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2 August 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Articles without such will not be published.


Lucan Newsletter Staycation!

We are taking our Summer Break from now until Sunday 30th August

All items for that issue should be at the usual addresses by Wednesday 26th August.

We may not be operating from the Newsletter Office by then, but leave your ads, queries or notices in the letter box at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, before 10pm on Wednesday night, and we’ll collect and look after them.

Alternately email:


Lucan Newsletter Sales Outlets

Lucan Village Collins Butchers, Main Street
Lynchs / Centra

Ballyowen / Ballydowd area
Texaco Service Station

Esker area
Spar Finnstown

Dodsboro area
Spar Dodsboro
Maxol Service Station

St. Mary’s Church, Lucan


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

We are organising a FUNDRAISING EVENT to raise much needed funds for Liffey Sound FM. As you know, we are a community radio station that is operated, owned, and influenced by the community that we serve. We are a non-profit organisation and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media. We give a voice to those people who may never get to share their views and music and we feel that we generate a sense of connection, engagement or belonging within the wider community that is maybe missing from commercial stations.

The event will be a VIRTUAL FESTIVAL and we are looking for singer/songwriters, bands, DJs, spoken word performers, dancers who would be interested in supporting us to raise as much money as possible. What we would love you to do is to submit a VIDEO of up to 15 minutes of you performing and send it to us for transmission on Friday 28th August 2020.

Here is all the important information you need:
Closing Date: FRIDAY 21st AUGUST 2020 at 5pm

Email address for submissions:
or via any of the following
Google Drive

Also, it would be great if you could remind people during your performance to donate to our GoFundMe page and mention our fundraising page as often as you can.

I hope you can support us and really hope you can send us a submission.
Thank you.

Stay safe & well - The Liffey Sound Team. or catch up on Facebook

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


The Covid Collection…….

For our holiday issue, we are bringing you a selection of photographs from St. Mary’s Camera Soiree, some of which were featured in our online editions.


Throughout the lock-down, and thereafter, we received some beautiful images, many simply taken in the back garden, and within 2 kilometres of homes, until people could go further afield and capture more exotic scenes.














The members kept in touch through their Whatsapp Group, and in a stroke of good fortune for Lucan Newsletter, they were able to supply us with a weekly record of events.

The pictures span some 17 weeks, from Spring into Summer, hence our little black sheep and lambs, and seasonal blooms!

Nature certainly kept them going in no small measure, thanks to the beautiful country we live in, though we were privileged to receive some photographs from one of their members in Australia.

Well done to Michael Grant and all the members of St. Mary’s Soiree. We hope you have a nice summer break, and that you all keep snapping!


Lucan Library Events

To view events at Lucan Library, scroll down to ‘archive’, and click on the date, for August 2nd 2020. All activities are listed in the pdf weekly version.



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

Graveyard Recording Project: Church of the Blessed Virgin, Lucan – Forthcoming Publication
We are very excited about our full-colour photographic and transcription project of all the graves in the graveyard in Lucan village. We have included the graves within the church, only accessible from inside Lucan Demesne. We hope to have print copies for sale in August, just in time for Heritage Week and will be charging €20 per copy. The publication will be roughly 80 pages. All profit will go to the running of the group. Please email to register your interest ahead of print.


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 every day 8am-8pm, (including weekends) Please call 0818 222 024.