Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the quaint and historic village of Lucan is home to a friendly and welcoming community.
You will find all the essential amenities in safe, tranquil green surroundings, perfect for a stroll with the dog or a day out with the family.
A Balanced Life
Offering the best of both worlds, Lucan is a short drive from Dublin City Centre, where you can sample the delights of a cosmopolitan lifestyle, or immerse yourself in nature and history in Ireland’s Ancient East; County Kildare.
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, one of Ireland’s biggest and best, is home to leading brands such as Marks & Spencer, Dunnes Stores , Top Shop and Miss Selfridge alongside the Vue cinema and a wide range of restaurants and bars.
Lucan offers a superb selection of schools, making it a very attractive and desirable place for families. There are over 20 pre-schools in Lucan, giving parents lots of choice, making the area ideal location for young families. Some of these include; Kidsstart pre school, The Village Montessori pre school, Sweatpea pre school, Little folk pre school, Sunflowers crèche, Realta Montessori, Busy Kids Creche, Lucan East pre school, Little hands Montessori, Hansel & Gretel Playschool, Giraffe childcare, Tully Tots preschool, Cocoon Childcare
Primary & Secondary school
There are an abundance of schools in the vicinity include a mix of educate together, national schools & Gaelscoil's that provide a range of choice for new families moving to the area; Adamstown Educate Together, Griffeen Educate Together, Colaiste Cois Life, Esker Educate Together, Scoil Aine Naofa , St. Thomas' Primary School, Scoil Mhuire Primary School , St. John the Evangelist N.S. , St. Andrews National school,Lucan National Community School, Ashfield College, Scoil Mhuire Girls national school, Colaiste Phadraig, Lucan Community College
Local Bars, Cafes & Restaurants
There's a great selection of culinary delights to choose from in Lucan and the surrounding areas. With pubs a-plenty, ranging from the friendly traditional atmosphere of The Lord Lucan and Kenny's, to gastro pub style at Carroll's. As for restaurants, local favourites include Reeds On The River, Italian at Il Ponte Nuovo and Paesano's and Indian at Kasturi and Delhi Darbar. The Lucan Spa Hotel is another option, offering à la carte, bar and bistro dining in its different restaurants. It all depends on what you're after.
At Shackleton Park you'll be spoilt for choice for leisure and outdoor pursuits. The River Liffey flows through Lucan on its way to Dublin, and along its picturesque banks are many opportunities for walks and bike rides. The Griffeen also meanders through Griffeen Valley Park's 200 acres, and the ancient woodland of Vesey Park, atmospheric at any time of the year and a treasured natural resource. Golfers can get into friendly competition at a range of golf clubs in the area, Lucan Golf Club, The Hermitage Golf Club, and The K Club. And for an adrenaline rush, nothing beats Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland, where challenges include three huge waterslides, ziplines, go-karts and high tower walks - as well as gentler activities for the under fives.
The River Liffey flows through Lucan on its way to Dublin, and along its picturesque banks are many opportunities for walks and bike rides. The Griffeen also meanders through Griffeen Valley Park’s 200 acres, and the ancient woodland of Vesey Park, atmospheric at any time of the year and a treasured natural resource.
New Parks & Green Spaces
Shackleton Park itself will have its own park with playground, with a host of new parks and green areas being developed in the immediately surrounding areas.