dublin Co. Co. on Dumping

Our Litter & Waste Enforcement staff have been investigating increased levels of illegal dumping and burning of waste this week.
Household Waste Collection Services are operating and Civic Amenity sites are open.

If you witness dumping contact 014149000/


COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.



Pest Control Services, Lucan Removal of Rats / Mice, Ants, Flies, Wasps, Cockroaches.
We also sanitize homes and commercial premises against COVID-19, with our fogging devices.
Call John 087-6705124.

Keane Windows & Doors - Showrooms Open 7 days. Trinity Court, Fonthill Business Park, beside Liffey Valley C/c.
Tel: 01-6203232.

Fogged Up Windows & Glass Repairs – Low E Plus Double Glazing. Free Quote and Demonstration.
Call 085 2038753 / 086 1998640. Dublin Glass & Glazing Co.

Liam Mulhall Carpentry , Hillcrest Walk, (Third Generation Lucan Carpenter) - Wardrobes, Shelving, Doors, Floors, Stairs, Decking, Gates. All aspects of the trade covered.
Phone: 086-2272718 / 01-6241376.

Heating & Plumbing – Gas, RGI Registered. Oil – Solid Fuel – All Plumbing.
Phone Leslie Noble 087-2593192 / 6282834.

First Class Upholstery – All 3-piece Suites, Chairs etc. Recovered and Repaired like new.
Contact Paul 087-2158242, or check our page on Facebook First Class Upholstery.

Painter, Local – Very clean, reliable. Work guaranteed.
Phone Paddy 087-6566230.

Cabinet Maker - Problems with your Wardrobes/ Kitchen? Shelving – Fitted Wardrobes – Side Gates – Attic Flooring – Wall Fixtures – Curtain Poles General Woodwork.
Call Val O’Flynn. Phone: 01-6275872. Mobile: 087-6235078. Email:

Floor Sanding Services - All solid, semi-solid floors sanded and lacquered. Free estimates.
Phone Bernard 087-2321737 / 01 6242727.

Lucan Housekeeping Services - Carpet and upholstery cleaning. Grass cutting and pressure washing also.
Call Colin on 086-8542458.

Matt Smyth Carpentry Services (1st & 2nd Fix Qualified) - All Carpentry Work, Roof Repairs, Doors & Floors – Supply & Fix, Attic & Garage Conversions, Refelting of Barna Sheds, Renovating & Building, Insurance Claims.
Phone: 086-1042557.

A1 Roofing and Guttering - Our Services: Repairs to tile and slate. Flat & leaking roofs, garages & sheds. Ridge tiles repointing. Lead valleys & chimney repairs. Pointing porch roofs. New roofs & insulation. uPvc fascial & soffits. New gutters & downpipes cleaned & sealed. Fully registered & insured. Based in Lucan.
From 9 to 6 office number Tel: 01-4434204. Mob: 085-2708138.

Window Wizard – Repairs to windows and doors, PVC, uPVC. Handles, hinges, patio wheels. Free window health check.
Call Conor 086-1206214.

Handyman and Property Maintenance Service - Local Tradesman. Insured and Registered. Repairs, house and garden, windows cleaned, gutters cleaned and repaired.
Phone: 087-2530106 / 01-6249571.

Gelert Landscaping - Hedge Trimming, tree cutting, tree felling, garden clearance, weed control, grass cutting. All garden maintenance. Pressure washing.
Call Pat Sr. 085-2853030. Call Pat Jr. 085-2032947





Lucan Boarding Kennels – (Betty Murphy) Peamount Lane, off Lucan/Newcastle Road, between Polly Hops and Peamount Hospital – beside Driving Range.
Phone 01-6240512 or text 086-8550073.





Q Dentures - John Quearney Clinical Dental Technician - New dentures, palate free dentures, relines, repairs. Free Dentures to Medical Card Holders. Now open above Paddy Powers, Lucan Village.
Phone: 01-5049600 / 087-9113673. Email: qdentures@

New Look Hairdresser Wash & Blow Dry from €15, Colour from €50, Hi-lites from €60.
Chapel Hill Lucan. Tel: 085-1081575