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19 May 2024
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Esker Active Retirement Association

Our members had a fantastic holiday in Calella, Spain. They loved everything, the hotel, the food, fabulous trips to Barcelona and many more places of interest. They are already talking about where to go next year!!


Back at home, we had a lovely lady Geraldine leading us in chair yoga, last 2 weeks and next two weeks. It is sponsored by SDCC as part of a successful ageing programme. We are all really enjoying it, and it is a brilliant opportunity to try something new.

So please join us next Wednesday from 1.30 to 4pm in St Andrews Hall, Main Street, Lucan, and enjoy an afternoon with friends, and the all-important cuppa.



We would like to thank all those who bought a few cakes at their recent cake sale. €1326 was raised which is a fantastic amount of money.

We would also sincerely like to thank one or two parishioners who want to remain anonymous for your donations to the group, you know who you are. We cannot thank you enough for your kindness and constant support to us as a group, we are so indebted to you. This will help us on our way towards the replacement of the groups uniforms which we hope to have in time for our RTE appearance on the 3rd November 2024. We may have to run another fundraiser after the summer break but we will keep you posted.

We are travelling to Donegal again from the 19th – 21st July 2024 with a return to Creeslough. If any of you are on holidays at this time in Donegal drop in, we will be singing on the Saturday evening at the 7pm mass on the 20th July and the 11am mass on Sunday 21st July in St. Michael’s in Creeslough.

You are very much in our prayers


Liffey Sound 96.4fm

Podcast Training Course
We had our first session on Tuesday evening in the Adamstown Youth and Community Centre which 3 people attended - Margaret Tuffy, Mary Browne, Vinu Kaippilly Narayanan along with Neil Elworthy Course Co-ordinator.



Lucan Senior Citizens

Wednesday 22nd May: Social Morning in St. Mary’s Parish Centre, 10.30 – 12.30.
New members welcome!




Lucan Comhaltas

Traditional Irish Music classes
The Lucan branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is to be re-established this September offering classes in traditional Irish music, sessions, performances, Fleadhanna cheoil and much more.

A public meeting and registration for everyone interested being involved either as a learner, player, organiser or helper, will be held in Coláiste Cois Life, Castle Road, Lucan, (Eircode K78 Y330) on Tuesday 28th May at 7.30pm.


Lucan ICA

Monday 20th May: The Craft Class continues with teacher Breda Bohan teaching Blackwork. Our ladies enjoyed the first class last week.
Tea Hostesses: Patricia Harding and Mary Rudden.

The I.C.A. National A.G.M. takes place in The Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday 25th May 11 to 4pm. Lucan Guild will be represented.

Congratulations to Mary Curley on becoming a Granny again to a baby girl named Meabh.


Lucan Lions Club

Spinathon in SuperValu on 10/11 May
Many thanks to SuperValu for allowing us to organise a Spinathon in aid of Build for the Boys over last weekend. It was an outstanding success and the proceeds will be presented to Build for the Boys at our Annual Awards Night in the Spa Hotel on 23rd May. Many thanks to the loyal SuperValu customers for their fantastic support. We are most grateful to all the cyclists and collectors from both organisations and others for helping to make the event a great success.

Mattie McCabe PRO
087 9006999




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 2024. 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, 1 morning per week. This can lead to QQI qualification.

The following subjects are available this term:
Spanish for Beginners
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Spreadsheets)
Intercultural Awareness
Business English
Improving English and Communication Skills
Digital Media
Reception & Frontline Office Skills
Advanced Spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)

For more details, contact
Or call 01 6283557





Minder & Toddler Group

The group meet on
from 9.30am to 11.30

in St. Mary's Parish Centre
All Welcome


Ballyowen Castle Community Centre

Telephone: 01 253 6105 or 085 867 1245
Follow us on Facebook (Ballyowen Castle Community Centre) or on Instagram (ballyowen_community_centre)

Golden Hour Retirement Club
Our Golden Hour Retirement in Club continues during the month of May as follows:
May 23rd
1pm - Meditation & Mindfulness
2pm - Social Coffee Hour

May 30th
2pm - Social Coffee Hour

Bridge: We are looking at starting up a Bridge Club in the centre. If this is something you would be interested in, please contact the centre at the details above.

Photography course: We have received some inquiries about providing a photography course. If this is something you would be interested in, please contact the centre at the details above.

Chair yoga: Chair yoga is an adapted yoga practice that allows you to stay seated while practicing yoga focused poses. It can be practiced by anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of yoga and may (or may not) have mobility limitations. If this is something which interests you, please contact the centre at the details above.

Summer Family Fun Day
We're planning to have our Family Fun Day on July 14th. Mark the date in your diary!




Lucan Active Retirement Association

We meet in St Andrew's Parish Centre, Main Street, Lucan, on Thursdays at 11.30am. New members always welcome, come and join us in a friendly atmosphere and meet new friends. No charge for your first meeting.

Lots of activities to enjoy. Bowls, scrabble, cards, drama and choir. Coffee break at 1pm. Organised trips in Ireland and abroad. Join us later this month on day trips to Kilkenny and Fairyhouse races.


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 and 2pm to 4 pm
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



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.


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