Lucan Festival 2020 is a Community based festival and provides an opportunity for all groups and cultures all over Lucan to meet and celebrate at one week-long event. We also hope that in these difficult times the festival could help generate additional revenue for the traders of Lucan.
We are in the early planning stages but the festival will take place between the second week of September..We are speaking to business, sporting and recreational groups in the greater Lucan regarding their participation. Events that we are currently discussing include ‘international food stalls’ with music and dancers from Nigeria, India, Philippines, Poland,Lithuania, Bolivia, which we hope will provide a better opportunity for the Ethnic Minority Community to engage with the wider Lucan Community – 2 stages “The Asgard and the Valhalla Stage live entertainment Historic view of Lucan through photographs – Historic walks/tours in the area – Performances of local choirs – Exhibition of local artists and street performers. Viking village arts and craft all-new addition to the festival.
The Festival is planned to coincide with the very successful Open Day of Lucan Garda Station. The station will close as a working station from 6am – 6pm all areas of the station will be accessible to the public, including cells. The Garda Band will perform, an afternoon concert adjacent to the station from 2pm to 4pm. There will also be members from the Gardai traffic unit including motorbikes, the mounted unit, the dog unit, Cycle unit & the Garda sub aqua units present. It was a huge success last year.
Road Closures: Lucan Festival 2019 Family day September 8th 2019
The following Road closures will be put in place from 11 am in the morning.
This will allow the organised of the street festival to set up events and the crowd to move freely throughout the day. Parking will only be permitted outside the restricted areas and persons are advised to use public transport or walk to the venue where possible.
N4 Slip Road to Lucan Inbound:
Access to Lucan Village is by Adams town Road at the Newcastle Junction and N4 Slip Road at Woodies.
Celbridge Road at Ardeevin Avenue:
Traffic diverted at Celbridge Road Ardeevin Ave and will not be allowed progress into Lucan Village. Traffic will be diverted onto Ardeevin Estate exiting back onto the N4.
N4 / Adamstown Road at Newcastle Junction:
Main Street in Lucan is closed and traffic is diverted onto Lucan Road . Traffic wishing to travel to Clonsilla and Strawberry beds to use the N4/Lucan Road exit at Woodies.
There is no restriction to traffic at the Newcastle Junction. Traffic was allowed to travel down the Adamstown Road into Lucan Village turning right only on to the Lucan Road.
N4 / Lucan Road at Woodies:
There is no restriction on traffic at the N4 Woodies turn off into Lucan . Traffic travelling to Leixlip should remain on the N4 and exit at Junction 5.
Main Street Lucan at Ulster Bank:
Main Street Lucan is closed and access to the N4 is via Old Hill / Lucan Road and Adamstown Road.
Traffic is not allowed travel up Main Street, Lucan. Traffic coming from the Strawberry Beds, Clonsilla and Laraghcon is diverted to Old Hill Lucan. Main Street:
There is no vehicular traffic allowed travel onto Main Street Lucan for the duration of the restrictions.
Roads will open again to the Public after 7pm
Please Note – if you park your car on Saturday evening please remove before 9am Sunday 9th otherwise you will have to wait to 19.00pm to collect your car. Thank you in advance
Welcome to the ninth Annual Lucan Festival Family day, Sunday 10th of September
Village Main Street
Through traffic will be prohibited from 11am to 7 pm from Ardeevin to the Ulster Bank and also at the corner of Courtney’s.
The Garda Open Day with the Garda Band, the station accessible to all for your fingerprints, checking out the cells etc. A number of the specialist units will also be there such as Horses, Helicopter, and Prison Van etc.
Main Stage will be at the bridge near Toolans where local and international dance and singing will be continuous from 2 pm.
Our internationally known Duck Race will take place on the Griffeen at approx. 4.30.
You can pick your own duck for €2 each or 3 for €5.
Food Stalls from around the world will display and sell their native foods.
Philippines –India- Thai Land – African – Japanese/Korean/ Italian- Supervalu some more will be added over the coming days thank you – if you are interested to get involved please contact Joseph – 0877625297
Local groups and organizations will be there to show what they contribute to the community.
Bouncy Castles and slides for all the children to enjoy in the main street.
Pony Rides will be down on the weir promenade €3 each.
For the adventurous types they will be able to raft over the Weir from 2 to 5 pm.
The station will close as a working station from 6 am – 6pm all areas of the station will be accessible to the public, including cells. The Garda Band will perform, an afternoon concert adjacent to the station from 2pm to 4 pm. There will also be members from the Garda traffic unit including motorbikes, the mounted unit, the dog unit, Cycle unit & the Garda sub aqua units present. It was a huge success last year
Bhangra is a traditional folk dance from the state of Punjab in Northern India. Bhangra is a traditional dance form associated with the spring harvest season and as such symbolizes joy and happiness at the bounty of the harvest. It is also a high energy and vibrant dance form. Shamrock Bhangra Group represents and promotes this Folk dance in Ireland. They can be booked for cultural events, festivals, weddings, Private events, Charity events.
Historic Walks – Thursday 7th of September at 11am
Joe Byrne Chairman of the Lucan Festival will bring you on an informative stroll around Lucan village pointing out some of landmarks, their relevance in Lucan’s long history. Famous people associated with Lucan include Patrick Sarsfield, Shackelton, Agmondisham Vesey, and James Gandon. Thursday’s walk will commence from the bus stop opposite Topaz garage at 11 am.