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19 March 2023
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Lucan St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade will assemble and commence at the large green located at Green Park Road / Westbrook Park / Hillcrest Close in Hillcrest (adjacent to Tesco) from 2pm, be in place by 2:30pm.

The Parade commences at 3pm sharp and proceeds down through the village, taking approximately two hours to complete the route.

Road closures in the area from 2pm to 6pm.


Lucan Senior Citizens

St. Patrick was celebrated in great style on Wednesday 15th by all our members. Forty shades of green were in evidence jumpers, scarfs, hair bands and glittery shamrock earrings.


A big thank you to all our committee and members who generously supported the Shamrock Sale for Feileacain.




Wednesday 22nd March: 10.30 - 2.15, Social Morning and Lunch in the Spa Hotel.






Afternoon Tea-Dance

Scouts Den Kilcock
THIS Sunday 19th March
3 – 5.30pm
Tea and Refreshments Served
All Welcome


Lucan ICA

20th March: We continue working on our crafts, all enjoying their work and chats. Tea Hostesses are Anne Beales and Patricia Harding.

We thank all our members who donated so generously to the Felieachain collection in aid of anyone affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth.

Thank you so much to Fiona Guinan and Carmel Lyons for providing a beautiful and delicious St Patricks Day themed tea for us to enjoy, very talented ladies. It was lovely to see our ladies dresses in green in honour of our Patron Saint.


Last Thursday 9 of our ICA ladies taught crochet to 30 TY students from St Joseph's College. This is our tenth year to do crochet with the girls, they enjoyed the class and learned very quickly - That’s youth for you!!




Lucan Active Retirement Association

We meet in St Andrew's Parish Centre, Main Street, Lucan, on Thursdays at 11.30am.

New members always welcome, come and join us in a friendly atmosphere and meet new friends. No charge for your first meeting.

Lots of activities to enjoy. Bowls, scrabble, cards, drama and choir. Coffee break at 1pm. Organised trips in Ireland and abroad.


Liffey Sound 96.4fm - Volunteer Company Secretary opportunity

Liffey Sound 96.4FM is seeking applicants for a Volunteer Company Secretary to join the Board of Directors of our vibrant Community Radio Station. Responsibilities include attending monthly Board meetings via Zoom, recording minutes of monthly meetings and maintaining share and other statutory registers.

If interested in this role, please forward your CV to
Liffey Sound is Lucan's Community Radio Station
or check out our Facebook page




Esker Active Retirement Association

Hi everyone,
We had forty-eight members at our Club meeting today so a big crowd to manage but everyone got stuck into bowling, scrabble, whist and bridge and enjoyed the company of their friends and companions.

Next week we are delighted to say we are taking part in an Intergenerational Project with some lovely young students from Colaiste Cois in Lucan and this has been arranged by Mr. Harry Keogh. They are going to do a quiz with us and also provide some entertainment. We are all looking forward to meeting them next Wed 22nd March.

On Monday 27th March, we are off on our first trip this year. We are going to Clonakilty with a full coach load of our members to have the craic and get pampered in the Clonakilty Park Hotel for four days and nights while McGinley Travel drive us almost door to door and take us on day trips around the County of Cork. Live entertainment each night for all us dancing enthusiasts as well!!

The club will not be open on Wednesday 29th March as we are away having fun…….

In our club, we know how to enjoy ourselves that’s for sure. Still plenty of room for newcomers so just drop in any Wednesday afternoon or give me a call on the number below.

Till next time,
Marian Egan (Club Secretary) 0861269043


St. Mary’s Camera Soirée

The weekly report on the activities of the Camera Soiree was held over from last weekend’s Newsletter because of pressure of space what with the details of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the extensive report of the St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council. There was no meeting of the Soiree this Friday morning because of it being St. Patrick’s Day.


This week we have photos of a frosty morning along the river bank from Conor, a beautiful still life from Donal and photos along the Liffey quays by Paddy.


Apart from a very cheeky looking seagull Paddy has given us photos of two of the iconic images of Dublin city, the Custom House and the Ha’penny Bridge.


The Custom House was the English Architect James Gandon’s first large scale commission. Work started on the construction of the Custom House in 1781. It was completed and opened for business ten years later. Gandon was also involved in the design of other significant building in Ireland including the Four Courts and Emo Court in County Laoise. The Custom House now has a visitor centre which is worth seeing.


The Ha’penny Bridge was constructed in 1816 and was originally called the Wellington Bridge. Its official name is the Liffey Bridge. The bridge was built to replace ferries that had operated on the river. The toll initially was a halfpenny which was the same as that charged to use the ferry. The toll was abolished in 1919.


Until next week stay safe!




Mother & Toddler Group

Thursdays in St. Mary’s Parish Centre, from 9.30am to 11.30am.




Recovery Meeting Reopened

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Local Meeting: St Marys Parish Centre Lucan, Thursday 7.30 p.m.
Tel: 00353 062 60 775


Lucan Citizens Information Centre

Our telephone number is 0818 07 5090

Our office is located in the Ballyowen Castle Youth and Community Centre, Ballyowen, Lucan

Opening hours:
Walk-ins to see an Information Officer

Tuesday: 10am - 12pm
Wednesday: None
Thursday: 10am – 12pm and 2pm to 4 pm

Reception open
Tuesday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
We are closed on Mondays and Fridays.

Citizens Information Phone Service (CIPS) is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 8pm on 0818 07 4000

MABS – the Money Advice and Budgeting Service is the State's money advice service, guiding people through dealing with problem debt for over 20 years. MABS phone service is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm on 0818 07 2000


Age Action for all Older People

Age Action are offering five hours tutoring, remotely, to anyone who needs support using their smartphone, tablet or laptop. Covering topics like how to set up an email, how to download an app, how to use video calling to see your loved ones etc.

For more information, please call 01 4756989 or email



Older people need your support!
ALONE is recruiting volunteers to provide companionship and support through their Telephone Support & Befriending service for older people.

ALONE asks that interested volunteers commit to one set shift of 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Visit for more information.


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