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No parking problems in Lucan!

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This is Lucan Village around 1970, I think.

Lucan village circa 1970

It was when we had two-way traffic along by the Griffeen!

When Permanent TSB was Mr. Sharkey’s Drapery Shop!

When a petrol pump stood on the road outside it!

When the only cars to be seen were a Morris Minor, a VW Beetle, and two Ford Anglias – the black one on the right might have belonged to Mr. Toolan who owned a grocery shop along here.

It was before Bob Carroll’s Pub (now Courtneys) got a thatched roof.

It was before AIB Bank got their first new building – the old two-storey build can just about be made out at the top of the street.


Some Questions!

  • Does anyone remember which year the Kangaroo burned down – it was on Easter Sunday morning – was it 1966 or ’67?
  • Does anyone remember which year the old bank building (Royal Bank of Ireland) was knocked down and the ‘new’ single storey AIB built?
  • Does anyone have a picture of Har Farrell and his horse, Blossom?

If anyone has the answers, please drop a line to Lucan Newsletter or email Thank you to the person who sent in the above photo.

Mary Mulhall