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3 December 2023
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Lucan Lions Club

We will be engaged in a series of activities in SuperValu Lucan in the run up to Christmas. We are most grateful to SuperValu manager Ger Joyce and his colleagues for allowing us such a strong presence in the store.

Our activities will include
The Food Trolley for our Annual Christmas Food Appeal will operate from this weekend. All non-perishable food donations will be greatly appreciated and will be distributed to worthy causes by the Club.

A €2 customer donation option will operate at the tills and will also commence this weekend. We would be grateful for your support for this initiative.

Monster Christmas Raffle. Tickets for this raffle will be on sale from Lions Club members in the store from 15 to 17 December with the hamper prizes (4 x €100 and 2x €50) kindly donated by SuperValu. The draw will take place in the store on 17 December.

We look forward to the support from SuperValu customers over this busy period. The proceeds from these in store activities will be distributed to those less well off in the Lucan Community so as to enhance their quality of life over the Christmas period.

Mattie McCabe, PRO




Lucan Senior Citizens

On Wednesday 29th November, we had our annual Christmas Floral Demonstration with Margaret Murphy who delighted us with her clever and artistic ideas for decorating our homes, and gift ideas.


Congratulations to all our lucky winners. Thank you to our hardworking committee who helped to make this occasion a great success.


Wed 6th Dec: Social Morning and Christmas lunch in the Spa Hotel 10.30 – 2.30.


Lucan ICA

Monday 4th December:
Craft morning continuing 10 am to 12-30.
The ladies are finishing up their knitting and crochet garments for Christmas presents.
Tea hostesses for 4th December are Anne Beales and Ann Byrne.

On Tuesday 5th December we are off to An Grianan for Christmas one day demonstrations in the Cookery school, Card making, Upcycling and Holly wreath-making.
Tea and scones on arrival at 10am, class begins at 10-30am. Lunch at 1pm
Christmas dinner at 5-30 with the Termonfeckin choir to entertain all the ICA ladies.
Bus picks up in Woodies 8-45am on Tuesday.





Lucan Active Retirement Association

We meet in St Andrew's Parish Centre, Main Street, Lucan, on Thursdays at 11.30am. New members always welcome, come and join us in a friendly atmosphere and meet new friends. No charge for your first meeting.

Lots of activities to enjoy. Bowls, scrabble, cards, drama and choir. Coffee break at 1pm. Organised trips in Ireland and abroad.


Anam Cara

Anam Cara South Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it's monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 4th December at 7:15pm in the Maldron Hotel, Whitestown Way, Tallaght.
This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.




NAGARHOPE - Christmas Cards for Sale

€5 for Pack of 10
Available from 191 Beech Park
Also available from the Parish Office.
Or contact 087-0666891




Irish Conversation in the Coffee Dock, in the St Mary’s Parish Centre

Wednesdays 10.30am to 11.30am.
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.


Minder & Toddler Group

The group meet on
from 9.30am to 11.30

in St. Mary's Parish Centre
All Welcome


St. Mary’s Camera Soirée

As my late father always said immediately after he had swallowed the last mouthful of his Christmas dinner – “well it’s all over until next year”. The exhibition was a great success and the huge support of all who came to see it in the parish centre over last weekend was much appreciated. Thanks to Fr. Philip, Fr. Ubaldo and Fr. Samuel for promoting it and to our friends in St. Andrews for supplying the frames.












The number of viewers to our YouTube channel to date has been very satisfactory with hits from as far away as Australia. This week the editor of the newsletter is publishing a random selection of photos from the exhibition.


Lucan Citizens Information Centre

Our telephone number is 0818 07 5090

Our office is located in the Ballyowen Castle Youth and Community Centre, Ballyowen, Lucan

Opening hours:
Walk-ins to see an Information Officer

Tuesday: 10am - 12pm and 2pm to 4 pm
Wednesday: None
Thursday: 10am – 12pm and 2pm to 4 pm

Reception open*
Tuesday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
We are closed on Mondays and Fridays.

Citizens Information Phone Service (CIPS) is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 8pm on 0818 07 4000

MABS – the Money Advice and Budgeting Service is the State's money advice service, guiding people through dealing with problem debt for over 20 years. MABS phone service is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm on 0818 07 2000


Age Action for all Older People

Age Action are offering five hours tutoring, remotely, to anyone who needs support using their smartphone, tablet or laptop. Covering topics like how to set up an email, how to download an app, how to use video calling to see your loved ones etc.

For more information, please call 01 4756989 or email



Older people need your support!
ALONE is recruiting volunteers to provide companionship and support through their Telephone Support & Befriending service for older people.

ALONE asks that interested volunteers commit to one set shift of 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Visit for more information.


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