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25 June 2017
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Articles without such will not be published.



Renewal Notices have been issued for the Annual Block Ads (Pages 8 & 13).
The deadline for renewal is Thursday 13th July 2017.
After that date, we will go to our waiting list!


Woodville Downs Residents' Assoc (Incl Esker Lane)

Re: Closure of right turn onto N4 West on Woodies Bridge
We continue to encourage individuals to contact expressing your objections
Senior Executive Officer, Land Use Planning and Transportation Department, SDCC, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 YNN5

We welcome repairs to footpaths, though areas replaced appear extensive.

Thanks to Frances who is setting up a WhatsApp group for information purposes for residents in our area. To be included contact us with your phone number and address -
Contact us:


Lucan Youth Fun

Lucan Youth Fun wishes to remind parents/guardians that T shirts for this year’s camp can be collected from St Mary's Parish Centre this Sunday (25th) between 10am -12noon. Groups and details of this years camp will also be available on this date.


Lucan Active Retirement Assoc.

The Club will be closing for summer holidays on 29th June. We are having a party morning with sketches and the singing group will also take part.

The Whist will continue throughout the summer in the Springfield Hotel on Tuesday nights. New 6 week session is starting on 27th June at 8pm.

Whist Results 20th June: 1st Frances Norton, 2nd Marguerite Cunningham, 3rd Michael Bradley.


Lucan Tidy Towns


As you can see we've been busy varnishing the top of the railings in the Village Green.

Also, while we are enjoying the beautiful sunshine, we have to pay special attention to our recently planted flowers which require extra watering. So if anyone has some time on hand and some water to spare from their own water butt or elsewhere you might consider looking after a flowerbed near you. Feel free to get in touch about this so that we can coordinate our efforts.

We want to thank the 2 people who volunteered to tend to the flowerbeds on Esker Hill at entrance to the open green space and also the bed at St Andrews school.

We have many other beds needing attention so please do consider helping out.

We also want to thank the lady who recently gave a generous donation.

Kevin O'Loughlin
Tel 0879468271


Lucan Festival

Fireworks Display
A new experience this year will be a spectacular display of Fireworks on the Promenade at the Weir on Friday night the 8th starting at 8pm. Viewing of this display will be from the Bridge and also the road opposite Weir View Houses. More details as we get nearer to the date.

Historical Village Walk
Thurs 7th Sept a guided tour of the Village will take place from St Mary's car park at 10.30am. See where a priest of Lucan was murdered in 1807 and then discover where the last Public Hanging took place in our little Village. Where was the first Spa water to be found. This walk will give you a taste of the History of the Village and it's surrounds.

All you budding Riptide Movements get your name and details to us by email. Dance groups, Choirs and any musical group can perform on our two stages. Please let us know if you are interested. Don't leave it too late.
Contact Festival Stage organiser at Dara Mac Craith

Would you like to see the beautiful interior of this 242 year old magnificent house. Well you have a chance if you buy a ticket for the Open Day in the grounds of Lucan House on Sat 9th Sept as part of our Festival. Each ticket bought entitles you to a free draw where the first 50 names drawn will at a later date be allowed into the House.

Tickets at €5 per adult with children U12 free are available to buy inside SuperValu (outside Kay's Kitchen) this and every Sunday morning from 11.30 am to 2.30pm.

Remember not only will you walk in Historic grounds but you can see Falcons flying, Defence Forces "Black Knights" parachuting into the grounds, Lucan School of Music and Lucan Ceoltas Cheoltori performing and the children can enjoy our world famous Gnomes Treasure Hunt. Tickets are selling briskly so make sure you get one.

Contact the Festival at 0867944074 or email


Lucan ICA

Tues 27th June: Craft Morning 10am – 12.30pm. This is our last craft morning until Tuesday 5th September. Any guild member free on Tuesday mornings during the summer holidays might like to come along to Kay’s Cafe at SuperValu at 11am for a cuppa and a chat.

Wed 28th June: As the guild closes for holidays this night, we are having a little party ..... lots of calorific stuff!! Pauline has ordered a cake. We would like if members dressed up in their summer finery for the night – there will be prizes for best dressed lady.


Esker Active Retirement Association

Hi to all our members. Next Wed 28th June we are having our end of season party. We’re starting with a play, followed by food and drinks and then some merriment! If you haven’t already given your name to say you are coming, please let me know asap so we can cater for everyone on the day. This will be our last club day until early September and we’ll let you know the exact date closer to the time.

Our first trip away in the Autumn is to Westport, Co Mayo and we are staying at The Castle Court Hotel from 25th to 27th September 2017. A coach will take us from Lucan to Westport and home again. If you wish to go and we haven’t got your name and number down, please contact Hilda on 087 642 7746. Deposit monies don’t need to be paid until September. If this trip is even half as good as our trip to Clonakilty, West Cork - the craic will be amazing.

All in all, our club has had a really good year. Our numbers have multiplied and we have an amazing bunch of people who will give anything a go and have a laugh at the same time. We definitely don’t take ourselves too seriously and we enjoy all the craic every Wednesday afternoon whether we’re taking part in the walking football, a card game, scrabble or bowls or just sitting chatting to those around us, it’s all good.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the party next week.
Marian (Club Secretary) 086 1269 043


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

Liffey Sound 96.4FM has launched a new video on our Website and Facebook page to celebrate "National Community Radio Day" which took place on Friday the 23rd of June. Check it out to see what we do here at Liffey Sound!

Don't miss Community Hour- Business next Wednesday the 28th of June at 9pm, local businesses "Fresh and Fruity" and IT Company, "Nostra Systems" will feature on the programme presented by Brendan Hackett. or catch up on Facebook
Liffey Sound 96.4FM- Lucan's Community radio station!




Date for your diary………

in aid of NAGARHOPE
FRIDAY JULY 21ST at 8.00pm

Tickets €25 -
Available from 191 Beech Park
or contact
Niamh 087-0666891
Séamus 087-2189960
Michael 087-2331983
Paul 087-2058572
Tadhg 087-9225103

Enjoy a great night out while helping Doc to build Nagarhope's first primary school in Nepal.

DOC himself will be present.


Lucan Concert Band

The Band is currently rehearsing for the South of Ireland Band Championships in Clonakilty next month.

New or returning members are, as always, very welcome. Band practice takes place at St. Mary's BNS, Chapel Hill on Monday evenings at 7:45pm.


St. Raphael’s Annual Garden Fete

Our Annual Fete will take place on Sunday 2nd July.
We are looking for donations of clothing, bric a brac, toys, cd’s, dvd’s , books and small items of furniture.
Donations can be dropped to St. Raphael’s from Thursday 15th June 7 to 9pm.
Please note that beds and soft furnishing cannot be accepted.
Thank you for your support and please join us for a great family day on Sunday the 2nd.


Primrose Hill Gardens

Top of Primrose Lane, Lucan
Summer Flowers in Borders ready to be explored in a very pretty setting!
Open daily from 2pm – 6pm, from 1st June – 23rd July
Adults: €6.00


Palmerstown Camera Club

Palmerstown Camera Club are proud to announce their annual exhibition on the 24th and 25th of June in the Parish Hall, Palmerstown, between 10am-5pm entrance is free.

There will a wide variety of work on display over 150 prints and projected prints on will be on display.

If you would like to find out more about Palmerstown Camera Club go to our Facebook page Palmerstown camera



Rally For Life 2017

Join tens of thousands as we march to celebrate Life and in support of the 8th Amendment on Saturday 1st July in Dublin City Centre.
Starting at Parnell Square at 2pm.


Lucan Meals on Wheels - Needs Drivers

If you can spare 2-3 hours once every 2 weeks to deliver meals, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Please call or text Teresa 085 154 8264.


Vincents in Lucan

Urgently require donations of Clothes, Household, Shoes, Bric-a-Brac etc.
The shop is located at 5/6, The Village Centre, Lucan.
We are open 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday


Mother and Toddler Group

Meeting in St Mary’s Parish Centre
Thursdays from 10.30 to 12 noon
Dads, Grans, Grandads, Minders are all welcome.
Contact Yvonne 087 6361473


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.


Older Voices for Change

Older Voices for Change is an established advocacy group voicing opinions on issues that are affecting older people within the Clondalkin, Lucan, Newcastle and Palmerstown area.

If you feel you would like to work with us to make a difference please contact:
Eithne 085 7846007
Mairead 086 8446071
David 087 9402684


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



Lucan Sarsfields GAA
Every Wednesday

€10 per book
Free Teas & Coffees
From 8.30pm
Over 18s only


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
Hillcrest Day – Today News

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.



Do you have a disability and need assistance? Do you have a family member or friend who might benefit from our help?

If so, here a LDAG we provide:
• An affordable and accessible transport service for people with disabilities 7 days a week
• Self drive cars to be driven by wheelchair users or their families
• Social Personal Assistants Service

We are a local charity and our membership is free!

Please contact us:
Unit 24 Hills Industrial Estate, Lucan Co. Dublin.
Tel:01 610-047