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29 November 2020
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LUCAN NEWSLETTER

PLEASE NOTE:
We are NOT operating from the Newsletter Office at the moment, 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 any of the following:
marylucannewsletter@gmail.com
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Lucan Festival – Christmas Lights

Following enquiries we are delighted to announce that the Christmas Lights will once again be switched on despite the Covid pandemic.

Date should be early December but due to the virus there will not be any gathering/ entertainment this year.

Hopefully we will have a Festival next year.

Joe Byrne, Chairman

 

St. Mary’s Camera Soirée

Birdie

Last week I reported that a casualty caused by COVID19 was that this year the group would be unable to produce its calendar. Well I should have kept my big mouth shut because my comment was picked up by one of the members and now there is a grim determination in the group not to let COVID19 get the better of us on this issue. Each member of the group is currently selecting a photograph from the recent virtual exhibition, which was another victory over COVID, with a view to producing a calendar for 2021.

Birdie

As you can see from this week’s selection of photos the members of the group are still capturing the last of the Autumn colours which, when you think about it, is very strange as we are now at the beginning of December! Let us hope that by Christmas as a consequence of global warming they are not capturing spring flowers that shouldn’t be popping their heads above group for another two to three months.

Birdie

On a brighter note by the time you are reading this the group will hopefully be on the verge of having greater freedom to go further afield with their cameras. Until the next time stay safe.

 

Lucan Lions Club

SuperValu Lucan: Customers will be offered the opportunity to top up your bill by €2 in SuperValu Lucan over the next few weeks, to support Lucan Lions Club. Please avail of this if you can.as all funds collected will be allocated to worthy local causes over the Christmas period. As always, we are grateful to SuperValu for their ongoing support for Lucan Lions Club.

Christmas Community Spirit: Lucan Lions Club are delighted to support this local initiative organised by Debi Nevin to help residents in our 3 local nursing homes over Christmas. Debi has generated great support for this cause and even "talked to Joe". Well done to Debi for this wonderful idea and any gifts can be dropped off at Lucan Garda Station.

We will keep you updated on our Christmas activities.

 

Lucan Christmas Community Spirit

Let’s spread a little joy this Christmas!

This year has been extremely hard on everyone in our community but especially our elderly. Debi Nevin from Lucan has decided to do something extra special this year and needs our help.

Debi’s mum Joan is a resident of one of our local nursing homes. Joan has lost many of her dear friends to covid and hasn’t been able to spend time with friends and family. Now like many more Joan may not be able to spend Christmas at home.

So let’s spread a little joy.

We are calling on our local schoolchildren to write cards or letters to brighten up their Christmas.

We are also asking for gift donations, to give everyone in our three local nursing homes a little present to let them know we are thinking of them and how special they are to us.

Gifts and cards can be dropped to Lucan Garda Station or anyone who wishes to donate can also email noreen.c.barrett@garda.ie and items can be collected.

Santa will make a special delivery the week before Christmas, so we would ask that donations be dropped by the 12th of December.

Thank you to everyone in advance. Gifts may include: Chocolates, Sweets, Toiletry Sets, Perfumes, Soaps, Socks, Scarfs, Blankets, Books, Arts and Crafts, Stationery, Knitting Supplies, Puzzles Jigsaws, Magazines, Costume Jewellery, Hair Brushes etc.

We would ask that all gifts be unwrapped and in a gift bag. All items will be sanitised and quarantined for the required time.

Official committee members canvassing for gifts are Debi Nevin & Anne Rogers

 

Christmas Cards

Christmas Mass Bouquet and Christmas Novena Mass Cards are available from St Mary’s Parish Centre.

Also available Charity Pack of cards in aid of Peter McVerry Trust and Nagarhope.

All will be on sale from 23rd November in the Parish Centre.
Opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am - 12.30pm.
Please ring door bell.

 

Palmerstown Camera Club

The Club invites all adults to our friendly, educational and entertaining club meetings on Wednesday nights. We normally meet in the Palmerstown Parish Centre but due to Covid-19 restrictions we currently use Zoom to run our meetings so it will be easy for you to attend.

Our club members range from Learners to Advanced and there is opportunity for everyone to participate. To visit, free of charge, for one or two meetings, and to see how you can benefit contact pccmemberssecre09@gmail.com for more information and for the Zoom link.

See you on Wednesday nights.

 

Lucan Newsletter Sales Outlets

Lucan Village Collins Butchers, Main Street
Lynchs / Centra

Ballyowen / Ballydowd area
Texaco Service Station
Eurospar

Esker area
Spar Finnstown

Dodsboro area
Spar Dodsboro
Maxol Service Station

Churches
St. Mary’s Church, Lucan

 

Lucan Citizens Information Centre

www.citizensinformation.ie

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can find comprehensive integrated information online at citizensinformation.ie/covid19/ and you can get daily updates on what’s changed on Twitter at @citizensinfo. You can also get information and advice from: The Citizens Information Phone Service: Call 0761 07 4000, Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm.

Our national call back service: Visit citizensinformation.ie/callback to request a phone call from an information officer. A limited number of appointments are being made in Citizens Information Centres offices where social distancing can be facilitated.

The CIC office is closed for personal callers until further notice

NB: Please note the following change to our email address
People can ring 0761 07 5000 and leave a message, and someone will return their call, or they can email dscis@citinfo.ie and someone will reply to their email.

MABS the Money Advice and budgeting Service
If you’re behind in your mortgage payments, you may be worried about losing your home.
Talk to your lender. If you can’t - talk to MABS.
MABS now has a dedicated confidential, free, and independent mortgage arrears service.
MABS is a one-stop-shop for mortgage debt advice and referral.
No matter what your situation is, MABS will help you work out the next steps.

Take control of what happens next.
Call MABS today on 0761 07 2000 for independent information, advice and referral.

 

South Dublin Co. Co. on Dumping

Household Waste Collection Services are operating and Civic Amenity sites are open.

If you witness dumping contact 014149000/wasteregulation@sdublincoco.ie

 

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.