Festival open to all groups and cultures in community
LUCAN Festival is back this year and will operate a full schedule of events from September 5-11, reports Maurice Garvey.
The week’s entertainment includes a family fun day in the village, a fireworks display, and historical tours, along with a Viking boat arriving on the weir.
Lucan Festival 2022 is a community-based festival and provides an opportunity for all groups and cultures in the area.
There will be guided two-hour historical tours of the village, historical lectures, including a talk about people who fought in the War of Independence who are buried in Esker Graveyard.
On Friday, September 9, at 9pm, there will be a fireworks display at the weir. This will also see the arrival of Vikings and their long boat on the water.
There will be forums throughout the week for primary school children to meet pupils of bygone years.
By permission of the newly arrived Italian Ambassador Mr Ruggero Corrias, the grounds of Lucan House will be open from 1pm to 5 pm on the Saturday.
This is the main fundraising event for the Lucan Festival committee.
Admission is €5 for adults, and free for children under the age of 12.
Details of the attractions in the grounds will be published closer to the week of the festival.
A family fun day is scheduled to take place in the village on Sunday, September 11, featuring a wide variety of activities and performances.
This includes a gardai, a pet farm, children’s train, puppet show, historical slide shows and model railway in St Andrews Parish Centre, Lucan Tram, steam engine, Vikings, street entertainers, bouncy castles, local groups and lots of food stalls.
Lucan Festival Committee members are in the early planning stages and are speaking to local groups in the greater Lucan area.
They hope that local music groups will join them on stage during the festival.
Application forms will be ready soon.
Contact Lucan Festival Committee on their Facebook page for further details.