Lusk Athletic Club athletes have taken part in lots of races recently such as the 21st World Mountain Running championships held in Ireland for the first time, The Portmarnock Beach 5K, The Ratoath AC and Dublin Half Marathons and the Dublin 5K road race championships.Two outstanding achievements by Lusk AC athletes were Stephen Brennan completing the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc and Ann Robinson winning a silver medal at the 21st World Masters Mountain running championships.Lusk Athletic Club also hosted the 1st round of the Dublin Juvenile cross-country league on Sunday 18th September. Thanks to all who organised this event and to the many club and community volunteers who helped us to put on what was a very successful series of races. Great running by all our juvenile athletes in their 1st race of the season.We also welcomed Irish Olympian, Mick Clohisey to the club where he put on a coaching session for our Dublin Marathon training group and passed on key marathon training insights. Lusk AC have approximately 50 athletes in training for the eagerly awaited return of the Dublin Marathon set to take place on Sunday 30th October. New members are always welcome at Lusk AC and our Al certified coaches will help you improve whether you are a runner or you prefer field events such as Discus, Hammer, High Jump, Shot Putt, Javelin. Training every Tuesday & Thursday from 6.55pm at the Hub on Rathmore Road.

Lusk Athletic Club athletes have taken part in lots of races recently such as the 21st World Mountain Running championships held in Ireland for the first time, The Portmarnock Beach 5K, The Ratoath AC and Dublin Half Marathons and the Dublin 5K road race championships.Two outstanding achievements by Lusk AC athletes were Stephen Brennan completing the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc and Ann Robinson winning a silver medal at the 21st World Masters Mountain running championships.Lusk Athletic Club also hosted the 1st round of the Dublin Juvenile cross-country league on Sunday 18th September. Thanks to all who organised this event and to the many club and community volunteers who helped us to put on what was a very successful series of races. Great running by all our juvenile athletes in their 1st race of the season.We also welcomed Irish Olympian, Mick Clohisey to the club where he put on a coaching session for our Dublin Marathon training group and passed on key marathon training insights. Lusk AC have approximately 50 athletes in training for the eagerly awaited return of the Dublin Marathon set to take place on Sunday 30th October. New members are always welcome at Lusk AC and our Al certified coaches will help you improve whether you are a runner or you prefer field events such as Discus, Hammer, High Jump, Shot Putt, Javelin. Training every Tuesday & Thursday from 6.55pm at the Hub on Rathmore Road.

05/09/22, Lusk, Co. Dublin – Lusk Junior Parkrun hosted its first Teddy Bear Picnic on 28th August to mark the end of summer. Despite the Irish weather, it was a huge success with 50 children taking part in the 2k course. For the picnic afterwards; Children brought blankets and their favourite cuddly toy and enjoyed a large spread of fresh fruit and delicious treats. We also had some music and bubbles which added to the atmosphere! The adults and siblings joined in the fun too! We wish to thank Country Crest for providing a very large fruit hamper and drinks, Fyffes for providing bananas for all the children and Keoghs for providing large boxes of crisps. Your donations were above and beyond our expectations and nothing went to waste. Our volunteer group also baked and donated additional drinks, fruits and treats. Thank you to everyone involved for making it such a huge success.Lusk Junior parkrun started on 22nd May and is going from strength to strength. We currently have 121 children registered of which 111 have completed at least 1 junior parkrun, and 15 children have already been presented with wristband (11/21/50 runs). There is always a lot of excitement on arrival to see what music we have selected for our warm up and who is next to receive their wristband! Lusk Junior Parkrun is a free event held every Sunday morning at 9.20am at Lusk Sports Hub, Rathmore Road. Run by local volunteers, it is open to all children from ages 4-14 years and can cater to children of all abilities, as we like to say, “it’s a run not a race; just do it at your own pace!” Anyone interested in joining us simply needs to register for free in advance at www.parkrun.ie/register then bring along the barcode you will receive by email. Parents are free to join their child in running, however, only children will be recorded. For more information, please contact Siobhan Connor (Event Director) by email or through Facebook page: Facebook:acebook.com/lusksportshubjuniorparkrun or our Email: lusksportshubjuniors@parkrun.com or the Website:.parkrun.ie/lusksportshub-juniors/

The first exhibition to be featured in the Lusk Community Cultural Centre will be a time-capsule of Lusk village in 1943. This exhibition explores the materials, craftsmanship and design details of vernacular houses surveyed in Lusk in 1943. It forms part of a wider collection of the Folklife Architectural Archive conserved by the National Museum of Ireland. This archive constitutes a very special time-capsule of the vernacular buildings in Lusk in the 1940’s. Lusk Community Council is particularly proud that this is the first exhibition to be hosted in the newly developed Lusk Community Cultural Centre, an iconic vernacular cottage that has been redeveloped and repurposed as a cultural centre for Lusk. Lusk Community Council wishes to acknowledge the support of Creative Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland in bringing this exhibition back to Lusk.

The new Fingal Development Plan has moved into its next phase of Councillors Motions seeking to alter the development of Lusk between 2023 – 2029. Once again Councillors from outside of the Rush and Lusk area are bringing forward motions that seek to alter the development of the area. Speaking at a community meeting Cllr O’Donoghue outlined the potential changes brought forward on the agenda for Development Plan. He stated, ‘I find our current planning system absurd. Councillors from outside of our area, with no planning expertise, can bring forward motions to change the face of our area, permanently, without reference to the community and in contradiction of the professional FCC planner’s advice, planners who have at previous rounds of the development plan have recommended the rejected such proposals.’He explained, ‘the red areas on the map, seek to change rural land (RU) for residential development (RA). These would add potentially 1,300 – 1,800 units to an area that already has ample land zoned for residential requirements. The blue area, which is 2.5 times the current size of Lusk, seeks to have the area scoped for future usage in contradiction to the Fingal Policy of not allowing the self-sustaining towns of Rush and Lusk coalesce together. The sustainable development of the area should be done through the forthcoming Local Area Plans which allows the community, Councillors and professional planners to craft a planner-led development of the area. This potential diktat by motion, without community input is unfair and unsustainable.’ O’Donoghue continued, ‘in the coming weeks (Sept 20th – Oct 14th) these motions will be debated by the Councillors in FCC, I would encourage members of the community to write to their 40 Councillors opposing these motions, whose numbers are referenced in the map. Contact details are publicly available at : https://www.fingal.ie/council/councillors’

The Lusk Mens walk and talk group meet at the Hub car park at 7:00pm every Monday for their weekly walk. This is open to all men and it’s an opportunity just get out of the house, have a nice walk, clear the head and have a chat if you wish. You can do it as a once off or every week, no joining necessary, just turn up. This group is organised by Ciaran Russell, so if you want to introduce yourself to him and before long you will find you have made new friends. So why not let any friends or neighbours know about it as new members are alaways welcome

The Lusk Guild resumed their monthly meetings in September after a well- deserved break over the
Summer. The day and time for future monthly meetings has changed. The monthly meeting will now take place on the first Tuesday of the month in Lusk Scout Den from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.

Joining our meeting on Tuesday 4 th October we will have a guest Speaker from Fingal County Council giving a talk on the Age Friendly Homes Program so be sure to put this date in your diary.

In addition to our monthly meetings we also have a range of activities for ladies who like to keep fit. Mon, Tue and Thurs – Tai Chi -Tuesday 11.00 - 12.00 – Chair Yoga - Tuesday 11.30 - 12.30 - Exercises in the Hub /when weather is bad we do exercises in the oldchurch. - Saturday 11am – meet Rush South Beach car park for sea swimming. This is just a small selection of our activities so join us for some fun as new members are always welcome. You can also contact us through our Facebook page. More good news our annual Christmas Market will take place on Sunday the 4th December in Lusk Scout Den. Santa will be joining us as he heard there are lots of very good boys and girls in Lusk so make sure to save the date!!

Over the summer months Junsa have continued their training sessions both in the Lusk scout den and in Corduff national school where we have gained new members.Full training schedules will resume in September and we are always welcoming new members in beginner and advanced groups and during the summer we have had past pupils start training again. Have a look at our pics of our club members over the years and at present. New members are always welcome!

It has been a very busy few summer months for Lusk Athletic Club athletes who continue to train and race and with things returning to normal there has been a glut of races to take part in which were postponed during the last two years. The Dublin Graded Track & Field meetings finished with the final event at Lucan Athletic stadium on the 3rd of August. Lusk AC athletes performed brilliantly in the 8 meetings in both track races and field events. Some club members were competing for the first time and others improved their PBs.From 5K to the Marathon our athletes have been running some great times, all the hard work during the first 6 months of the year now paying off. Lusk Athletic Club were well represented in the Fingal 10K around Swords in July and thanks to our large group of volunteers at this event. Sheila Bourke and Emma Przymusinska have been burning up the local Parkruns in Ardgillan and Donabate on Saturday mornings with one or the other usually finishing as the first female most weeks. Well done to all our members who set new Parkrun or Junior Parkrun PBs.Lusk Athletic Club welcomes all members back to training! Most groups have now resumed training from Tuesday 6th September. New members are always very welcome, runners, throwers, jumpers, training on Tuesday & Thursday from 7pm at the Hub, Rathmore Road. Please contact us via our social media or Luskacpro@gmail.com Our Fit4Life & Fit4Youth 5K training programmes return on Tuesday the 13th of September and both programmes are designed to help complete beginners or those returning to running after a layoff complete a 5K in 10 weeks! Open to all in the community and across North County Dublin. Register at luskathleticclub.ie/registration-2022/

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We had a busy and exciting summer in Thomas Ashe Park with our Club Camp and our Kellogg’s Cúl Camp taking place. We had a fantastic turnout for both camps with over 350 children taking part this year. The camps were packed full of games, camogie/hurling, football, challenges, waterfights and plenty of fun. We thank all the wonderful coaches and our GPO Gerry for making our camps such a wonderful experience this year. We hope everyone had a great time in Round Towers Lusk this summer. We are always looking for new players to join our Juvenile and Adult Teams so please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in joining us. Contact:roundtowersluskpro@gmail.com for further details.