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What’s happening in U3A Armagh

General Meeting

Our next general meeting will be on Wednesday, 21st August at 11:00 a.m. in the Golf Club. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served from around 10:30 a.m.

Please Note: There will be no general meeting in July

New Year’s Lunch

Our New Year’s Lunch will be held on Wednesday, 17th January in the Armagh City Hotel.

A four-course lunch has been booked, and your choice of menu will be taken at the table on the day. Anybody with special dietary requirements should indicate them on the letter posted out with details of the event and contact Eleanor at

We meet at 12 noon in the reception area of the Conference Centre.

Christmas Greetings


We are having a good response to our Christmas Quiz on Wednesday, 20th December at 10 30 am in the Golf Club.

Unfortunately, I am unable to attend for family reasons but Eleanor will take over. I hope everyone enjoys the morning.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Armagh U3A members a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2018.

Margaret ( Chairperson)

Mayor’s Lunch

A group to represent the U3A have been invited to lunch with the Mayor at the Palace on Wednesday, 6th December at 1:00 p.m. Please note numbers are restricted to those that have already been notified.

U3A reception at the Palace

The Lord Mayor, Gareth Wilson hosted a reception for members of Armagh U3A in the Palace on Wednesday, 6th December at 1:00 p.m. We are grateful to Liam McArde for his kind permission to publish photos of the event on our website.

Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Gareth Wilson welcomes U3A – University of the Third Age to a reception at The Palace Armagh Co.Armagh
6 December 2017

Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Gareth Wilson welcomes U3A – University of the Third Age to a reception at The Palace Armagh Co.Armagh
6 December 2017

Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Gareth Wilson welcomes U3A – University of the Third Age to a reception at The Palace Armagh Co.Armagh
6 December 2017

U3A NI Regional Meeting – 26th October 2017


When? Thursday 26th October 2017
Where? Grosvenor House, Glengall Street, Belfast
Who can attend? Any member of any U3A in Northern Ireland, plus invited guests
Time? 11am – 3 30pm

The day will begin with Registration from 10 30am
Tea, coffee and scones available on arrival
11am Introduction by Lila Jackson, Chair of the Executive Committee
11 15 -12noon Eddie Lynch COPNI
12 – 12 30 Open Forum
12 30 – 1 30 pm LUNCH
1 30 – 2 15pm Sam Mauger, CEO Third Age Trust
2 15 – 2 45 Question Time with Sam
2 45 – 3 15 Feedback and Farewell
3 30pm Close

A hot & cold finger buffet lunch will be provided
For catering purposes

Outing to Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Outing to Mount Stewart House and Gardens – Friday 22nd September

Details of trip are as follows-

Cost £25 to include bus, coffee/tea and scone on arrival, guided tour of house and hot buffet lunch.* There will be time to explore the gardens of the house .
NB If you are a member of the National Trust the cost will be £18

*Choice of Beef Stroganoff OR Chicken and Bacon Casserole ,
Both served with baby potatoes or rice, salad and breads.

Coffee /tea available in the Tea Room at your own expense

Bus will leave the back of Armagh City Hotel at 9:30 am sharp ,
returning to Armagh at approximately 5:30 pm

Trip must be paid before 13th September, cheques made out to Armagh U3a and sent to
Margaret Neville, 41 Anne St, Milford ,BT60 3NX
or to Margaret Oakes, 17 Killuney Park Rd,Armagh BT61 9HG
Alternatively you can bring your cheque along to the City Hotel on Wednesday, 13th September where our U3A will have a stand at the Young at Heart exhibition ( 10 00 am – 3 00 pm).
Please indicate your preference for lunch.

If you have any further queries you can contact me 02837522126

NB There are still a few spaces left on the bus if you know of any other members who would like to join us.

Songfest 2017

Armagh U3A are hosting the Songfest this year and it will take place on Wednesday, 26th April in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh. This year ten choirs are taking part in the festival, from Armagh, Belfast, East Antrim, Erne, Foyle, Newry with 2 choirs, North Down and Ards, Omagh, and Upper Bann.
Anyone wishing to attend should be seated in the theatre by 1:15 p.m. for a 1:30 start.

Tickets are available at £5 per head which includes tea/coffee and sandwiches after the performance.

We want to acknowledge the assistance given by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Marketplace Theatre Staff, and the following Supermarkets, Emerson’s, McAnerney’s and Sainsbury’s

This event is grant-aided by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. The views expressed herein are not necessarily shared or endorsed by the council. The council does not accept any responsibility for these views.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 at 11.00am in County Armagh Golf Club, 7 Newry Road, Armagh. All members are eligible to attend and vote.

Proposals to amend the constitution and/or nominations for the committee must be received in writing either via post or email to the Business Secretary, Mary McVeigh (see notes below), by Monday, 10th April 2017.

Permission must be given by prospective candidates prior to their nomination. The current committee members are: Margaret Oakes (Chair), Stephen Garvin (Vice-Chair), Margaret Neville (Treasurer), David Dorman Groups (Co-ordinator), Richard Burns (Membership Secretary), Mary McVeigh (Business Secretary), Catherine McDonald (Minutes Secretary) Una Boylan, Peter Conway, Bernie Harvey, Emmett Lynch and Eleanor Pierce.

1. Apologies
2. Minutes of previous AGM
3. Matters arising
4. Reports:
Groups Co-ordinator
5. Elections
6. Changes to constitution.
7. A.O.B.