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28 February 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Articles without such will not be published.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 for a further few weeks, and review the situation then.
To view the weekly issue in pdf format, scroll down to ‘Archive’, and click on the date


Housing advice and supports for renters in Lucan

Under 'normal' circumstances the doors to Threshold's Dublin office would be open to anyone needing advice and support when experiencing difficulties.

However, with Level 5 restrictions remaining in place, Threshold would like to remind anyone renting in Lucan and surrounding areas, that if you are experiencing difficulties in renting your home, Threshold continues to provide free, independent, and confidential advice and support to individuals and families via our new webchat service available on our website - or our freephone helpline which is 1800 454 454.

If you have a query about rent increases, arrears, standards and repairs or ending a tenancy, contact Threshold for advice and support.

Threshold’s webchat operates Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5pm via

Threshold’s freephone helpline remains available Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm at 1800 454 454.


Liffey Sound 96.4FM Takeover Thursdays!

We are inviting you to submit a 55 minute playlist of your favourite tunes to Liffey Sound. A playlist will be chosen every week and broadcast on Thursdays at 4pm.The first broadcast was last Thursday and featured Ina Lorber's playlist. All you have to do is pick your best list and submit it to It will give you a taste of what it's like to hear your chosen tunes on the radio, and then you might consider volunteering with us in the future.

Best of luck!
Stay safe & well, the Liffey Sound team. or catch up on Facebook

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


St. Mary’s Camera Soirée

So we are locked down until early April, at least! Despite being limited to a 5km radius members of the group continue to prove that there are still some beautiful and original photos to be taken around Lucan.


One photo that appealed to me especially was taken by Irene. Her photo of a misty river with a person in red on the bank reminds me of the paintings by the British artist Thomas Gainesboro (1727 – 1788). Bird wildlife continues to feature strongly in our photos.


You would think from the apparent ability of our photographers to get close in some of the photos taken that lockdown has affected our birds and that they are lee afraid of us humans. To be honest some of the photos may have been taken with zoom lenses!


The weekly on-line meeting of members of the group is proving very popular. As I said after the first online meeting it is turning out to be a reasonably satisfactory substitute for our meetings in the bungalow and the participating members are enjoying chatting to each other digitally face to face and viewing each other’s photos on screens larger than those of our mobile phones.


Anna has been going around Lucan photographing the art work that has appeared on many communications boxes dotted around the place and that brightens our environment. Next week we’ll show a number of these and you can see if you can identify their locations.

Until next week stay safe!


Palmerstown Camera Club

Renowned Professional Photographer Presentation
Palmerstown Camera Club invites all adults to our monthly Wednesday meetings. Our next meeting is using Zoom on Wednesday the 3rd March 2021 at 8.00pm.

Marek Biegalski will be presenting and he is a renowned professional photographer. He specialises in landscape, travel and nature photography. Marek has won many awards and his work has been published in magazines including National Geographic.

For more information and a link to Palmerstown Camera Club Zoom meetings please contact

See you on Wednesday.


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

Online safety
The internet and our computers, smartphones and other devices are crucial to our way of life. Although the internet has many benefits, it also has some risks. Online safety is essential for both children and adults.

How to keep your child safe online
If your child spends time online, you should understand the risks that could put them in danger.
Online dangers include:
Loss of privacy: Sharing information in public that should be kept private (after information is posted online, it is outside your child’s control).

Inappropriate content: Adult material, hate speech, violence, dangerous dares or challenges

Cyberbullying: Bullying in the form of abusive and threatening texts or emails, messages on social media and chat rooms, or the posting of photos or video clips

Online grooming: Individuals targeting children through sexual coercion or extortion, usually on social media or gaming platforms.

The most important thing is to communicate with your children about what they are doing online. Familiarise yourself with the apps and websites they are using.

Talk to your child about the important features and settings they can use, including:
How to adjust the security and privacy settings.
How to block or unfriend someone.
How to delete their own profile and account.
How to deal with inappropriate content (such as: turn off the screen, use the back button, tell a trusted adult, or report the content to the website or app where they found it).

There are also practical ways to safeguard your child online.
These include using:
Parental controls: Allowing you to manage your children’s use of online services and devices.

Filters: Restricting access to specific content by using services such as SafeSearch on search engines.

Time tracker tools: Keeping track of your child’s social media use through tools available on social media apps.

Learning about the internet is the best way for you to protect your child from online dangers.
You can get lots of information and advice on online safety at:

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC): Has information on its parenting hub about online safety and children’s exposure to inappropriate content

The Children’s Rights Alliance: published A Guide to Children's European Rights to Online Privacy and Safety

CyberSafeIreland: Works to educate children, parents and teachers in online safety and has a dedicated advice page for parents Gives you access to expert advice, information on the latest apps and social networks, and a how-to guide on setting up parental controls – on its parents’ hub Provides safety advice for parents and children using the internet

National Parents Council Primary (NPC Primary): Has a helpline for parents on internet safety issues and also provides online and face-to-face training courses

Safer Internet Day (SID): Is an EU-wide initiative to promote safer internet use for all, and is promoted in Ireland by PDST Technology in Education and Webwise Provides information on online privacy, safety and security – enter ‘online safety’ in its search box

How to protect yourself online
Adults should also be aware of potential threats and take measures to stay safe online. Cybercrime is increasingly common and comes in many different forms, so it is important to protect yourself.

More information is available on



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

AL Landscapes – All kinds of trees expertly felled, pruned and removed. Roots destroyed. Roll on lawns. All types of trees shaped, topped and pruned. Garden rotivated, shaped and designed. Overgrown gardens restored. Mulch or top soil provided. Flower beds. Gravel supplied (choice of colours). Hedges trimmed and shrubs reshaped. All rubbish removed.
For a prompt response contact Andy: Office 01 6991158 (Mobile) 087-9904660 (9am-5pm).





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.

Reliable Person Available – Pick up/drop off, St. Andrew’s / St. Mary’s NS. Phone: 086-3157402.



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.