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Local history

a picture of a castle

Below you can find a selection of local historical articles that have appeared in the newsletter over the last couple of years. Click on the title to view the full article.

A Death Penny and a Sweetheart Silk!
William Graham from Lucan was a soldier in the Great War ....

Treasures of Lucan By Mary Mulhall & Joan O’Flynn
A collection of photographs, folklore and local history, much of it laid out in the form of walks.

Aspects of Lucan by Linda Curran, Valerie Twomey, Patricia O'Donohue and Suzanne Pegley
Four Essays on Lucan's past

The Wardells of Wills Brook House
by Enda Lee

History of Hill & Sons, Lucan
Lucan's Woollen Industry

The Spa Hotel and the School
School for the Sons of Irish Clergy

The Cromer headstone in Lucan's medieval graveyard
By Mary Jackson

St. Mary's Church in Lucan, Co Dublin, opened in 1840
By Mary Jackson

Lockout Lucan Strike, Strife ... and the Shackletons
By Gerard O'Connell, with Brian Daly

Hermitage War Hospital
where Hermitage Golf Club is today

1798 Rebellion
Some Lucan events

A Medieval Church and Graveyard at Aderrig
by Stephen Callaghan

The Manorial Court Rolls of Lucan Year 1443
by V.F.

Rebellion Weather
by Denis Torsney

How a Crucifix from the 1916 Rising came to Lucan!
Fr Sebastian

Lucan man fought in two wars!!!
Bobtail Behan

Lucan WW1 Roll of Honour
1914 - 1918

The Great War and Lucan......
Christopher Ledwidge

Letters from the front....
Pt. William Lanigan

Another WWI Soldier from Lucan
Private Thomas Graham

The Pub
By Raymond W.J. Tarleton

The Tram
By Raymond W.J. Tarleton

Lucan's Forgotten Railway
By Domhnall O Muirí

The 1913 Lockout and Lucan
Hard times.....

Down Survey Maps
The lie of the land in the 1600s

Kings and Queens and Lucan Connections!
The last High King of Ireland

The First Cars in Lucan!
and the first lady driver

New Year Wishes 1913
a greeting card and celebrations

The day 20,000 people converged on Lucan - 1842
Fr Mathew preached on Temperance

Ambush at Lucan
Lucan RIC men killed....

Passing down the stories.....

A Coach Ride
by Laurence McCarthy

A little more 50s
from Times Pictorial

Lucan's Employment Problem
Dail Ceisteanna

LUCAN (on the Griffin) LOOKS LOVELY
(Times Pictorial, week ending May 5th 1951).

Tracing those roots
It's not that hard

Hills of Lucan - and a suit in Oz!
Hills Tweed Suit

The Tandys of Dodsboro
Visitors to Lucan

18th Century Lucan
Along the Liffey

The Poor of the Parish
Aspects of Lucan

The Devil's Mill
Could it be true?

1851 Lucan Directory
an excerpt from a very old and dilapidated directory

The old maps of your area are just a click away……
It is very appropriate that this year, the 250th anniversary of the publication of John Rocque's 1760 map of the County of Dublin, we can at last access many of our old maps via the Internet.

British Pathe News
1920s films of Lucan

The Deadmans Pub
The Miss Murrays leave for the last time

Snow Problem

Lucan Pilgrimage to Lourdes!
Who are they?

Caldwell's Garage and The Coffee House
More Gems

Caldwell's Garage
Lucan's Motor Industry

Lucan's Motor Industry
Panhard Cars

Lucan's Northern Townlands
O.S. Map 1937

The Collins Family
Finnstown House

The Liffey at Lucan in 1954
Tatler sketch article

1937 O S Map: Ballydowd - Ballyowen areas
O S Map

Lucan 1937
O S Map

The Nash Family of Finnstown
Finnstown House

Lucan c.1900
Street Scene

Lucan and What it Holds for You
A visit to the Spa Hotel in 1942.

The Coffee House
Pictures of particular interest to those living in the modern estate of Laraghcon.

No Parking Problems in Lucan!
This is Lucan Village around 1970, I think.

There’s a certain charm about old pictures
They evoke memories of long ago, in very different times than today.

They don’t make them like this anymore…
Every now and then, I come across a photo with several strands of interest. These pictures of Nurse Moffett are no exception.

Lucan South – a place as old as time!
Often referred to as the ‘new’ Lucan, the area of Lucan South covers a very old and historic landscape. As part of the ancient Royal Manor of Esker, it must have seen holy men, princes and wealthy merchants travel its main highway between Lucan and Clondalkin.