A celebration of local women saw several groups from the Lucan area gather together.

The event in Finnstown Castle Hotel last Friday (29th), titled “Celebrating our community of Women,” was the brainchild of local councillor Liona O Toole.

Members from various local groups met up, gave presentations and shared their story about what each does.

“As a local representative and, as I lived in the area for many years now, I have people contacting me to ask me what groups are available in the area,” Liona told Dublin Gazette.

“While I was aware of the many groups in the area I knew many weren’t so this event, ‘Celebrating our community of women’ was to bring together some of these groups and let those know that they were unaware of the other groups.

“The presentations gave a great insight to the groups and the work they did, how often they meet, where they meet, which ones are free etc.

“I want to thank everyone who took part and who came to support it.

“I plan to make it a yearly event, introducing different groups each year.

“Hopefully members of the groups will take up something new.”

Among the groups who took part in Friday’s event were Lucan ICA, Clondalkin and Lucan Womens Network, Lucan and Regional President of Ahmadiyyah Muslim Association Ladies Section, Cindiui Dublin West, Forever living, Slimming World, Griffeen Junior Parkrun, Older Voices for Change and Sea of Change Choir.