10 Reasons Why Lucan Is 100% The Best Place In Dublin
♫ Go west! ♫
Think about this for a minute, I know the idea may seem scary, but think about this: not living in Dublin city centre.
Imagine a calm little village, that moves at gloriously slow pace, full of pubs and gardens.
That is Lucan.
The South Dublin suburb that you may think is just for families, but you'd be sorely mistaken.
Lucan has so much to offer that I'm quite happy living away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If I haven't managed to tempt you just yet, have a read of these reasons...
1. The steak on a stone at Carrolls
Carrolls is a relatively new gastro-pub to Lucan village, but it's quickly become a firm favourite among the locals. It's become famous for its steak on a stone, that's served with delish chips and salad.
Their cocktails are also unreal, and I've had one of the best Pornstar Martinis there. If you head there for dinner and drinks, you won't be disappointed.
2. It's the home of the rich and famous
Lucan was the (temporary) home of Jedward and Conor McGregor, so y'know, we basically put them on the map.
3. Bask in the nature of it all
Lucan is home to St. Catherine's Park, which you can access through a relaxing stroll through the Demesne.
One of my favourite things to do.
4. Hangover food heaven
There's nothing like waking up hungover as death, and all you need is something dirty to revive you.
Lucan has a glorious share of hangover food, from Thai to Indian to Chinese to good, old-fashioned chipper. You're practically spoiled for choice.
5. You're a stone's throw from Liffey Valley
Liffey Valley, with its recent Penneys addition, now has basically everything you need.
No need to head into the city centre anymore!
6. The only place for a big bag of cans
When the sun is shining, you can do no wrong than having a few sneaky drinks and a dip in the Weir.
Get down early, because it's usually jammers in the sunshine.
7. Tea and coffee galore
If cute coffee shops and tea rooms are your thing, then Lucan is the place for you.
There's coffee shops galore where you can relax with a cuppa and a scone. My favourite? The River Cafe, previously known as The Robin's Nest (RIP).
8. Thursday nights at Kennys
Get your general knowledge cap on for the weekly pub quiz at Kenneys, and if you lose, you can drown your sorrows in pints.
I see no downside.
9. Feeding the ducks
I don't care how old you are, anyone in Lucan will tell you that you can't resist feeding the ducks. C'est impossible.
10. Take a trip down the Liffey
Take your pick from kayaking or canoeing, and get in touch with your adventurous side as you go sailing down the river.
Convinced? Let us know in the comments.