Lucan (from the Irish word Leamhcán, meaning "place of the elms") is a suburban town and picturesque village with an abundance of character, located on the doorstep of Dublin.
Located 8 miles west of Dublin city centre along the River Liffey and beyond the Strawberry Beds, Lucan is a village that is steeped in history and charm with period buildings from Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian times. With 30 minutes free car parking available, visitors can avail of a wide range of cafes, restaurants, pubs or a visit to the quaint village green to feed the ducks at the Griffeen River.
Other attractions include Lucan Bridge, Lucan House (Italian Embassy), St. Catherine's Park, Lucan Weir and promenade. Local sports clubs include Hermitage Golf Club, Lucan Golf Club, Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club, Lucan Harriers Athletics Club, Weston Hockey Club, Adamstown Cricket Club and numerous soccer clubs including Lucan United FC, Esker Celtic FC and Beech Park FC.