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21 January 2018
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Articles without such will not be published.


Men’s Shed Lucan

Men's Shed Lucan will hold their next monthly open meeting on Thursday, February 8th.

We meet in the Seminar room at Lucan library, 6.30 to 7.30pm. All shedders and interested parties are cordially invited to attend.

As always, we respectfully urge all members and interested parties to contribute as best they can as we work to obtain our own premises.


People’s Art Fair Lucan 2018

Open call for artists and crafters to participate in this year’s
“People’s Art Fair”
Saturday March 24th- 25th

The venue is Church of Ireland Parish Centre & St Andrew’s Church , Main Street, Lucan.

The fee to enter for artists is €40 per stand and 10% commission on sales of Art & prints, and €40 per 6ft table for crafters.

Please contact us at: for a booking form as soon as possible as places will fill up quickly and we have limited space.
We look forward to hearing from you


Lucan Active Retirement Assoc.

Whist Results 16 January 2018
1st Theresa Mc Donnell
2nd Marguerite Cunningham
3rd Billy Doyle

Congratulations to Maureen who won a v.i.p ticket to Fairyhouse Races for New year's Day presented to the club in Recognition for our attendance throughout the year it was a great prize included free entry race card and a 4 court dinner great day.

We are taking names for our Spring Break in Yeats Country House Hotel in Sligo in April, theme of weekend is yet to be decided. Our line dancing classes are starting again in February. New members welcome.


Note for Genealogy Soirée attendees

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had plenty of opportunities to discuss family history over the Christmas break.

Just to confirm that the Genealogy sessions will resume on Thursday 1st February 2018 at 10.30 am.
Mary (Jackson)


Lucan Senior Citizens

Our group has re-opened at St Mary's Parish Centre, Lucan from 10.30am to 12.30pm each Wednesday. New members always welcome.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade Lucan 2018

Entry Form
Name of Group: …………………………………………………………………….
Address: …………………………………………………………………………….
Phone: ………………......................
Float: …… Walkers:

Please Return Completed Forms to any of the following
Mary Meehan , 174 Arthur Griffith Park, Lucan. Ph: 6281917 / 085-7374645
Barbara Cummins, 180 Arthur Griffith Pk, Lucan. Ph: 5210715 / 086-2861692
Peter Brady, 43 Dodsboro, Lucan. Ph: 6241230 / 087-6345244
Or Email:

Closing Date for Entries is Friday 23rd February 2018


Hall available to Rent

in St Andrew's School, Lucan
at the following times:
Thursday evenings from 7pm
Friday evenings from 5pm
Saturday Afternoons from 2pm
All day Sunday

Contact: 01-6280975


Leisure Art Group

Meets every Tuesday in Muintir na Tire Town Hall at 7.30pm.
…. to paint, chat and have a cuppa.
All welcome.
Friendly group.
N. Molloy Mob. 087 2512775


Free Dietitian Led XPERT Course for Type 2 Diabetes in Ballyfermot Library

A free 6 week course to help you manage your Type 2 Diabetes. This is an award winning education course delivered by the HSE Community Dietitian.

Starting Wednesday 31st January 10.00am – 12.30 and every Wednesday up to and including the 7th March in Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Kylemore Dublin 10.

Places are limited and you must register to attend.

Call Michelle Carey, Senior HSE Community Diabetes Dietitian on 076 6958080.


Would you like to join a free course in Digital Skills in Lucan?

The not-for-profit organisation, Third Age is starting new classes in the next few weeks geared to people aged 45 and over, those with a disability or currently unemployed. Classes may be of particular interest to a local retirement group.

The free training course is a 10-hour programme over five weeks, two hours per week, up to 10 participants per course. It covers introduction to the Internet, Internet security and safety, email, search engines and websites, accessing online government services, conducting everyday transactions, online banking, online voice and video calls and use of apps.

If you would like to register your interest, phone Third Age on 046-9557766, email, or log on to


Lucan’s Operation Transformation

Follows RTE’s Operation Transformation

In sponsorship with Supervalu Lucan & Finnstown Castle Hotel.
Join us on every Monday evening for weekly weigh-ins @ 6.30 (walks starting 7pm.)
Venue: Weston Hockey/Lucan Harriers Clubhouse, Newcastle Road (opposite Supervalu) Refreshments to help us get on our way.
Bring along yourself, family and friends.
Prize for the biggest loser (in weight)
Check Facebook/website for details


Lucan Citizens Information Centre

Ballyowen Castle Community Centre, Lucan
Ph. 0761 07 5090, Fax. 01 6217930

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 4 pm each day, closed for lunch 1 pm to 2 pm.

Citizens Information Phone Service (CIPS) 0761 07 4000 – opening hours 9 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday.

Free Legal Advice Clinic (FLAC) on Thursday nights from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. FLAC telephone and referral line 1890 350250.

MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service) helpline and MABS Mortgage Arrears Information Helpline are both on the same number 0761 07 2000 from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday.


Celbridge Mill Community Centre

Main Street Celbridge. Phone 01 6288556

Free Career Skills Programme commences 23rd Jan – with Modules – Health Food Made Easy, Manual handling, QQI Level 3 career preparation, & First Aid. Organised by Kildare Leader – Contact Breda 086 7916933

“First Light” –supporting suddenly bereaved Parents & Families of Teenagers– will host monthly meetings at our Centre. 7-9pm. Phone Margaret at 01 8732711

Community Choir Practise is now on Wed Mornings – 11am-1pm .Ideal for people living with dementia and their carers. Contact Ann Harris – 087 6057264

Over 50s, 60s, 70s Walking Indoor soccer Tuesday nights at 7pm.


Annual Fundraising Night

An Unforgettable Evening filled with performances by the World’s Best Salsa & Ballroom Dancers, a top class Live Orchestra & Singer, fantastic food, prizes to be won & social dancing for everyone!

Saturday 10th February at the historic Barberstown Castle Hotel, Straffan, Co. Kildare

Tickets: €40 Online - €50 at the door
Contact: 089-4957028


Palmerstown Tea Dance

Palmerstown Community and Youth Centre (beside Supervalu)
End of every month on a Sunday from 3-6pm
More information: 01 6166981
January 28th 2018 – Chris Dallat


Peace of Mind…

If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, tension, anxiety, mood disorders, anger, fear, sleeplessness, helplessness or hopelessness you are not alone. If so we have a way out for you.

Recovery Self-help Ireland is a support group for anyone who wants to re-gain peace of mind and reduce suffering. The members demonstrate a method by which they deal with the trivialities of everyday life without feeling overwhelmed by them. It gives you tools which empower you to overcome these problems.

Why not come along to our next meeting and try the method out. You can bring a friend.

Every Friday at 8.00p.m in Room 4
St Mary’s Parish Centre, Lucan R.C. Church.


Mother and Toddler Group

The Group meet every Thursday in St Mary’s Parish Centre from 10.30 to 12 noon
Dads, Grans, Grandads, Minders are all welcome.
Contact Yvonne 087 6361473


Lucan Methodist Church Parent and Toddler Group

Tuesday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Thursday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Friday: 9.30am to 11.30am
Grandparents, childminders all welcome.


Lucan Social Club

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland invites you to our Social Club
In St Mary's Parish Centre, Lucan
Wednesday mornings 10.30 am-12.30 am

Our Social Club is a place where a person with Dementia can come with a family member/carer to enjoy a cup of Tea/Coffee and biscuits over an informal friendly chat.

The Society have been running these Social Clubs for many years now and they are proven to be of huge value to both Client and Carer.

Come along and see for yourself......Meet others in similar situations to you, get advice from experienced staff and relax in a friendly, safe welcoming surrounding.

For any further information contact:
Adrienne Mc Avinue.... office.... 01 862 5706 ext 2. Mobile.... 086 838 1215


The Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Volunteer driver Service’ is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers from all over North and West Dublin to pick local patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home.
The service is free to the patient and all drivers’ expenses are paid.
Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email


Age Actions Care and Repair Programme

Are you 60+ years of age? Have you a small repair job which you would like to have done for you? The Care and Repair programme (run by Age Action Ireland) uses a pool of trustworthy volunteers and handypersons to carry out minor repairs for older people. All volunteers are vetted and carry official Care and Repair identification cards. The service is free; you only pay for the materials used. For your bigger jobs, we maintain a register of reliable and honest tradespersons.. You can arrange to have a job done for you by phoning the Age Action Care and Repair number which is 01-4756989.


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Senior Help Line

Do you need someone to talk to?
Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444.
Senior help Line is open from 10am, 365 days a year.