Volunteer in Lucan

There is loads going on in and around Lucan so you should be able to find an organisation to volunteer with and have some fun in the process.

My recommendations;

Kerala House Carnival is a family fun day organised by the Irish Malayali Club. The event has taken place in the Lucan Centre at the top of Primrose Lane for the last number of years. Outdoors at the event is Family Fun, Children’s fun games, Face Painting, Bouncing Castle, Ball Throw, Penalty Shoot Out, Tug of War, Mega Thiruvathira, Cooking Competition, Food, and other stalls. Indoors at the event is the Magic show, Pet show, drawing competition, and Malayalam writing competition. On Stage at the event, Welcome address, Dance, Margam Kali, Ganamela, Chendamelam, Live bands, and much more. It was so much fun volunteering at the carnival, we were up at the crack of dawn, had lovely breakfast in Ryans Village Cafe, then we helped putting up barriers, marking out car parking spaces, managing the bouncing castles, and of course, our expertise, crowd management in the afternoon. Probably the best part, for us, was the over twenty stands of Indian food, to die for! Email keralahousedublin@yahoo.ie to volunteer.

Lucan Festival, takes place every year in September. The festival committee run a week long programme of cultural events e.g. an opportunity to visit Lucan House, tours of historical Lucan, talks, exhibitions, and then on the Sunday the village is full of bands, food stalls, street entertainment, etc. There are opportunities to join the organising Committee to help pull the festival together and also to volunteer on the day. Contact LucFestEvents@gmail.com Pictured at the 2023 Festival below Peter Brady, Caroline Brady, and John O’Brien, photo thanks to Paul Butler.

Lucan St. Patrick’s Day Parade, takes place every year on St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March. The parade starts at 3pm and finishes at 5pm. The organising Committee meet every week commencing in September, you might be interested in joining the committee and helping to put the parade together. There are also opportunities to volunteer on the day helping with setting up Barriers, the Review Stand, setting up and staffing the volunteer refreshment area in the Munitir na Tire building, crowd control, etc. etc. Contact LucanParade@GMail.com

Lucan St. Patrick's Day Parade 2023, volunteers

Lucan Tidy Towns, Lucan is Lovely because of this group and their hard work, that’s their core job and you will see them out and about collecting litter, weeding flower beds, painting, etc. etc. But that’s not all, they also get involved in environmental projects and responding to council policy, so there is lots of choice if you want to volunteer. Tools, gloves and hi viz provided. Contact lucantidytowns@gmail.com

Park Run, takes place every Saturday morning at 9:30am in Griffeen Valley Park. A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! Plenty of opportunity to Volunteer and participate. Contact Griffeen@ParkRun.com

South Dublin Volunteer Centre, this is a great resource for volunteers to find organisations and events throughout South Dublin County Council and for the organisations in the community it supports with volunteers. Contact info@VolunteerSouthDublin.ie

Volunteer in Lucan
Volunteer in Lucan