Lucan Library announces exciting line up of events for Heritage Week

by Padraig Conlon

Lucan Library have announced an exciting line up of events for Heritage Week which takes place next month.

Presented by Lucan Local History, there is something for all the family to educate, inspire and entertain.

Lego Heritage Workshop with Denise and Tony takes place on Thursday 22nd August, 12pm – 2pm. Children from 8 to 12 years of age will discover the hidden history of the Lucan area and will recreate some famous Lucan Landmarks with Lego.
Admission Free is and booking is via

The Rise of the Long Fellow Wednesday 21st August, 7pm – 8pm
As part of South Dublin County’s ‘Decade of Centenaries’programme, Dr David McCullagh, presenter of Prime Time on RTÉ One will give a lecture entitled ‘The rise of the Long Fellow’.
Admission is free to book a place drop in and ask or ring 01-6216422.

The 18th Century Dublin to Mullingar Toll Road talk Friday 22nd August, 2-4pm join John Colgan, Society for Old Lucan’s guest lecturer, for an illustrated talk on the history of the 18th-century Dublin to Mullingar toll road, which had a turnpike in Lucan.

Michael Moylan from Irish History Live will regale bloodthirsty children with the history of Medieval England not neglecting its Civil Wars, political intrigue and cruelty on Thursday 22nd August from 4.30 to 6.30pm. This event is for 8 to 12 year olds and admission is free
Booking is via

The History of The Lucan Tramway
Local Historian Joe Byrne will present a talk on the history of the now defunct Lucan Tramway, from its earliest appearance in 1881 to its eventual closure at the turn of the 19/20th Century. A real gem for Local History enthusiasts, this talk will take place on Saturday August 31st from 2 to 4pm and all are welcome!
Admission is free and you can book a place at the counter or ring 01-6216422.

Researching Local History with Dominic Price
Thursday the 22nd August from 6.30-8pm.
Historian and author, Dominic Price will give a talk on researching local history. If your passion is historical research, Dominic will introduce using such tools as Maps, Newspapers, Archives, Police Records and Church Archives to mention a few!
Admission is free. To book a place drop in and ask or ring at 01-6216422.

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