Beyond the Painting – Lucan, Co. Dublin

PAinting of the weir at Lucan, Co Dublin

  • Lucan's Irish name Leamhcán  translates as “The place of the marshmallow plant”. The marshmallow plant was used to treat sprains and chest infections.
  • Archaelogists found evidence of a prehistoric settlement in Lucan in Vesey Park.
  • In 1758 a spa was discovered in Lucan making it a popular spot for people to visit from Dublin and the surrounding areas. A hotel and ballroom sprung out of this location because of this and the Spa Hotel still exists.
  • King John’s Bridge, rumoured to be the oldest bridge in Ireland, is in Lucan’s Griffeen Park.