Category Archives: Groups

A listing of the various groups in U3A Armagh

Groups – Latest Update

Below is information about our current interest groups..

Please do not hesitate to contact any of those listed below for more information or with your queries.

THE PACEMAKERS (WALKING) – GroupCo-ordinator – Ann Cassidy. This is a more leisurely walking group where chatting is as important as walking. This meets each Tuesday at 10.15 am. in the car park at Palace beside the kids’ playground. (Meet anyway if theweather is poor for an early coffee!) For moreinformation contact Ann○

TUESDAY WALKING – Group Co-ordinator –Patricia McConville. This meets every Tuesday at 10.00am at the car park at Palace beside the kid’splayground. For more information contact Patricia

HILL WALKING – Group Co-ordinator –Caroline Good. Meets at the Palace car park beside the kid’s playground every Thursday at 9.30 am. For more information contact Caroline

CYCLING – Group Co-ordinator – Peter Good. This meets every Wednesday at 9.30 am. Locations vary. For additional information contact Peter

FRENCH – Group Co-ordinator – GeraldineTurley. Meeting on Mondays at 2.00 pm in the O’FiaichLibrary. For more information contact Geraldine

BOOK GROUP – Group Co-ordinator – MaryMcVeigh. Meeting monthly on a Wednesday at 2 pm. in the O’Fiaich Library. For more information contact Mary at

BRIDGE – Group Co-ordinator – PatriciaMcConville/Brian Clarke. This meets in the Armagh Golf Club every Monday at 2 p.m. for social bridge. We also offer beginners and improvers classes. For more information contact Patricia at

CHOIR – This meets every Monday at 4.00p.m. For more information contact Elenor at○

LOCAL HISTORY – Group Co-ordinator – MaryMcVeigh. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at11.30 am in the O’Fiaich Library. For more informationc ontact Mary at

OUT TO LUNCH – Group Co-ordinator –Margaret Oakes. These are occasion events that are advertised by email as and when they are organised. For more information contact Margaret a

PETANQUE – Group Co-ordinator – Tim Hanna. This meets in the Sensory Garden at The Palace. Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. In hibernation until the sun/warmth returns! For more information contact Tim at

PILATES – Group Co-ordinator – MargaretOakes. Meets in the Armagh City Hotel on Wednesdays. Classes are at 10.30/11.30 am. For more informationcontact Margaret at

YOGA – Group Co-ordinator – Caroline Good. This meets at the Dobbin Street Community Centre. For information contact Caroline at

WINE APPRECIATION – Group Co-ordinator –Peter Good. For information contact Peter at

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.

Pilates Group

5 spaces are now available for the U£A Pilates Groupat the 11:30 a.m. class.
We meet in the Armagh City Hotel Fitness Centre on Wednesday mornings.
If ypu are interested contact Margaret Oakes 07711617136

Petanque Group

A petanque group has been formed, we meet in the Sensory Gardens at the Palace Demesne on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. depending on the weather. If you want to take part contact Tim Hanna.

Tai Chi

The first Tai Chi class was a resounding success with 20 in attendance and several more showing interest in the next 3 classes. These take place in Cardinal O’Fiaich Library at 2.30 pm on Wednesdays of April 26th, May 3rd and May 10th.

Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Margaret Oaks Has arranged another event for March 9th when we will visit the Newry Catering College. As always there are only limited spaces available and those who attended the Monthly Meeting had a chance to sign up but there are a few places left.

If you are interested contact Margaret ASAP on tro111@hotmail.

Pilates Group

Pilates has started again and we have 2 classes running at 10.30 am and 11.30 am in the Armagh City Hotel gym.

If your new year resolution is to get fitter then the good news is that there are a small number of places available in the later group.

It will cost between £20/25/month depending on the numbers. Classes are run by the in-house instructor Lldy who has a great reputation. If you are keen then let me know ASAP.

Out-to-Lunch Bunch: Dungannon Catering College

We are planning an out-to-lunch event for,

Thursday 2nd February


Dungannon Catering College

This will be a 3-course lunch for the incredible price of £12.

UPDATE the places for the upcoming Dungannon lunch are all taken but if you want to be on the reserve list contact

Margaret Oaks at

Please note, exact timings will be provided later and you will need to arrange transportation to the college.