It takes a village

“It was a lovely day in Lucan yesterday, the sun shone on the village, and we had a great parade with 38 groups marching in the parade” said Caroline Brady Parade organiser, “It takes a village to create such a great event, well done to everyone from the committee, to the all the groups, and all the people who came out to enjoy the day”. The parade comprised of approx 2,000 people marching. “There were huge crowds from the start of the parade at Tesco in Hillcrest, all the way along the route, and a great crowd in the village. The parade was bigger and more colourful than ever. Every club wore their colours, demonstrated their skills, and gave their clubs shouts all the way along the route.” Caroline said.

Caroline continued “The children particularly enjoyed the day, they danced, played cricket for us, showed us how to use a hurl, did some boxing sparing, really we saw everything that the clubs do in Lucan at the review stand and all along the route. A great turnout for Lucan. The children having a good time and enjoying themselves is the primary reason we organise the parade. It was hugely successful”.

For entertainment the Lucan Concert Band performed at the Spar in Dodsboro, the St. James Brass and Reed band performed at the AIB, in the parade performing were the Lucan Gospel Choir, the Lucan Dew Drop Band, Maharashtra Mandal Ireland, the Chinese community with the dragons, and the Finglas Marching and Concert Band.


Prizes were awarded as follows:

Parade Marshall Award – Stagg Cycles and Lucan Cycle Club
Peter Brady perpetual cup for Best in Parade – Goldwing Owners Club
Paddy Kenny perpetual trophy for Best turned out group – Na Gaeil Óga CLG
Jim Toner perpetual award for Best Commercial entry – RTH Remi the Handyman
Munitir na Tire prize – Serena Brady Academy of Dance
Circle K prize – AGP FC
Best Performance – Lucan Gospel Choir
Best Individual Entry – Andri Kryzhanivskyi
Most Energetic – Lucan United FC
Most Entertaining – Lucan Dew Drops
Most Colourful – Lucan Chinese Community
Parade Marshall

Parade Marshall

This year Lucan welcomed Dublin Senior and Lucan Sarsfield’s GAA goal keeper Abby Shiels as 2024 Parade Marshall. Abby is the winner of the 2023 ZuCar Golden Glove award. She is also the top goalie in the country having brought home to Lucan the All Star Award for her goalkeeper position in 2023 which is the highest standard in Ladies Senior Football. She is the first Lucan lady to bring this prestigious award home to Lucan. Abby’s accomplishments are an amazing achievement and an example for all young people in Lucan who aspire to participate in sport at a high standard.

Abby arrived at the review stand in the vintage Barberstown Castle car.