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5 April 2020
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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Articles without such will not be published.


Society for Old Lucan (Sol)

SOL is the local history group for Lucan; open to everyone. Free to join - email Facebook group; “Society for Old Lucan (SOL)” & Twitter: @Soc4OldLucan.

We have been working for the last 2 weeks on ways to keep connecting with our followers in this online environment, as well as carrying on our lobbying work behind the scenes to help research and preserve our local heritage. We have a guided tour (on Twitter), a local history lecture (narrated powerpoint presentation online) and more coming up. We hope everyone can join us for these events. Maybe you have always meant to find out more about Lucan’s ancient history? – now’s your chance.

Sol April Events: Online Only

1. “Tweety-Tour” of Lucan Village Medieval Church & Graveyard
Sunday 5 April 12.00 – 13.00 (but accessible on our Twitter feed afterwards, if you miss the live tweets)
• Twitter home: @Soc4OldLucan
• Tour hashtag: #TweetyTourSOL_BVM

If you missed our graveyard tours during Lucan Festival and Heritage Week last year, this is your chance to go on a fascinating guided tour from the distance of your own home, via Twitter, of the hidden medieval graveyard in Lucan village. Go to our Twitter account @Soc4OldLucan to see us guide you via 20 tweets (photo and information) around the graveyard. Find out more about how old it is, interesting finds, people buried there and connections to the wider world. Make sure to ask us questions by replying to our tweets. Email if you need our assistance with this.

2. The Hermitage Shell-Shock Hospital: Ww1 Auxilliary Red Cross Hospital 1917 – 1919, Lucan
Monday 6th April Onwards, Online
Elaine Hurley, local historian and Committee member of SOL has carried out some fascinating research into the history of the Hermitage, Lucan, when it was used as a hospital for WW1 soldiers suffering from shell shock. This presentation is online with narration and slides by Elaine. It will be available from Monday 6th April onwards on our website: and on our Facebook page.

More next week….


History/ Photos of Sarsfield Park

Gerard Byrne is writing a book entitled:
“Memoirs of Sarsfield Park … and Us”

It will be about the Park/Village, covering characters, incidents, talents, places, funny stories etc.

To this end he is sourcing photographs of Sarsfield Park – the families, groups and individuals, especially those from yesteryear.

If any reader has such material, kindly forward to Gerard at the following email:


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

“Lucan Live" is back on-air every Monday at 3pm and repeated at 10pm that night. Thanks to the huge efforts of volunteer, Maria Murphy & Jon White, Liffey Sound's techy who devised a way for it to be recorded at home. This week Maria spoke with CEO of Lucan Credit Union, a third level student studying from home and a teacher who has started a history blog for children. The programme is available on podcast on our website.

Earlier this year, volunteer, Teresa Quinn produced an insightful radio documentary about The King's Hospital school. This programme is also available on podcast on our website.

We will soon be launching a short story competition for primary school children. More details will be available here and on Teresa Quinn's "Bookline" on Sundays at 11am in the coming weeks.

Here at Liffey Sound we know how important it is at times like these to get the word out and stay in touch with everyone. That's why we're offering a temporary free service to charities and community groups in and around Lucan.

If you need to get a message out to your volunteers, clients or service users, please email a short script to our manager Mairéad at

Stay safe & well!
The Liffey Sound team. or catch up on Facebook
Liffey Sound 96.4FM- Lucan's Community Radio Station!


Hillcrest, Beaumont & Newcastle Road Residents Association

On behalf of all residents we wish to pay tribute to our many residents who are at/on the front line of delivering services in our hospitals, our nursing homes, carers, supermarkets & stores, pharmacies, clinics, transport services, waste collection, an Post and our post people, our Gardai, Ambulance and Fire Service, our Banks and Credit Unions, indeed all those who are involved in the provision of essential services at this extraordinary time in living history. We also salute our families, friends and neighbours who are diligently following the advice of the HSE, and in following this advice are caring not just for themselves and their family but also for our community.

Update: To STOP the spread of Covid-19 we have been asked to take extra precautions, full details are available on

Lucan Community Gardai ARE there for us. Contact 01 6663720 or email

Keep cocooning and Take Care of yourself and your families.


Lucan Citizens Information Centre

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


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.


Lucan Credit Union COVID-19 OPENING HOURS

These revised opening hours take effect from Thursday 26th March until further notice.

Due to the on-going Covid-19 health crisis we have experienced considerably reduced footfall in both of our offices. The decision has been taken to close our Finnstown office from Thursday 26th March until further notice. Our village office will remain open per the hours below:

Monday to Wednesday - The village office will be closed to members. However, we will be available for phone payments, phone and email queries, loan repayments advice and assistance and registrations for on-line banking between 9.30 and 4.30pm. Cash withdrawals may be made by appointment only. Phone 628 1642 or email

Thursday - The village office will be open to members as follows:
9.30am to 11.30am - Over 65s and at-risk members.
11.30am to 4.30pm - All members.

Friday - The village office will be open to all members 9.30am - 4.30pm

Saturday - The credit union will be closed on Saturdays until further notice.

For members who usually pay over the counter and would prefer not to attend either office we can take debit card loan payments over the phone. Alternatively, you may ask for the IBAN number for your loan or share account and set the credit union up as a payee through your on-line banking. You can pay directly into your account with this.

We would ask that you respect our social distancing procedures and use the anti-bacterial hand gels provided when attending our office.

We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience this may cause. As I'm sure you all appreciate, this is an unprecedented situation. We are working hard to ensure continued service to all members while protecting our staff as much as we can. We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and will advise of any further changes required.





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Phone Niall MIEI C, Eng. 086-2300902. Email:

Architectural Drafting Service - Planning Permission Sought. Drawings for Extensions. Retention Orders / Surveys.
Contact John 01 6060722. Mobile 087-9873876.

J. Kelly Painting Services - No job too big or too small. Free Estimates. All Work Guaranteed.
Phone: 6236612 / 087-2346898.

Clutter Out! Home Organisation - Attic and garages clear out services. Garden design, landscape and maintenance. Home cleaning. Handyman jobs and more. Local family business.
Call 087-6202989 / 087-2695739.

The Cartridge Expert – Printer cartridge refills. All brands. Big savings.
Drop in or call us on 6219740. 10% discount if you mention Newsletter.

Greg & Orla Martin – Specialists in Hand Painted / Sprayed Kitchen and Furniture.
Contact: Greg 086-3944272, Orla 086-8804177, Dodsboro Cottages, Lucan.

Bathroom Revamps – By Long Established Lucan Contractor. See our works on
Call Noel on 086-2729655.

Lucan Window Cleaning - Six-day service. Fully insured. Established over 25 years.
Phone Aidan 086-2468886.

Dial A Clean - Carpets, Upholstery and Rugs. Stairs and Landing only €45. Rugs from only €25.
Call Paul 087-3222782.

Local Painter & Decorator Available for All Interior & Exterior Work – Paper hanging, hand painted kitchens and exterior spray painting. Reasonable, reliable, professional.
For free quote, phone Joe on 087-9806812.

Hanbury Upholstery – Commercial and residential furniture. Over 35 years’ experience.
Call/email for free quote 087-7994024.





Future Proof Finance – Mortgage Broker Life Assurance/Pensions/Savings/Investments. Lucan County Enterprise Centre.
Contact: Stephen Fallon QFA 086 602 1353 / 01 505 6934.
Future Proof Finance Ltd. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.



Woofters Dog Grooming – Karina Kerrigan. Grooming. Peamount Lane off Lucan Newcastle Road.
Phone: 01-6211855.





Lucan Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic® - Insomnia, Stress etc. VHI / Aviva etc.
Jacqueline McDonnell RGN RPN, Lic.Acu Nanjing. China.
Phone: 6217057.

O’Gradys Hearing Care at Dodsboro Clinic – Add Hearing to your health checklist. Have a Free Hearing Test.
Call 01-8025911. Enjoy Hearing Again.



Keane Minds Montessori School Earlsfort Residents Centre, Lucan. Free 'ECCE' Places – Mon to Fri 9am-12pm.
Ph: Cathy 086-6822449 / Linda 087-9748984, BA Hons Degree in Childcare. Give your child the best start in life.