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24 June 2018
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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Articles without such will not be published.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 ANNUAL BLOCK ADS

Renewal Notices have been issued for our permanent Block Ads. (pages 8 and 13)
The deadline for renewal is Thursday 12th July 2018

Thank you to those who have replied already



Tickets on sale this Sat 23rd June and every Sat from 11am to 2pm in Supervalu Lucan just outside Kays Kitchen.
Tickets can also be obtained from


Ataxia Foundation Ireland - A.F.I fundraising

Will take place Saturday 30th June in Abbeyshrule
John Kelleher, Beech Park
will be jumping from the Sky at A.F.I.
Any donations will be appreciated.
My unique code is S4C6334 Skydive 4 online.
Thank You


St. Vincent de Paul

require a Flat-screen TV suitable for playing games.
Please contact 086-3843206.
Many thanks.




Lucan Active Retirement Assoc.

Whist Results
5th June:
1st Robin Adamson
2nd Joyce Fallon

12th June:
1st Marguerite Cunningham
2nd Niall Marron Joe Kinsella

19th June:
1st Marguerite Cunningham
2nd Billy Doyle
3rd Robin Adamson and Lil Kinsella

Our Day Trip to Glendalough Powerscourt and Mount Usher Gardens is on 5th July pick-up times the Lay-by 10-15 am and Springfield Hotel 10-30 am.

Next Thursday 28th June we are having our Party 11-30 and Club will close for Summer Break and Reopen on 6th September.


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

Liffey Sound broadcast live from Lucan Toastmasters Awards night in the Springfield hotel in Leixlip last Thursday. Thank you for inviting us and Congratulations to all involved.

Liffey Sound 96.4FM is always welcoming feedback in order to better service our community. Therefore, we have launched a new survey to give us an overview of who listens (or doesn't), what type of programming you want to hear and how we can improve in general. Feedback is anonymous and confidential, and all feedback, positive or negative is welcome. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The link to the survey is on our Facebook page and our website. or catch up on Facebook

Liffey Sound 96.4FM- Lucan's Community radio station!


Lucan ICA

Tues 26th June: Craft Morning 10am – 12.30. This will be our last craft morning before the holidays.

Wed 27th June: Party Night 8pm. Come along and enjoy a night of fun and food.

Wear your best bib and tucker - Prizes for best dressed ladies! This will be our final night of I.C.A. activities in the Bungalow before our summer holidays but we will meet up in Kays Cafe at Supervalu every Tuesday at 11am just for coffee and chat.

The President wishes all members a very pleasant holiday. See you all in September


Esker Active Retirement Association

Hi all. Well we are just back from an absolutely wonderful trip to Cornwall where we spent a week viewing the most beautiful scenery in glorious sunshine. We made many new friends and again we partied a lot. Not as late as we would in Ireland mind you as they close things down in England quite early really. Some of us had our first Bingo lesson (didn’t we Emily) lol, the comedian was very funny and the singing and dancing was great. Anne, I didn’t know you could dance as well as play the piano and sing!! Our new technical advisor, Sean, was taking photos and showing everyone how to use their new mobile phones (you had to be there lol).

Today we had our end of year party followed by our AGM. Big, big crowd at the party and it was really good. Food and drink went down very well. Great to see everyone looking so happy and enjoying each other’s company.

Upcoming Events: Hilda has confirmed our Autumn trip for Mon 15th October for three nights B&B & evening meal with coach from Lucan in the Mt Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal. If its anything like our previous trips, it will be great craic. Forty-eight people booked already so just a few places left.

We are closed now until Wed 12th September for our summer break but members should keep an eye on our WhatsApp Group as we’ll have some day trips organised at short notice during the summer hopefully.

Marian Egan (Club Secretary) 086 1269 043


Summer Recycling

It’s that time of the year again, Recycle IT, a community electrical recycling initiative is contacting you about our Free Summer 2018 recycling collection for community organisations in your area over the coming weeks.

We work in partnership with WEEE Ireland and as are licensed by local authorities to collect in Dublin and surrounding areas. Our aim is to help you recycle once useful electrical, electronic or metal equipment leading to increased material reuse and an improved environment.

Items collected include household or dual purpose home/small office equipment e.g. monitors, batteries, TVs, laptops, computers, servers, photocopiers, phones, toys or white goods and small kitchen appliances, really any items with a plug or battery (including batteries) We are also licensed to accept and recycle old metals lockers and cabinets. We can physical destroy Hard Disk Drives upon request.

We are happy to arrange a free collection directly from your organisation. We are also happy to accept items from staff, participants or volunteers.

The free collection service can be booked by emailing or calling 01 4578321.
We can schedule a pickup on a suitable day over the coming weeks.



Looking for paid volunteers for a psychology study
Would you be interested in participating in a short paid psychology study held at TCD? Anyone above the age of 18 and without certain rare medical conditions is able to participate.

The study includes a brief online set of questionnaires and a less than 2 hour in-lab session at TCD, Dublin 2. €20 will be compensated upon its completion, and we also reimburse travelling expenses up to €15 if a travel ticket is provided.

To sign up or for more information, completing a short online consent at http:/ Is all that is needed.


Three Dublin Families and the Great War

Wednesday 22nd August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
David Power, who has created four exhibitions for South Dublin Libraries since 2014, will tell the stories of three Dublin families, two from Tallaght and one from the city centre, who lost family members in the Great War.

Booking now open
Contact the library on 01-6216422.
Email: or call in.


Stop Food Waste – Save Money and your Environment

Top Tips - Week 6 What are the Main Foods you Waste
Serve Food in Serving Bowls to reduce Waste.
Measure out portion sizes.
Make Meals using leftovers.

Do a Fridge and Freezer “Clear Out” and plan meals around these ingredients.

(Courtesy Lucan Tidy Towns)


Palmerstown Camera Club

Palmerstown Camera Club are proud to announce their annual exhibition on the 23rd and 24th of June in the Parish Hall Palmerstown. There will be a wide variety of work on display over 150 prints and projected prints on display. The exhibition will run between 10 am-5pm entrance is free. If you would like to find out more about Palmerstown Camera Club go to our Facebook page Palmerstown Camera Club.

On the 4th of July we will be starting our annual evenings out and about, members of the club will be travelling to different locations to do photography. People who are interested in photography and would like to come with us you are more than welcome and if you need help with your photography you certainly find people willing to help you.

Denis Brazil. PRO


St. Raphael’s Annual Garden Fete

Sunday 1st July
Donations are requested for our Annual Garden Fete on Sunday 1st July. We are looking for donations of clothing, toys, bric a brac, books, small furniture, cd’s and games.

Donations can be dropped to St. Raphael’s in Celbridge each evening from Monday 11th June 7pm to 9pm and on Saturdays 12pm to 5pm.

We appreciate all your donations and the money raised will benefit the lives of the service users. All staff on the day are volunteers.

Many thanks for your support and please join us for a great family day out on Sunday 1st July 1pm to 6pm.


Celbridge Mill Community Centre

The Mill, Main Street Celbridge
Phone 01 6288556

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

Teenage Bereavement Meetings are now on occasionally at our centre.
Phone Margaret 087 602 1598

Soccer Players over 55 wanted for our “Walking Indoor Soccer” which takes place on Tuesdays at 7pm & Thursdays at 12 midday.


Irish Wheelchair Association

Irish Wheelchair Association are holding their National Bag Pack in your local Tesco store on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July.
Can you volunteer just 2 hours? Register to volunteer at or call 046 9072539.


Koins for Kids

If you have any old coin of any kind that needs a new home, please give it to us!! You can drop same into St Mary's Sacristy or St Mary's Parish Office.

We are a small voluntary charity putting all our efforts into the funding of life-saving equipment, an M.R.I. machine, for "The New Children's Hospital" when building is complete.

Damien Douglas, Lucan.
Ph. 087 9519222


A Parish Journey –

the story of St Patrick's Esker Dodsboro Adamstown


This book is on Sale from St Patrick's Parish Office, Price €10
• Monday-Friday 10am - 12 noon
• Saturday-Sunday - After all Masses.< br> Plus the following outlets:< br> Londis Adamstown
St. Mary’s Parish Centre
Lucan Library


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


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.


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.


Mother and Toddler Group

The Group meet every Thursday in St Mary’s Parish Centre from 10.30 to 12 noon
Dads, Grans, Grandads, Minders are all welcome.
Contact Yvonne 087 6361473


Lucan Methodist Church Parent and Toddler Group

Tuesday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Thursday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Friday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Grandparents, childminders all welcome.


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.


Lucan Newsletter Sales Outlets

Lucan Village Lynchs / Centra
Carey’s Newsagents

Ballyowen / Ballydowd area
Penny Hill
Foleys Chemist
Texaco Service Station

Esker area
Spar Finnstown

Dodsboro area
Spar Dodsboro
Maxol Service Station

St. Mary’s Church, Lucan


Senior Help Line

Do you need someone to talk to?
Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444.
Senior help Line is open from 10am, 365 days a year.