Lucan is a suburb of Dublin located about 16km west of the city center, on the N4 and very close to Dublin’s ring road ‘The M50′. It’s a picturesque town situated on the banks of the River Liffey and is made up of two parts ‘Old Lucan’ and ‘New Lucan’. Old Lucan consists of smaller roads and little shops and is the main town centre, whereas New Lucan, located outside of the valley and stretching out as far as Clondalkin, is home to the many new housing developments and major roadways. Read on for more…
Public transport – how to get about…
Lucan offers easy access to and from the city centre with a number of public transport options to choose from. There’s a railway station, and Dublin Bus operates a regular bus service to/from the area as does the Night-Link service. As part of the’Transport 21′ plan, Lucan has a proposed Luas Line that will be completed by 2012. There’s also a feederbus service that runs from The Liffey Valley Shopping Centre to and from the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.
The Liffey Valley Shopping Centre…
The Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is a must when in Lucan and offers first class facilities and the very latest in fashion. Here’s a list of shops available at the centre:
Abrakebabra, Argento, Argos, Atlantic Homecare, a|wear, B&Q, Bagel Bar, Barratts, Bay Trading, BB’s, Benetton, Best Menswear, Birthdays, Bohemian Bijoux, Boots, Budget Travel,
Burger King, Burtons, Byrnes Bookstore & World Of Wonder, Café Kylemore, Cafe Revive,
Carpetright, Carphone Warehouse, Carraig Donn, Champion Sports, Claires Accessories,
Clarks, Coast, Cosmopolitan Brides, Costa Coffee, Currys, D G Nissan Ltd, Diesel, Dixons, Dorothy Perkins, Dunnes Stores , Easons, Ecco, Eddie Rockets, Envy, Ernest Jones, Esprit,
Evans, Fields, First Active plc, Friends, Fuji Centre, Gala Cabs, Game, Gift Vouchers, Golden Discs, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, H&M, H.Samuel, Halfords Superstore, Happy Talk, Harry Corry, Harry Ramsden, Jane Norman, Japan, Jeanscene, Jim Langans, JJB Sports, John David Sports, KFC, La Senza, Ladybird, Lifestyle Sports, Liffey Valley Renault, LIFFEY VALLEY SC, Magnet Kitchens, Marks & Spencer, McDonalds, Meteor, Millie’s Cookies – What we’re all about, Miss Selfridge, Monsoon, Nationwide Tiles, Next, O’Briens, Oasis, Office, PC World, Perfume Direct, Permanent TSB, Peter Marks, Pizza Hut, Principles, Promod, Quicksilver, Quiznos Subs, River Island, Schuh, Shop Mobility, Sky Digital, Sony Centre, Spud U Like, Spur Steakhouse, Starbucks, Suits you & youngs hire, Sunglass Hut, Sweet Factory, The Body Shop, The Creche, The Health Store, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, Topshop, Tribe, Tropical Juice, Tuthills, Vision Express, Vodafone, Vue Cinemas, Walker & Hall, Wallis, Warehouse, Westland Motor Group and Zumo Fresh Juice Bar.
What to do in the area…
Looking for fun and adventure for the Kids? Then look no further, Fort Lucan located in Westmanstown is sure to thrill and entertain the little ones and there’s a lovely restaurant and café area as well where you can relax as you observe. Fort Lucan is suitable for children aged between 2 and 14, and offers the very latest in adventure. Features include water-slides, crazy golf, go-karting, forty foot slide, and the latest and thrilling edition to Fort Lucan; The Raging River Ride.
Find out more about Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventure Centre.
Lucan has its very own 18 hole parkland golf course. Established in 1897 Lucan Golf Course has today become a very popular location with all golfing enthusiasts. It’s a very well maintained golf course with excellent facilities, a clubhouse and bar.
Find out more about Lucan Golf Course.
Lucan is steeped in history and a prominent feature in the town is Lucan House. This is a magnificent late 18th century Georgian house and was once the location of Sarsfield’s Castle. Lucan House has been the home to The Italian Ambassador of Ireland for over 50 years and one of very few historic houses used today as a family residence and not a museum. On the grounds of Lucan House is a spa that attracted many people in previous years who believed it had great healing powers! There is also a beautiful Nature Reserve in Lucan, further details on Wild Fowl Reserves Liffey Valley.
Lucan has an abundance of restaurants and pubs to choose from as well as plenty of activities and much to see and do, so why not take a trip to Lucan and discover it for yourself?