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17 January 2021
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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Articles without such will not be published.



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:


Lucan Newsletter Update

Due to present restrictions, we will publish online only until the end of January, and review the situation then.
To view the weekly issue in pdf format, scroll down to ‘Archive’, and click on the date


Lucan Library

For information on events in Lucan and South Dublin Libraries, see our ‘Archive’ edition in PDF format. Scroll down to ‘Archive’, and click on the date


Lucan Goal Mile

Many thanks to everyone who supported this year’s Virtual Mile. To those who organised ‘social distanced or ‘family group’ miles, or simply made a contribution online.

Special mention to the coaches of Lucan Harriers who organised the ‘SD’ event as part of their Christmas training. Also to the group of members who maintained the tradition of a ‘SD’ event on Christmas morning.

Please forward any outstanding contributions to Goal Looking forward to a packed track this December!!

Gerard Martin 087-2132244


Don’t let Covid restrictions prevent that New Year’s Resolution

Combat those public speaking fears.
Come join Lucan Toastmasters for our club meeting on Thursday 21st January

21st January is our annual OPEN MEETING

All Welcome from 7:45pm on Zoom

Learn how to communicate effectively online in a supportive and fun environment.

Email for your exclusive zoom invitation


St. Mary’s Camera Soirée


It is unfortunate that the Newsletter has had to revert to on- line publication in the current circumstances. However, one benefit of that is that photographs look stunning in the on line edition.




You will recall that last week on the re-introduction of the 5km limit a member of our group wished for some snow to give our photographs a different perspective and that he got his wish when one morning there was a light coating on the ground.


He got his wish a second time when there was a further fall of snow which resulted in a fascinating exchange of photos within the group but unfortunately too late to be put in the hat for publication in last weekend’s newsletter.


Some of them would make beautiful “Victorian” Christmas cards so maybe for next Christmas the group will produce its own cards! Conor’s robin has turned up in photos regularly and at this stage Conor says that the bird is almost eating out of his hand. We might consider making robin an honorary member.

One thing is certain - neither COVID 19 nor the restrictions on movement that have resulted have dampened the enthusiasm of members of the group for their hobby.


Some of them have been up and out at ungodly hours in the recent cold spell to take beautiful shots around the Lucan area. Let them at it - I’m afraid that I have to admit that at these times I am turning over in my nice warm bed for my second sleep! Until the next time stay safe


Lucan Citizens Information Centre

COVID-19 19 has changed the service we offer to the public. Our drop-in service is not currently available, but we are taking phone calls, answering emails, and providing a call back service.

Call us on 0761 07 5090, leave a message with your name and number and we will get an Information Officer to return your call within 2 working days.

Or you can email your query to us at and someone will reply.

Citizens Information Phone Service (CIPS) 0761 07 4000 operates on Monday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm. MABS
The Money Advice and Budgeting Service is the State’s money advice service, guiding people through dealing with problem debt for over twenty years. MABS Clondalkin phone 0761 07 2270 or email

For information following on from the Mother and Baby Homes Report, and for Payments during Covid 19,see our ‘Archive’ edition in PDF format. Scroll down to ‘Archive’, and click on the date


Palmerstown Camera Club

Palmerstown Camera Club welcomes all adults to our Zoom meetings. They take place every Wednesday at 8 pm.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer you will be made very welcome. Palmerstown Camera Club is a very friendly, encouraging and successful photography club.

You can join us on Zoom and start off the New Year, by benefiting and improving your great hobby, right from your own computer.

To get more details please email

See you on Wednesday nights.



J. Kelly Painting Services - No job too big or too small. Free Estimates. All Work Guaranteed.
Phone: 6236612 / 087-2346898.

BER Certificates Domestic & Commercial Assessor. DEC’s, Snag Lists, House Surveys. Compliance Certs.
Phone Niall MIEI C, Eng. 086-2300902. Email:

Architectural Drafting Service - Planning Permission Sought. Drawings for Extensions. Retention Orders / Surveys.
Contact John 01 6060722. Mobile 087-9873876.

Clutter Out! Home Organisation - Attic and garages clear out services. Garden design, landscape and maintenance. Home cleaning. Handyman jobs and more. Local family business.
Call 087-6202989 / 087-2695739.

Greg & Orla Martin – Specialists in Hand Painted / Sprayed Kitchen and Furniture.
Contact: Greg 086-3944272, Orla 086-8804177, Dodsboro Cottages, Lucan.

The Cartridge Expert – Printer cartridge refills. All brands. Big savings.
Drop in or call us on 6219740. 10% discount if you mention Newsletter.

Lucan Window Cleaning - Six-day service. Fully insured. Established over 25 years.
Phone Aidan 086-2468886.

Handyman and Property Maintenance Service – Local tradesman. Insured and registered. Repairs, house and garden, windows cleaned, gutters cleaned and repaired.
Phone: 087-2530106 / 01 6249571.

Window Wizard – Be winter ready! Repairs to PVC windows and doors and draughty windows. Free window health check!
Call Conor 086-1206214.

Matt Smyth Building & Carpentry Services
(1st & 2nd Fix Qualified)
Roof Repairs, Barna Sheds Refelted, Kitchen Repairs, Wardrobes, All General Building & Carpentry.
Tel: 086-1042557





Future Proof Finance – Mortgage Broker Life Assurance/Pensions/Savings/Investments. Lucan County Enterprise Centre.
Contact: Stephen Fallon QFA 086 602 1353 / 01 505 6934.
Future Proof Finance Ltd. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.



Woofters Dog Grooming – Karina Kerrigan. Grooming. Peamount Lane off Lucan Newcastle Road. D22 EA06
Phone: 01-6211855.





Lucan Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic® - Insomnia, Stress etc. VHI / Aviva etc.
Jacqueline McDonnell RGN RPN, Lic.Acu Nanjing. China.
Phone: 6217057.

O’Gradys Hearing Care at Dodsboro Clinic – Add Hearing to your health checklist. Have a Free Hearing Test.
Call 01-8025911. Enjoy Hearing Again.



Keane Minds Montessori School Earlsfort Residents Centre, Lucan. Free 'ECCE' Places – Mon to Fri 9am-12pm.
Ph: Cathy 086-6822449 / Linda 087-9748984, BA Hons Degree in Childcare. Give your child the best start in life.



South Dublin Co. Co. on Dumping

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.