The long-awaited festival was launched on Monday night last following a two-year break due to Covid-19, and there are lots of surprises and fun activities in store for Lucanians over the coming week.

Guest speaker on the night, bringing good wishes for the event, was South Dublin Mayor, Cllr. Emma Murphy.

We also had a few interesting words from the new resident of Lucan House, His Excellency the Italian Ambassador Mr. Ruggero Corrias who was accompanied by his wife, Ms Vania Lorenzo. He is delighted to open the grounds of Lucan House once again to the public.


The Zara Curtis Academy treated us to some light footwork on the night – they are pictured here with Chairman of the Festival, Joe Byrne, along with the Italian Ambassador and his wife.
(Photo by Paul Butler)

We extend best wishes to the Festival Committee and all those taking part, and look forward to a very enjoyable week ahead.



New Beginnings for some ………

“the whining school-boy with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like a snail
Unwillingly to school.”
William Shakespeare

You’d be hard-pressed to find a schoolchild fit the above description these days. It was lovely to see all the boys and girls return excitedly to their schools, and we send special good wishes to the little ones going to big school for the first time, and also to those making their debut at secondary level.

All the teachers deserve a mention also – no doubt they are looking forward to hearing all the tales of summer gone……….

September 2, 2022 - 8:53pm

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