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3 July 2022
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Articles without such will not be published.


Bus Disconnects

There is no direct connection with the new bus system, it is blind connecting having to wait until a bus arrives.

The new busway from Adamstown to Dodsboro has just opened, this provides almost a full busway from Dodsboro to the city centre via Tandy's lane onto N4. A bus taking this route would reach the city centre in just over 30 minutes from Dodsboro. From Tesco footbridge, 5 minutes to Woodies, 10 minutes to Liffey Valley. It would benefit other estates near the N4. With a route like this more users would be clamouring to use the bus.

The Elderly people who want to use Blanchardstown hospital have been badly let down by the NTA.

Lucan Planning Council is holding another meeting on these issues at AGP Green on Sat. 9th July at 11am.

Tom Newton 086 3127364


Hillcrest Residents Association

Celebration of 50+ Years
To celebrate the establishment of Hillcrest and our bordering roads in the early 1970s, and to commemorate deceased residents, an open air Mass has been arranged for 2pm on Sunday, 10th July, at the playing pitch, top of Hillcrest Heights, to which you are cordially invited. Lucan Concert Band will provide entertainment from 3pm.

We look forward to seeing you all so that we can share memories of the past and hopes for the future of our lovely neighbourhood.

Please bring along a chair if you would prefer to be seated for the duration of the event.

Gardai will be in attendance and have confirmed that the estate will be patrolled throughout the afternoon.

It would be lovely if as many residents as possible would decorate their house fronts with bunting, county colours or national flags/emblems to mark our celebration.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 10th.

Rita O’Brien, Secretary


Lucan Festival

Following on from local protests of the disappearance of the 25 bus we have succeeded in bringing it back to Lucan.

Not only have we got back the 25 bus but also the 25 tram. We found them in the National Transport Museum Howth and they will be making the long journey back to Lucan on Sunday 11th September.





Lucan Concert Band

26 June 2022, Lucan Concert Band & M.D Áine Doyle had the absolute pleasure of performing at President and Mrs Higgins Garden Party at Áras an Uachtarárin.

We arrived midday to setup on the main lawn, and were then invited to the Hyde Room for delicious hospitality. Afterwards gathered on the front steps of the Áras for a photograph with President and Mrs Higgins, and of course Bród!

Thankfully the torrential rain avoided Áras an Uachtarárin and we played in the beautiful surrounds of the main lawn basking in glorious sunshine.

We must give a special mention to all the babysitters who stepped in to mind the children of the band members, while we all excitedly travelled to the Phoenix Park, we would be lost without their support!

A truly memorable occasion for the band, and here’s to hopefully repeating it next year when the band turns 40 years old in 2023!


Upcoming events - the very best of luck to the band as we travel to Clonakilty to take part in the South of Ireland Band Championship on Sat 2 July.

Follow the band on Facebook (Lucan Concert Band) or Instagram @lucanconcertband


Esker Active Retirement Association

Hi everyone,

We had our end of year party today and like all our parties, it was a great success. We had a very good crowd and judging by the smiling faces, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The food and wine was lovely and the craic mighty. Some of our members are very good singers and entertained us very nicely today, and some told jokes. Even Helen and myself sang a song or two!! Members baked some fabulous cakes, tarts, pies and pavlovas; it’s going to take a while to work off the calories I’d say. Prizes for the raffle were donated by our members and also by Adrian Dunne Pharmacy who are so good and donate something to us every year. We really appreciate it.


Our club members donated €300 today to “Gofundme Caroline’s Dream” for a lovely local lady who needs as much help as we can give her at the moment for a medical condition.

Our next trip is on Wednesday 13th July when we are going with McGinley Coaches on our Dublin City Tour with Martin, a professional tour guide. The day trip to Arklow: date to be confirmed. Two more trips are being organised for August, then possibly we are going to Spain towards the end of September and then Hilda is organising an Autumn trip in Ireland, possibly to Waterford. So loads of upcoming events for all our members.

Our club is now closed until mid-September. Have a lovely summer everyone and take care.

Marian Egan (Club Secretary) 0861269043


Lucan ICA

ICA closed today for summer holidays with a social morning. We had a game of Scattergories, prizes galore followed by a nice healthy lunch, tea, scones, apple pie and strawberry pavlova.
Our last morning until September.


President Pauline wished all members a safe and restful holiday and look forward to meeting up again in September.




Plants, Cakes, Antiques, Bottle stall, Kids games, Face painting, Crafts, Refreshments/Barbeque and much more

Very important: NO dogs allowed as it upsets the resident animals at the shelter.


Reminder - Lucan Newsletter Annual Block Ads

Renewal Notices have been issued for our Annual Block Advertisements.
(pages 8 and 13)

Thank you to those who have replied so far. Please remember the cut-off date for renewal is Thursday 14th July 2022


Lucan Active Retirement Association

Our meeting on Thursday 30th June was our last before the Summer break and we enjoyed a fun quiz and beetle drive with prizes. We finished with our Line Dancing which is an enjoyable way of getting exercise.

Lucan Lions Club visited us and presented us with a supply of the “Message in a Bottle” containers. The Message in a Bottle is an emergency information scheme which includes a Personal Information Form (PIF) containing accurate relevant medical and other information relating to the Bottle recipient. We were advised to keep the completed form in the special green and white bottle in our fridge.

We're looking forward to our Summer Outing on Thursday 14th July.

Thanks to all our members for contributing to our club since our return. Looking forward to seeing you all in September.


Looking for cuddly toys

for a Charity Fundraiser
Call 086 3198977 and we can collect


Primrose Hill Garden

Very top of Primrose Lane, Lucan
30th Anniversary
Open to the public every day up to July 4th
and also during Heritage Week 13th August – 21st August
2pm – 6pm daily

For Summer Flowers
Adults €6.00. Children Free.


St. Mary’s Camera Soirée

The Camera Soiree met for the last time this season in the back garden of the Parish Centre last Friday. Everybody enjoyed the chat and in particular the Lemon Drizzle cake and Fragipan brought to the table by Michael B and Rose from the Artisan Bakery in the village. All going well we will be back in the Parish Centre on Friday 9th September.


This week Michael B submitted photos of wild flowers at Newlands and Joe captured an atmospheric photograph in the Phoenix Park. Frances submitted photos of flowers in her garden including her first Sunflower, much to the envy of other members of the group. This flower is a member of the daisy family and can grow to about three meters in height. The seeds of the plant are a delicious and nutritious food although, be warned, one ounce contains over 160 calories!


Conor has been out and about with the birds, bees and butterflies again and has submitted a photo of my favourite sea bird – the Puffin. This delightful creature is a summer visitor to our shores. The bird winters far out to sea and is not often seen outside of the breeding season. In the breeding season the multi-coloured bill and large white patch on its face make adults distinctive and easily recognisable.


Stay safe until next week!


Palmerstown Camera Club

At Palmerstown Camera Club we had our end of year exhibition last weekend in the parish centre. Just to say a huge thank you to all who helped in setting it up and for the smooth running of it. Also, thanks to all who came along to view it over the weekend.

There will be a smaller scaled down version of the exhibition in Lucan Library for the month of July and thank you to the Lucan Library for hosting it. At that library you will be able to enter a competition to win a print by voting for your favourite image.

Over the summer months we run photography outings to places like, Bective abbey, Glendalough and Skerries to mention just a few.

People interested in joining the club or even attending one or two meetings FREE of charge to see how their photography could benefit from being a member can do so by contacting

At the exhibition we handed out our yearly awards and pictured here are all the recipients, congratulations to all the winners and thanks to our judge on the night Paul Stanley. Image provided by Martin Devlin.



Adult Education

The Adult Education Service in Lucan Education Centre, on Esker Hill are currently enrolling for free and flexible part-time courses commencing in September 2022.

These Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) courses are at times to allow you to choose between one and four different subjects to fit around your busy life. Each subject is 4 hours per week and takes place mostly in the mornings.

For more details, contact or call (01) 6283557.


Celbridge Mill Community Centre
Phone 01 6288556

“Pickle Ball “Free taster session - Thursday 23rd June 11am-1pm at The Mill. A new sport for all ages and abilities. Pickle ball is an adapted game of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. We would love to see you on the day and to try it out. Organised by Pickle Ball Ire. / Kildare Sports Partnership

Summer Camps at the Mill. Performing Arts Academy, Creative me Workshops, Designer Minds, Bricks4Kidz, Playacting Youth Theatre, Star Camp Fun & Games, Fit Kidz - Fit Teens Hip Hop – Contact centre for contact details.

The Haven for our older members of the Community, Celbridge at the Mill. Tues / Thurs- Home Cooked meals, Tea and Coffee, Bingo, Quiz games, Music, day trips, dancing – Ph Sylvia.01 6275518

Voices of Spring takes place at Celbridge Mill on Wednesdays 11-1pm.Ideal for anyone suffering from Dementia or Alzheimers and their carers.



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

(Limited Capacity)

Tuesday mornings 10am to 12pm
Thursday mornings 10am to 12pm

0818 075090
Tuesday afternoons only

Monday to Friday 9am TO 8pm on 0818 07 4000
We are closed on Monday and Friday each week


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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