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16 September 2018
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Articles without such will not be published.


Closure of Steps

Next weekend 15th and 16th September the steps from St Mary's Church Car Park down to the Chapel Hill will be closed for repair.


Lucan Lions Club

The Lions Club meet on the second Tuesday of each month in Lucan Spa Hotel at 8.30 pm. Now in our 30th year, our mission is to ‘SERVE’ the community. We do this by raising funds and distributing them to local charities. Read more on

On September 28/29 Lucan Lions Club and Lucan Scouts 23rd will be bag packing in Supervalu. Your support will be appreciated.

Table Quiz: Thursday 4th October, please come out and support Lion Joan Dillon who is fundraising for Mellon Educate. Joan is completing her sixth term on the Mellon Educate team. Venue, Kenny’s back lounge on Thursday 4th at 8.30 pm.


Ahmadiyyah Muslim Association 4th Annual 5k Charity Walk

Saturday the 15th of September
Corkagh Park
, St John's Rd entrance, Naas Road, Newlands Cross Dublin 22
Registration @ 10:30
Walk starts @ 11:00am

All proceeds will be distributed between following two charities:
Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke
Kishoge Community College


Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann - Craobh Leamhcáin

Traditional Irish Music Classes
We hope you all enjoyed our performances at the Lucan Festival. We had a great turnout for our registration night last Wed. We still have places left in most classes particularly our pre-instrumental class for junior and senior infants at 6.20pm, whistle flute, bodhrán, harp, guitar and more. Adult classes available too. Please check our website at for more details


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

Sincere "Thank you" to everyone who kindly supported our fundraising church gate collections in St. Mary's church last weekend. 560.62 was received in donations. It is greatly appreciated and all monies go directly to the running of the community radio station.

We have a brand new programme starting on Friday evenings, "Your Ireland music show" presented by Lisa Gorry will be broadcast 5pm-7pm. The programme will feature the best of Irish music.

Our new monthly programme "Kids classical club" which is a fun & interactive introduction to classical music for children will be available on podcast in the coming days. The next programme will be broadcast in October.

Thanks to all the volunteers in Liffey Sound who took part in our coverage of the Lucan festival and well done to the committee for organising another wonderful festival! or catch up on Facebook
Liffey Sound 96.4FM- Lucan's Community Radio Station!


Lucan ICA

Tues 18th Sept: Craft Group meets as usual – various projects on the go.

Wed 19th Sept: This is our Annual Fun Night in aid of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. We will have “Laughing Yoga” with our member Mary Walsh – this should be great gas, please come along and support this wonderful cause, there’s hardly a family in Ireland that hasn’t been touched by cancer.

Mon 24th Sept: Some members will teach Crochet to Transition Year students in St. Joseph’s School 10am – 1 .30pm.

Tues 25th Sept: Dublin Federation Meeting in the Gresham Hotel at 7.30. We request a good attendance of members to attend this meeting as wed, Lucan Guild, are the hosts.


Foster Carer Reviews

A Training Workshop with Bridget McDonagh
We are very pleased to offer IFCA members who are foster carers the opportunity to take part in a training workshop to support you in how you can best participate in foster care reviews. The workshop will provide participants an opportunity to receive information, share experiences, ask questions and learn from each other.

Tickets are €10 per person and will take place on Wednesday 26th September 9:30am – 1pm in the Maldron Hotel Tallaght.

Please visit
or call 01 459 9474 to book your place.


Men’s Shed Lucan

Tuesday 18th September from 11am!
All Lucan shedders or would be shedders are cordially invited to our new shed on Tuesday, September 18th from 11am. Our shed is located at the rear of the Irish Wheelchair Association's premises, on the 12th Lock Road, beside the Maxol garage.

Please come along and see what your shed looks like and to give a hand with sorting it out. It needs quite a bit of TLC so the more hands available the quicker the works will be completed. It would probably be best to wear/bring working clothes and heavy gloves too if you have them. If you have some suitable tools you could also bring them along as at this stage we have zero tools or equipment.

This is a new and exciting chapter for Lucan Men's Shed; now we have a shed of our own and we can prepare and run it as we wish. We will need to fit it out with tools and equipment and it will be the members, not the committee, who will decide what the fit-out should entail and what tools and equipment are our priority. It will also be the members who decide what our projects will be. To get us up and running the committee will make a small number of initial purchases; 2 kettles, plenty of tea & coffee, and some nice biscuits. All future decisions will be made by the members so come along to have a look, have a chat, share your opinions and provide your input.

This is our first meeting and some work is still ongoing so just in case of any hiccup (though not expected) please call Eamon (at 0868178315) or Stephen (at 0872297404) on Tuesday morning to confirm everything is go. Our shed will close at 4pm, Monday - Friday.


Anam Cara Wicklow

Anam Cara Wicklow the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 26th September at 7:00pm in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow . This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to before Tuesday 25th September or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

We’d be very grateful if you could help us raise awareness of this free event for bereaved parents in your community. For more information see or call our Information Line on 085 2888 888.


St Mary’s Mother and Toddler Group

The group starts back on Thursday 20th September , at 10.30am, in St. Mary’s Parish Centre


Morning Soirées in St Mary's Parish

(Soirees are Free, there is no charge)

French conversation - Mondays 10:30am -11:30am. Starting back on Monday 1st October in the Parish Bungalow
Tea and Coffee for like minded people who want to engage in conversation en francais. Whether you know the basics or you are advanced, all are welcome to join in and take part in our morning of parler francais.

Irish Conversation - Wednesdays 10.30am - 11.30 am.
Starting back Wednesday 19th September in Room 4 of the Parish Centre.
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.

Genealogy - Thursdays - 10:30am -11:30am
Starting back Thursday 11th October in the Parish Bungalow.
Are you interested in finding your heritage? We will put you on the right path to finding your family's past and tracing your roots over a cup of tea or coffee.

Photography - Fridays 10.30am - 11.30am
Starting back Friday in the Parish Bungalow
Whether you are experienced or just taking photos bring along your camera and get tips on how to capture the perfect image, while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.

All welcome


CD offer

Eist Professional Recordings Services recorded a number of talks during the World Meeting of families in Dublin’s RDS last August. They now have a World Meeting of Families CD Special Offer. Most Popular 10 Talks from WMOF '18, given by various speakers. 10 Audio CD Box Set Special Offer; All 10 CDs only €50 and P&P FREE. Speakers include; E. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn ,Dr Mary Aiken, H.E. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, H.E. Cardinal Peter Turkson, Archbishop Eamon Martin,Fr. James Martin S.J., Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Bishop Robert E. Barron, Baroness Prof Shiela Hollins and Senator George Mitchell / Carl Anderson. Eist have also released a 4 CD set, Celtic Spirituality by Kerry born writer/philosopher, the late, John Moriarty Tel. 00 353 87 27 89 390. Email:


Celbridge Mill Community Centre

The Mill, Main Street Celbridge
Phone 01 6288556

Harvest Festival Weekend 20th – 23rd Sept.
Bewleys Hospice Coffee Morning
Thursday 20th 10am -1pm
Table Quiz in The Kildrought Lounge Thursday 20th 9pm. €100 for winning team plus 4 x 1 month memberships . Team of 4 €20
Culture Night Variety Show featuring our Drama, Dance, Film & Music groups Saturday at 6.30pm
Abbey Bouncing Castle Village Saturday 11am-4pm
Family Day and Haven Hire Duck Races with Food Stands, Harvest Kitchen, Face Painting, Fun Stalls, Giant Games, Abbey Bounce Village, Sunday 23rd 1-5pm
Paw Patrol & Peppa Pig Show Sunday 23rd 3pm. Doors Open 2.30pm



FRIDAY 21st September
Lucan Sarsfields Clubhouse

Help to build Doc Clandillon's primary school block in Nepal, giving kids a future.
Doc himself will be there on the night, will say a few words and will show a short slide show of the existing school.

Let's make this a BIG one!


Exciting Film Club in Lucan Library

Called ‘The Classic Crime Film Club’, films are shown at 6.30pm and are free to all.

The dates and films are as follows:

The Third Man
Wednesday 19th September 6.30pm.

The Night of the Hunter
Wednesday 24th October 6.30pm.

Touch of Evil
Wednesday 21st November 6.30pm.



Are you frustrated by your lack of computer skills? Do you feel that the digital age has passed you by?
Are you confused by well-meaning family instruction (i.e. no patience with you!)

Search the Internet, send & receive emails, shop and book flights. Use your own device or use computers available at some venues

Age Action runs beginner courses in Computers, iPads and Tablets for older people who have little or no experience or for the absolutely terrified!

Courses run once a week for 5 or 6

Classes are run in:- City Centre, Palmerstown, Inchicore, Leixlip, Clondalkin and Tallaght

If you wish to become a volunteer or to book a course Tel: (01) 475 6989


People’s Art Fair Lucan 2018

Open call for artists and crafters to participate in this year’s “People’s Art Fair” Saturday Oct. 13th- 14th .

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 as soon as possible as places are filling up quickly and we have limited space.
We look forward to hearing from you.




Koins for Kids

If you have any old coin of any kind that needs a new home, please give it to us!! You can drop same into St Mary's Sacristy or St Mary's Parish Office.

We are a small voluntary charity putting all our efforts into the funding of life-saving equipment, an M.R.I. machine, for "The New Children's Hospital" when building is complete.

Damien Douglas, Lucan.
Ph. 087 9519222


Tusla, An Ghníomhaireacht um Leanaí agus an Teaghlach

Child and Family Agency
There is an urgent need for foster carers willing to provide a home for children of all ages up to 18 years old to provide short term and long term foster care.

Also Carers required for young people 15 -18 years.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency is currently running a campaign to find families who are willing to provide safe, loving and secure homes for children and adolescents.

For more information contact 076 6955550 and/or


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.


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.


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.


Lucan Newsletter Sales Outlets

Lucan Village Lynchs / Centra
Carey’s Newsagents

Ballyowen / Ballydowd area
Penny Hill
Foleys Chemist
Texaco Service Station

Esker area
Spar Finnstown

Dodsboro area
Spar Dodsboro
Maxol Service Station

St. Mary’s Church, Lucan


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.