The Lucan Parade is organised by community volunteers. We are a not for profit organisation and all funds raised goes into creating a free day out for families in Lucan.
The parade will assembly and commence at the large green located at Green Park Road / Westbrook Park / Hillcrest Close in Hillcrest (adjacent to Tesco) from 2pm, be in place by 2:30pm.
The Parade commences at 3pm sharp and proceeds down Dodsboro Road, under the N4 bridge onto the Leixlip Road, past McDonalds, onwards towards The Bally Alley pub, and into Lucan Village, turning left at Courtneys, past the review stand located outside the Muitir na Tire hall, and disperses up through the village past the Italian Embassy.
The parade takes two hours approximately to complete the route.
There is no fee to enter the parade.
In addition to the parade we organise free face painting, clowns and balloons, music and other entertainment in the village and along the parade route.
The Lucan St. Patricks Day Parade was established in 1991. The first meeting was held in the “Parade Room” in Lucan Garda Station. The picture below is of the first meeting of the parade, left to right Paschal Kirwan, Mary Meehan, Garda John Sheeran, Inspector Willie McGee, Garda Pat Doyle, the late Peter Brady P.C., and Barbara Cummins. Photo taken by Caroline Brady.
The parade committee meet every second Monday each month in the evening commencing in September each year in the Lucan Spa Hotel. Weekly meetings from February in the run up to the parade. Pictured below on 15th March 2023 left to right sitting are Marcin Witowski, Sergent Paul Moran, Sanjeeb Barik, Caroline Brady, Denise Edwards, and Sam Cummins. Standing left to right are Aedan O’Duil, Peter Brady, Emma Kirwan, and Leighann Spollen.