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Lucan Community College will reopen tomorrow Wednesday 18th October


We wish to inform all of our school community that Lucan Community College will reopen tomorrow morning, Wednesday October 18th.

We hope that everyone stayed safe during the storm and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back after the last few days of havoc arising from ex-hurricane Ophelia.

See you all in the morning.

Lucan Community College to remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th October

Lucan Community College has been instructed by the Department of Education and Skills to remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday 17th October, due to the effects of tropical storm Ophelia.

Transition Year students are advised to begin their work experience on Tuesday morning if it is safe to do so. Students undertaking work experience should contact employers to ensure the work place is open and to take care when travelling to their work placements.

Transition Year students involved in Tenderfoot are notified that it will not run tomorrow due to the schools closure. It will reopen on Wednesday 18th October.

A decision on whether the scheduled events due to be held in the college on Tuesday evening can go ahead will be taken tomorrow once the school building has been assessed. These events include the 6th year parents meeting and the Board of Management meeting.

The school will reopen to all students on Wednesday 18th October.

We remind all members of our school community to stay safe for the duration of the storm.

Lucan Community College to remain closed on Monday October 16th due to Storm Ophelia

Lucan Community College will remain closed tomorrow, Monday October 16th, as instructed by the Department of Education and Skills. The Department of Education and Skills has publicly informed all schools, colleges and other education institutions that they are to remain closed on Monday 16th October due to the imminent Storm Ophelia.

The Department’s decision was made following discussions with members of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning and in light of the advice from Met Éireann on this unprecedented storm.

The Parents Association special event with John Lonergan which was due to take place tomorrow evening in the college is also cancelled.

All Transition Year students due to start their work experience tomorrow are advised to contact their work placements to explain that the school has advised students to remain at home tomorrow for safety reasons. Transition Year students involved in Tenderfoot tomorrow are also advised that it is cancelled tomorrow.

Teachers due to attend PDST inservice training tomorrow are advised that all training has been cancelled.

Lucan Community College will reopen on Tuesday October 17th for all students.

We remind all of our school community to stay safe.



School Clean Up Initiative

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Transition Year School Clean Up Initiative


66 Transition Year volunteers donned their cleaning gear and picked up their brushes, mops and leaf blowers this week to really give the school a much needed lift. The students spent a whole day cleaning every nook and cranny of the college building.


The initiative was conceived by Mr Duffy, who is also heavily involved in our Green Schools programme in the college. As we wait for the addition of our new extension, and a much needed refresh of our current building, staff and students both felt the existing building could do with some extra TLC to match the care that occurs in every classroom. Mr Duffy and his team of volunteers answered the cleaning call.


The need for this extra care is front of our minds as a school community as we approach our 30th anniversary. We want to sincerely thank all of the student volunteers and teachers involved with this wonderful ‘giving back’ initiative.

As a community we are so proud that so many of our transition year students wanted to improve the place where all members of our school community come to learn.

Postponement of 6th year CAO Information evening

Due to a large number of requests to postpone the 6th year information meeting due to the Irish soccer match this evening, we have decided to reschedule it to Tuesday 17th October at 7.30pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.

6th Year Management Team & Guidance Department

Clothing donations sought to raise funds


Lucan Community College Parents Association is seeking clothing donations to raise funds for the college. Clothing donations can be dropped off after 9am to the reception area of the college on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October.

The Parents Association welcomes donations of shoes, handbags, belts and general clothing. However, they ask that no bed linen be included in any donations.

Students can drop off their families clothing donations before 8.55am registration on both days or parents can drop off donations after 9am. Members of the Parents Association will be on hand to collect the items on both days – making it a good opportunity to meet other parents and find out more about the great work the Parents Association does.

We urge all members of our school community to support this great initiative. Hopefully it will give an opportunity to get rid of some wardrobe clutter and raise important funds in the process.

Special Parents Association Meeting with John Lonergan October 16th


Lucan Community College’s Parents Association are delighted to announce that their next meeting will feature John Lonergan, the former Prisoner Governor of Mountjoy for 24 years and current author and motivational speaker, as their very special guest speaker.

This special Parents Association meeting will take place in the College on Monday October 16th at 7.30pm. All parents and friends of the college are invited to attend and we are sure there will be massive demand for this exciting event.

John Lonergan will be speaking about parenting after recently publishing a book on the topic, Parenting: Raising Your Child in Ireland Today. His philosophy of parenting and practical advise on raising children is likely to be a fascinating talk and sure to be of interest to all parents in our school community.

At the Parents Association John Lonergan will also speak about his life, his job as Prisoner Governor in the country’s toughest prison as well as the aforementioned challenges of parenting in modern Ireland.

If you have not yet attended a Parents Association event, please make this your first meeting as it is not one to be missed. As always, all parents are warmly welcomes to this Parents Association event and we hope to see you there on the night.

We would encourage those attending to make a small donation to the Barnardos children’s charity on the night to support the great work they do with vulnerable children and their families across the country.

Adventure of a lifetime in Delphi


The TY students recently travelled along the wild Atlantic way, deep into wild Connemara to Delphi Adventure Centre for their TY school trip this October 2017. The buses rolled out of Lucan with almost 150 students on-board as dawn was breaking on Monday with the students all nervously excited to undertake their first trip of this new school year.


On arrival, the students were immediately assigned groups and began their varied and colourful activities with bog swimming, archery, abseiling, high ropes and bushcraft just a sample of the many activities students could experience and enjoy. After an afternoon full of fun the students returned tired having sucked in buckets of fresh Connemara air.


After a restful night’s sleep, for most but not all, the activities began again early on a bright Tuesday morning with surfing, peer jumping, rock climbing, team challenges examples of the adventures on offer. After another very full day of activity and adventure, and with tired limbs and smiling faces, the buses departed from Delphi brimming with tired but joyful students.


Arriving back long after nightfall the students wearily headed home for a well-deserved sleep. A big thanks to TY coordinator, Ms Williams, for organizing the trip, the TY tutors (Ms Bean, Mr Carey, Ms Healy, Ms Flynn, Ms Joy) and Mr Purcell for giving up their time to supervise the trip.


In a little under 40 hours together the TY students will have formed new bonds with classmates, new friends with previous strangers and new memories that will with last them forever. An adventure of a lifetime.