Join us for Family Fun at the Lucan  Festival

It’s the final Hurrah of the Summer! While technically we are in Autumn, Lucan village is going to be hopping for their annual Village Festival.  It’s the 10th anniversary of this family festival which promotes life in the gorgeous village.  The Airport Hopper is delighted to take part in this year’s festival and to celebrate our integral part in the Lucan community. The Lucan Festival will take place of  3 Action Packed Fun-Filled Days:


The festival will literally kick off with a bang with an amazing display of fireworks at the Weir in the heart of the village. Make sure that you are in place at 8.20pm as the firework will go off around 9 pm. Following the pyrotechnic display, raid your wardrobes and head to  Kenny’s Courtney’s and Carroll’s for the Annual fancy dress competition.


The scenic grounds of the Italian Gardens and Residence Lucan House will play host to the Festival Fundraiser.  Expect to see Falcon Display, Fighting Kites, Ukelele Band and Acrobatic Group.  Kids will love playing with Ivan the Viking, Mr Bubbles and the Messy Play Area for Tots.  This fundraiser will charge €5 for Adults and Children under 12 are free with an adult.  Children will also have to help round up the Gnomes which are roaming around the village!


This is the highlight of the festival and it promises to be an exceptional day. Come and find the Airport Hopper Team close to the Main Stage and get your face painted and have a chat with our friendly staff.  The Duck Race will be at 4:30 in the afternoon following the rafting over Lucan’s stunning wier.  Lucan Village will be rocking to the Sweet sounds of the Rock Stage with 8 bands strutting their stuff.  On the opposite of the village beside  Kenny’s Pub, you will find the second stage which will feature local Children’s  Groups and Community Entertainers.

Airport Hopper

Now for the bad news…To facilitate the Festival, we are not going to be able to travel through Lucan Village on Sunday. We will be travelling from Leixlip down the N4, re-entering at  Stop 10 the ST. EDMUNDSBURY (Opposite Woodies) Stop.  Please note we cannot serve  Stop  7 at Lucan Spa,  Stop 8 Topaz,  Stop 9 Chalet Gardens on Sunday the 9th of September. 

The Good news is that we have doubled our Week Day Peak Time Services from Maynooth to Dublin Airport travelling through Lucan.