LibrariesNI in association with the Ulster University are doing a series of doing a series of talks in the last two weeks of September. If you are interested you can book a place using the links provided.
Women and hair: shame and punishment in Irish history with Dr Leanne McCormick
IMPORTANT UPDATE – To improve our safety the coffee morning will now be held outdoors on the patio area of the hotel which can be accessed via the bar.
To celebrate the fact that we can again meet, albeit responsibly, we have planned a special coffee morning. This will be held in the Armagh City Hotel on September 8th from 10 am to 11.30 am. This will give you the opportunity to meet the new committee, the conveners for the different groups, discuss the range of activities on offer and of course to meet with and chat to your fellow members.
We are also offering you the opportunity to extend an invite to a friend or two who are currently not members of the U3A who may be thinking of joining. In this way we can extol our virtues and demonstrate our congeniality.
To give us some idea of the numbers we can expect, can you email, Dennis Hay (email@example.com) and how big your group is likely to be.
Let’s hope as many members and friends can attend so that we can kick off the new season in style and to restart Armagh & District U3A after the dreadful time we have all had to endure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SPRING MEETING OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND REGION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 17th MAY 2015, IN THE PREMISES OF U3A FOYLE
TEA/COFFEE & SCONES
· Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
· Matters arising
· Chairman’s Annual Report
· Annual Accounts and Financial Report
· Northern Ireland Trustee’s Report
· Proposed motions
· Election of Officers and Regional Committee Member(s)
· Any Other Business
· Date and venue of the next Annual General Meeting
Note that for those travelling on the bus from Belfast arrangements can be made to collect you from the Drumahoe bus stop. Detailed travel instructions will be issued nearer the date.
Our December meeting was held on the 16th December and saw a large turn out of members who were treated to mince pies, shortbread and a mulled (non-alcoholic!) drink. This was followed by the choir who topped and tailed a quiz from our own quiz master Dessie McLaughlin. The quiz was won by 6 members of the male section of the choir, which was appropriate as the quiz was mainly comprised of music questions.