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Local interest

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

Lucan 55 Years Ago!
Some memories

Remembering Sadie Conway
Song of Lucan

Lucan: “Place of the Marsh Mallows” – Not Elms
by Helen Farrell,Society for Old Lucan

When Fr. Browne visited Lucan with his camera!
1941 at St. Mary's

Sr. John Bosco and the early days ....
Presentation Convent, Lucan

Rambling around Lucan
The Grand Canal to Gollierstown 1940s

Poppy Talk
Poppy time in Lucan 1940s

A Napoleonic Veteran’s Grave
in St. Finian's burial ground, Esker

When the Pope came to the Park....
Some memories

The Kinclare Percussion Band
An introduction to music

Lucan Demesne
A wonder on our doorstep

The Spear Family of Ballyowen House
Lucan of the 1800s

Woodville School 1800s
for sons of the elite!

Hills Mill
c. 1900

Collins Butchers
pre-E.E.C. days

St Catherines Wells on the Black Avenue
different times....

A dip in the Archives - 1976
different times....

Local Weather
some interesting facts

Lucan North Station

Lucan Village 1954
over 60 years ago.....

Hills Mill Days.....
Taking a break...

Spring in Dodsboro Wood 1933
Another world

Lucan District Credit Union Ltd.
Some founding members

Car Crash in Lucan
from 1950

Fr Fay's Chalice
dated 1761

The Children of Mary at Dodsboro

Woodville, Lucan, Co. Dublin
From Lucan to Vancouver

Sarsfields Cottage in Lucan Demesne
another era

1985 - A dip in the archives from 30 years ago……
from Lucan Newsletter

1975 - A dip in the archives from 40 years ago……
from Lucan Newsletter

100 Years ago at Scoil Mhuire Girls National School
1915 Concert Programme

Mrs. Ennis 1881 – 1975
From the archives

Movita and the Lucan Connection
The show at Lucan's Premier Cinema

The Young Ones from 1955
in London

The Drill Displays of old....
Presentation Convent School

The Marian Shrine, Dodsboro
Celebrating 60 years

Lucan BNS 1952 / '53
A class from the past

A Tribute to the Past
Former St. Catherines Residents

Memories of Airlie Stud
a schoolboy's recollection

From days of old.....
St Marys Church early 1900s

Airlie Stud
Lucan's Bloodstock Industry

Lucan Red Cross Belles
from 1963

From the old to the new…. (or maybe not so new!)
A new Prayer Garden

Looking back at the Weather
60 years of Irish Summers!

1993 - Lucan 20 years ago
A delve in our archives

1983 - Lucan 30 years ago
A delve in our archives

1973 – Lucan 40 years ago…….
A delve in our archives

Wedding at Lucan 1940s & Wall-less Weirview!
from Mrs. Howlett's album

Fun at Lucan Weir many summers ago!
Recognise any faces?

The Gathering
Faces from the late 1950s

Lucan 1974 ….. nearly 40 years ago!
Changing scene

A Bell and a 'Church'
A little Hollywood!

Hills Workers from the 1950s
Familiar Faces!

Local Transport in the 1920s!
Getting to Fairyhouse on Easter Monday

Old Businesses!
from Lucan 1945

Hills 1940s Outing
Murrays and a Byrne

Lukan Luks Luvly
Our old slogan...

The Highlanders are here ....
New arrivals in St. Catherines

Another great image from days gone by……
Lucan Soccer

First Class - Presentation Convent School c. 1945 / ‘46
Boys and Girls

Summers of '63 and '33
School days....

The Air Corps escort the Papal Legate into Dun Laoghaire in 1932
Getting in shape ....

In their Sunday Best
off to the match?

Eucharistic Congress 1932 - Leixlip

We Remember Them!
Presentation Sisters

Eucharistic Congress 1932

Eucharistic Congress 1932
Mill Bank, Lucan

The Non-Stop Draw
Fundraising in the 1950s

Winter in Lucan in the 1890s
Shackleton pictures

Out come the memories too….
A Lucan Christmas

From the Front – Christmas 1918
A Christmas Card

Lucan Harriers Track 1984
Aerial View

Lucan By-pass 20 Years old this December
Construction pictures

4th Class Presentation Convent School 1968
Old friends.......

Local Soccer Stars from the past!
The Hammond Lane Cup 1950-51 - Winners: CPI Lucan

Another Gem from the Past
Agnes and Rosie

50th Anniversary of First Leaving Cert. Class
St. Joseph's Reunion

Heritage at the 12th Lock
The Grand Canal at Lucan

The Miss Malones of Hillsborough
Old Lucanians

July Blooms in Lucan Demesne
all within 500m of the entrance

Those hazy crazy lazy days of summer....
Dodsboro Outing in 1950s

Lucan Boxing Club 1985
blast from the past

Lucan, Minnesota
Visitors to Lucan

Willsbrook House
Some people who worked there

5 Generations
a rare picture

Lucan BNS 1956
Pupils from 55 years ago

Lucan Outing
Who are they?

Old Chapel Hill
homes long gone

Spa Rovers with Little Joe

A Snowy Gem
from January 1933

Presentation Day - 21st November
Remembering the Sisters

The Niemba Ambush
Remembering a tragedy

Lucan DVD
A nostalgic look back over 80 years of life in Lucan up to the present day……

Sheltering from a Shower
at the Coffee House

Lucan I.C.A.
1975 Outing

The Grand Canal Way
Green Route – 12th Lock Lucan to 3rd Lock in Inchicore

There were Three Lovely Lassies.....
God be with the days......

10th Anniversary of our National Day of Pilgrimage
It's hard to believe ten years has passed since this event

Sportsmen from another era…….
Weston Hockey Club and Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club

Fr. Matthew Feis (Plain Chant) 1952
Lucan Choir

Maybe they were watching all the girls go by……
But if there had been a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Lucan back in the 1930s

Another oldie.....
Local function during the 60's.....

Another blast from the past.....
Hills Mill workers

Neighbours ....
Weirview friends

Lucan Community Council of old
Canadian visit

Weirview Minstrels
Some local talent

Lady's day at the Coffee House
The height of fashion

Boys First Communion 1936
The Grimes Twins

Come fly with me .... and she did!
We received a rather nice letter recently from Ed and Marlene Toner of New Jersey. In it they complimented us on Treasures of Lucan – they had just recently received a copy. They also sent us an article from The Irish Echo about how they met – read on:

The Croppies
Just before our summer break, we carried a photo of ‘The Croppies’ – a local ballad group who were a big hit in the 1960s. In response to several queries about the group, Paul Howlett sent us the following:

The Greatest Irish Woman
Nano Nagle is the greatest Irish woman of all time. She was born in Ballygriffin, near Mallow, Co. Cork, in 1718.

Spanning the Generations (1967 - 2007)
Lucan Newsletter celebrates it’s 40th Birthday on Feb 26th 2007. Below are a few historical notes on the history of the Newsletter ...

Primrose Hill Garden
Fifty years ago (1958), Kenneth and Cicely Hall along with their son Robin, left Raheny and came to Lucan, taking up residence in Primrose Hill House. The old house was in bad repair, and much work needed to be done over the years.

Movin’ On!
Before the roof went on, we bought it! Six months later, on the 6th April 1968 we moved into our brand new home, in a new development, in the town land of Pettycannon….they called it “Esker Lawns”.