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February Meeting

We are holding our February meeting in the Cardinal O’Fiaich Library, Moy Road, Armagh on Friday, 16th February at 10.30am. 

Our speaker this month is Billy Stewart, Crime Prevention Officer for ABCCouncil .

The Committee recently decided that EVERYONE attending the monthly meeting should contribute a £1 to the “pot” whether you have coffee & biscuits or not as it’s becoming more and more difficult balancing the books! Also, could everyone please sign the U3a Attendance book which (hopefully!) will be fairly close to the coffee dispensing table.

Out to Lunch Bunch

Margaret Oakes has come up trumps again and organised out-to-lunch events. 

There are two lunches, and to ensure that as many members have a chance of attending we are initially asking you to book for only ONE of these. 

If places are available on either date after this first offer we will advertise these again. These are….

  • Thursday, 22nd February at 12 45 pm.
  • Restaurant One Eighty Dungannon Catering College 
  • There are 25 places available
  • The costs are – 2 courses £11 or 3 courses £15 ( Both include tea or coffee)
  • This will be paid on the day.
  • Thursday 29th February at 12.30 pm
  • Newry Catering College   
  • There is a maximum of 16 places
  • The cost of Lunch is £10. (Paid in advance)

To indicate interest please email Margaret on clearly indicating which event you wish to attend and the number of places required.

Christmas Lunch (Update)

Just a reminder of the u3a Christmas Lunch on Friday 19th January in the Armagh City Hotel. Pre Lunch drinks at 12.15 with the meal at 1.00pm. The cost is £25 (subsidised). Margaret Oakes, Ann Cassidy and Tim Hanna will be in the foyer of the City Hotel between 10.30 and 12.00 next Friday 5th January to take payments and bookings if you haven’t already done so. You can still use the link below to reserve your place (or do it in person next Friday) and the menu is attached below.

Click on this link


Christmas Quiz


Yes we are pleased to announce that our Xmas Quiz has returned after last year’s COVID postponement. So get your diaries out

This is to be held in the Cardinal O’Fiaich Library on December 15th 

Doors open at 10.30 am and the quiz starts at 11.00 am.

Don’t worry, it’s a fun quiz with easy questions needing little detailed knowledge.

As before, the last round is a Hoots Mon! round where I try to raise your knowledge of all things Scottish with an extra special prize of a bottle of whisky for the team getting the best score on this round.

 Again there are VERY expensive prizes for the winners and runners up

Xmas food treats, coffee and if we can manage even mulled wine at the start. 

Teams of up to 5 but these can be arranged on the day so you don’t need to come mob handed. And it only costs £2/person

See you all then … I can hardly wait!

p.s. Xmas fancy dress optional

Christmas Lunch

Armagh & District u3a wishes to invite you to our Christmas Lunch

This will be held on January 19th in the Armagh City Hotel.

Pre Lunch drinks from 12.15 pm with the meal at 1.00 pm.

The cost is £25 (subsidised)

If you intend to come, click on the link below to tell us the names (a maximum of 2) and the choice of Starter and Main course from the menu at the end of this

Click on this link ➡️

There will be opportunities to pay for tickets at the u3a Xmas Quiz on December the 15th and on a January date and place that we confirm in a follow-up email.

We hope to see you ALL then!

November Meeting

We are holding our November meeting in the Cardinal O’fiaich Library, Moy Road, Armagh on Friday 17th November at 10.30am. 

Our speaker this month is Canon Jim Campbell and he will be giving an illustrated talk on the life and times of Sir John Lavery, Artist.

Coincidentally the National Gallery of Ireland is hosting a major exhibition entitled “Lavery On Location” which runs until mid-January 2024 and has apparently been described as “exceptional” and “dreamy, dreamy, dreamy.” So hopefully we’ll all be inspired to jump on the train to Dublin to see for ourselves!

Groups – What’s happening

The following groups are currently meeting for details please contact the respective convenors:


Bridge is meeting online and in person.

Cycling and walking groups


Local History

Out-to-Lunch Bunch



Tai Chi

The following groups are not currently meeting but hope to resume when people are comfortable meeting up indoors again:

Family History




Wine Appreciation

Check the monthly newsletter for the latest information on what’s happening or what will be happening.

Singing Group

U3a choir/ singing group restarting Monday, 9th October at 4:00 pm.  
We have got a wonderful accompanist in Rodney Spence and would really welcome some new members. Including men (don’t worry there is already a decent cohort)
This is a singing for fun group so you don’t have to be a diva nor be able to read music and it goes without saying that it’s a very friendly group of people!
If interested please text or phone Eleanor 07753616069 for further details.