The Family History group meets on Wednesdays at 2:30 in the Irish and Local Studies Library, all welcome. There is no meeting in December but we will resume on January 9th, 2019
The convener for the group is Richard Burns, if you wish to contact him e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next Out to Lunch is set out below. The restaurant would like you to pre-order your selection from the menu. To simplify things, you can select 2 courses, Eleanor will collect your selection at the May General Meeting or you can contact Florence later in the month.
Date Friday 7 June 2019
Venue. County Armagh Golf Club
Please let me know your choice of menu before Tuesday 4 June
Breaded garlic mushrooms
Vegetable broth with crusty roll
Chicken Caesar salad
Irish roast beef, mash, roasted root veg and a rich gravy.
Fillet of salmon , mash, roasted root veg and lemon sauce.
Chicken fillet with Parma ham and Brie with homemade chips, salad and sun dried tomato sauce.
Choice available on the day.
Two courses. £14 ( to include tip )
Please try to have correct money with you.
This weeks walk has been organised by Mark Baillie, who writes:
I’ve confirmed with Beryl Suitor to expect our group on Thursday 16th May between approximately 1.00pm and 1.30pm. Arrangements similar to those previously circulated, that is:
“We will meet at 10:30 am at the Lower Car Park for Knockmany Forest, close to the lower of the two marked car parks on the attached map, that is, close to Grid Ref 539546. You get there by driving along the main road from Ballygawley to Augher, and then turning right at the mini-roundabout on the main road at Augher.
If it’s not too wet, I’ll suggest doing a variant of the walk called “Knockmany on the Wild Side”, which makes the walk slightly longer and a little more interesting for those who prefer to stray off the marked forest paths! The total length of the walk is about 5 miles and should take between 2 and 3 hours depending on how fast we go.
We’ll have coffee around 12:00 at the tomb. I’ll try to remember to bring the key in case there’s anyone on the walk who might like to look inside.
I’ve arranged with Beryl Suitor (Suitor Gallery, Ballygawley), that she should expect between approximately 10 and 15 of us for coffee and light refreshments at the Suitor Gallery between approximately 1.00pm and 1.30pm. I can confirm numbers and estimated time on the day.
Finally, Knockmany is a great place for people to walk with their dogs, so please note that well-behaved dogs are welcome! It’s usually quite all right for them to roam off the lead during the walk. I’ll probably be bringing our dog Lottie.”
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Weather permitting our next walk on Thursday, 18th April is one we have done before. We will go over three mountains Rocky, Tornamore and Pierces Castle. This is not as difficult as it sounds. Most of the climbing will be on a good path up Rocky followed by a pleasant undulating walk to Pierces Castle and then back down a good path to the car park. There is a good hotel in Hilltown for anyone who wants some tea ,coffee etc. Walking poles and boots are necessary.
The next general meeting will be held on the 15th May at 11:00 a.m. in the County Armagh Golf Club. Our speaker will be Mathew Walker, who hales from the Temple, a couple of miles outside Keady and was in charge of the new Post Office at Rices supermarket in Keady. He suddenly decided to go from selling stamps to flying jumbo jets across the Atlantic.
Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be available from around 10:30 a.m.
The general meeting is normally held on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the County Armagh Golf Club. The meetings begin with an opportunity for tea/coffee and a catch up, then a short talk on a topic of interest, followed by the business of the meeting, news of group events and associated arrangements.
The main exceptions are in January and July, in January we normally have our New Year’s lunch and in July we take a summer break.
The Loughgall Pod is booked for 9.15 am Thursday, 11th April. I have asked for 11 bicycles. Stuart has kindly agreed to lead the peloton to the Navan Centre for coffee/tea etc. It is a very enjoyable cycle.
Venue Zio, William St., Portadown
Date. Friday 1 March
Time. 1 pm
Let me know by no later than Saturday, 23rd February.
Phone: 028 37523104
The Walking Soles Group meet at the Palace Grounds Car Park to depart at 10:00 a.m. to arrange transport.
|5th February||Loughgall Park|
|5th March||Tow Path, Portadown|
|19th March||Favor Royal|
|16th April||Oxford Island|
|4th June||Scarva Towpath|
|12th June||Craigavon Lakes|
The bridge group are once again meeting in the Golf Club from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.