Vikings set to be let loose at this year’s Lucan Festival

by Padraig Conlon
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The Vikings are coming to Lucan to make merry and meet the locals for a weekend of festivities.

The visit from the Nordic invaders is all part of this years’ Lucan Festival which is set to take place from 6th to 8th September.

It will be the eleventh outing for the very popular local festival which has grown year on year since first launching in 2009.

It all kicks off on Friday night, 6th September with a spectacular Fireworks Display at 9pm which spectators can watch from Weirview.

Immediately after the fireworks the Vikings will arrive above the Weir in their wooden Longboat with torches blazing.

On Saturday they will take up abode in the grounds of Lucan House and will display their way of life and also show their prowess in weapons with a display of swords, axes and other assorted items.

As well as this they’ll stage a fight which will show how fearsome they were!

Their Longboat will be moored alongside the bank of the Liffey and you can see them on the Saturday by coming along to the gates of Lucan House with admission €5 for adults (children U12 free) from 1pm to 4.45pm.

Among other attractions that day will be music performed by Lucan Ceoltas and Ukulele Band, a Bird Display and demonstration and information on the House and its former inhabitants.

Five paintings by Thomas Roberts of the Demesne from 1760 will be on display and there is approximately 28 acres of beautiful parkland to walk in.

All of the above on the Saturday is available thanks to the Italian Ambassador Mr Paolo Serpi and his wife Mrs Maria Gabriela Echeverri Serpi.

Local musicians, dancers, actors and comedians are all welcome to showcase their skills at the Lucan Festival 2019.

Just send them an email to: [email protected]

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