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4 December, 2022
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Esker Active Retirement Association

The Two Sides to our Club We started our club in 2016 and since then we have lost six wonderful members to date. On this last day of November, we remember them. Philip, Jim, Vincent, Marguerite, Therese and most recently Tom. Each one of these members added something different to our club and are truly missed. That is the sad side of our club. On the happier side, we enjoyed a wonderful day out recently in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel in Athlone. We had a lovely meal, we were entertained by musicians and a brilliant Comedian who had us in stitches, then we danced the evening away till our coach driver took us all home again. Our next night out is already planned as is our Christmas party. So, we understand life, we all know it’s very short and we’re making the most of our time here. Till next time, take care everyone and be kind to all. Marian Egan 0861269043


Sarsfield Park Residents Assoc.

Our Christmas draw for residents association will take place in Kenny’s back lounge on Monday 5th December at 8pm you are welcome to join us. We would like to wish all our residents a peaceful and happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.


Liffey Sound 96.4fm - Lucan in 50 Objects!

We are looking for contributors for a future radio series, do you have any objects in your house that have a Lucan relevance?

For example, an old map of Lucan, a letter written to you by an ancestor, a photo, anything at all really, as long as it has some connection to Lucan!

If you do, Please contact Mairéad by email at for more details. or catch up on Facebook
Liffey Sound 96.4FM - Lucan's Community Radio Station!


Lucan ICA

Monday 5th December: Our Craft Group meet as usual 10am to 12.30pm. All will be busy putting the finishing touches to their Christmas projects. Lovely work being done, Ladies!
Tea Hostesses: Anne Beales and Mary Skelly.

If any ladies wish to display their crafts at the Lucan Library on 10th December (Saturday), please bring them in on Monday next 5th December. We will look after them.


Lucan Senior Citizens

Wed. 7th Dec: Social Morning and our Christmas Lunch in the Spa Hotel 10.30 – 2.30.


Anam Cara South Dublin

Anam Cara South Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it's monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 12th 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.






Christmas Cards for Sale

At St Mary’s Parish Centre
in aid of
Peter McVerry Trust
Assorted designs, pack of 10 - €5

In aid of
Pack of 12 for €5
12 Brand new designs
Available from 191 Beech Park
and St. Mary's Parish Centre
or Phone Niamh 0870666891


Lucan Active Retirement Assoc.

Venue - St Andrew's Parish Centre, Main Street, Lucan on Thursdays from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.

We play cards, bowls and Scrabble or you can just have a chat. Refreshments are served at 1pm approx. New members are welcome.

At last week's meeting we observed a minute's silence to mark the passing of our former member Tom Mc Donald, RIP, may he rest in peace.

We are having our Christmas party in St Andrew's on Thursday 15th December at 11.30 am and our drama group and choir are busy rehearsing for this event.


Lucan Tidy Towns

Christmas came early to Lucan Tidy Towns last weekend. While two of our stalwart volunteers were busy planting winter pansies on the Lucan road, a local man came by and made a very generous donation. We want to thank him for his generosity through the newsletter.

As we head into December, we are taking a break from our outdoor work until the new year. Meanwhile, we are planning for the year ahead.

We are focussing on two areas which were specifically negatively commented on in this year's tidy towns adjudication report. Lucan bridge clearly needs a makeover. Also, the 4 telephone kiosks in the village are redundant and an eyesore. We wrote to our local representatives to see if they could assist us in addressing these issues.

We learned that South Dublin Co Co have committed to having the bridge cleaned, vegetation removed and the balustrades painted in 2023. Secondly, we have been advised that Eir have commenced a programme of removal/replacement of telephone kiosks and possible installation of electric vehicle chargers at sites around the country. We understand that SDCC are aware and discussions will be taking place to advance this locally. We want to express our thanks to Deputy Eoin Ó Broin TD for his help around these issues.

Kevin O'Loughlin




Recovery Meeting Reopened

Do you have?
Anxiety, Panic, Anger, Depression
Recovery Self -Help Method Ireland CAN HELP YOU!
Local Meeting: St Marys Parish Centre Lucan, Thursday 7.30 p.m.
Tel: 00353 062 60 775


Celbridge Mill Community Centre

The Mill, Main Street Celbridge
Facebook “The Mill Community Centre” Phone 01 6288556

Kildare Sports Partnership / Arthritis Ireland Morning and Evening Classes for all.
Subsidised classes
Activator Poles class Mondays 11am
Body Mind Dance Tuesdays 7pm
Moving for Life Wednesdays 10am
Arthritis Chair Class Wednesdays 11.30
Buggy Buddies/ Mother and Baby Class Fri 11am

Voices of Spring Choir Wed 11am – People living with dementia, carers, older people with other health concerns or who are living in isolation/in need of social outlets.


St. Mary’s Camera Soirée

The 10th exhibition of photographs is well and truly over although it is still possible to view the exhibition on line. This week the members of the soiree took possession of the calendar for 2023, another beautiful production. The quality of the group’s work was commented upon by the firm engaged to produce the calendar.




Michael G has returned from two weeks in Rome and has submitted photos of St. Peter’s Square and the Castel Sant’Angelo. The city looks uncomfortably busy with tourists which is surprising for this time of year. Crowds like this beg the question as to whether our beautiful European cities, including our own, have in practice become theme parks for tourists rather than remaining as places to live for the citizens. Castel Sant’Angelo was originally commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family in AD 123 – 139 and was later used as a fortress and castle by the Popes. Today it is a museum. Of course, opera lovers will know that the final Act of the opera “Tosca” by Puccini is set in the castle.


Donal was down in Dublin Port and submitted photos of the “new” skyline consequent on the redevelopment of the port.


Paddy was in the grounds of Carton House and Conor captured a windy day in Howth.


Until next week stay safe!


Mother & Toddler Group

Thursdays in St. Mary’s Parish Centre, from 9.30am to 11.30am.



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.


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
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


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Collins Butchers, Main Street
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Texaco Service Station

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St. Mary’s Church, Lucan
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