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23 February 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Articles without such will not be published.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 Senior Citizens


At our A.G.M., a special presentation was made to Agnes Kavanagh, Pat Dwyer, Jo Howard and Moira O’Byrne in recognition of their long service and loyal commitment to the club.

Wed 26th: Social Morning in St. Mary’s Parish Centre 10.30 – 12.30. All welcome!


St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary’s Conference

Clothes for 4 to 5 year old girl required.
If you can help, please phone 087-0666891


Coffey with Strangers

Coffee with strangers is a NEW 8-week course designed to help adults reflect on their changing identity as Irish Citizens and how these changes are shaping a new Irish society.

As Ireland changes in response to a growing diversity in our population, new struggles emerge such as racism, exclusion and discrimination.

This course draws on ideas from transformative education and key components of long life learning research.

For more information
WhatsApp Tom to 087 9402695


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

Would you like to play a leadership role in your community? Would you be interested in volunteering your time to make our local area a better place to live? We have vacancies for Directors on the Liffey Sound Community Radio Station Board. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic local community organisation with a strong history of success and big plans.

Liffey Sound FM is a not for profit Community Radio service licensed to serve the Community of Lucan and its environs. Liffey Sound FM is committed to serving its community irrespective of creed, class, colour or race; to giving a voice to those not served by the mainstream broadcasting services; to educating, informing and inspiring people in our community and to promoting a sense of community and civic pride. Previous board experience is not essential but is welcomed. All welcome and we are especially interested in directors who can help represent minority communities viewpoints on our board if you are interested please email a copy of your cv to or catch up on Facebook

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


Lucan Drama - A Special Moment

Lucan Drama is delighted to welcome you to its Spring production, a full-length play entitled Moment by Deirdre Kinihen. This is a modern Irish play which focuses on the tense relationships within a family, fuelled by a dark and dangerous secret.

The play is directed by Philip Byrne, first time director with Lucan Drama but who has already chalked up twenty previous plays on his admirable record.

Rehearsals are already in full swing where a vibrant and hard-working cast are preparing to give you a night to remember. The play will stage in late May.

For more information on Lucan Drama find us on Facebook or e-mail Or Phone Lucan Drama 0894900429 or Jack 0860666626.


Lucan Lions Club

Lucan Lions Club are teaming up for a SPINATHON with Special Olympics Lucan, on Saturday 22nd February at Supervalu Lucan.

The on-the-spot cycle will commence at 10am, with members of both club’s taking turns throughout Saturday to spin the pedals while fundraising for Special Olympics Lucan.

Lucan Lions Club meet in Lucan Spa Hotel on the second Tuesday of the month at 8.30 pm. Visitors always welcome.






Lucan ICA

Tues 25th Feb: Craft Group meet 10am to 12.30pm. It’s great to see such good numbers attending in such nasty weather.

Wed 26th Feb: We have invited our Community Garda Ann Gabbett to give us a talk on Security in the Home and Safety on the Streets etc. We request a good attendance of members.

We had a good night of fun on Wednesday night with a few games of Scattergories and a lovely supper.


Celbridge Mill Community Centre
Facebook “The Mill Community Centre”
Phone: 01 6288556.

Starting Soon Fitness Class for Arthritis sufferers. Pickle ball Racquet for over 50s. Be Active – Be alive fitness class for the over 50s.

Soccer Players aged 55 – 75 years wanted for our “Walking Indoor Soccer” which takes place on Tuesdays at 7pm.

Fancy a Game of Traditional “Whist/ 25s”? Whist / 25s Card Games and social night at the centre every Monday at 8.30pm. Phone Mary at 01 6288174.


FREE Zumba classes from SDCC at AYCC

Adamstown Youth and Community Centre (AYCC) is delighted to be taking part in this great initiative by South Dublin County Council - Inspired @ South Dublin.

Our 'Challenge' for you to try is 8 FREE Zumba classes with instructor Nurlina. The class will take place every Wednesday (6-7pm), starting on the 4th March in Sports Hall.

Booking is essential for this 8 week challenge as places are limited. Hopefully, you will keep up the class after the free classes have finished. To book your FREE place, please email: with your name & phone number.

Check out the link below for other challenges taking place around the county:


Primrose Hill Gardens

(Top of Primrose Lane, Lucan through the black gates)
Famous for its collection of Snowdrops, Crocus, Hellebores, Cyclamen
Open every day from 2pm to 6pm until 29th February

Adults €6


People’s Art & Craft Fair Lucan 2020

Open call for artists and crafters to participate in this year’s “People’s Art & Craft Fair”, Saturday April 4th- Sunday April 5th.

The venue is Church of Ireland Parish Centre & St Andrew’s Church, Main Street, Lucan.

The fee for the weekend for artists is €45 per stand and €45 per 6ft table for crafters.

Please contact us at for a booking form as soon as possible as places will fill up quickly and we have limited space.
We look forward to hearing from you.


Lucan St. Patrick’s Day Parade

For entry form for this year’s parade, please see the hardcopy of Lucan Newsletter, or contact or Mary Meehan 174 Arthur Griffith Park, Lucan. Mobile: 085 7374645.


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.

March Sol Event: Guided Tour Of Castletown House, Including Visit To Archives
Saturday 7th March 15.00 – 16.30 – local charge of 5 euro per person
Book Your Ticket Here:

All details of start & finish locations etc., are in the Eventbrite booking. Again, a waiting list will be in operation, so you let us know if you need to cancel your ticket, please. Email if you need our assistance with this.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Committee: Helen Farrell (chair), Elaine Hurley, Billy Sines, Darren Tully, Paul Butler and Jonathan Cully.
Contact us:


LYF Committee Members

Past and Present
Get-together drinks in Kennys, on Friday 28th February at 8pm.


Mother and Toddler Group

10.30am to 12 noon
in St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Lucan


Morning Soirées

in St Mary’s Parish Centre
Soirees are Free, there is no charge

Mondays 10:30am - 11:30am, French conversation. Tea and Coffee for like minded people who want to engage in conversation en français
Whether you know the basics or you are advanced, all our welcome to join in and take part in our morning of parler français

Wednesdays 10:30am - 11:30am, Irish conversation. Tea and coffee for like minded people who want to engage in conversation as gaeilge. All are welcome to join in for a cupán tae and cúpla focail.

Thursdays 10:30am - 11:30am Genealogy. Are you interested in finding your heritage? We will put you on the right path to finding your family’s past and tracing your roots over a cup of tea or coffee. Everyone is welcome.

Fridays 10:30am - 11:30am Photography. Whether you are experienced or just like taking photos bring along your camera and get tips on how to capture the perfect image, while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.


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.


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:


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.




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


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.