Category Archives: Groups

A listing of the various groups in U3A Armagh

Family History

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:

Out-To-Lunch-Bunch – County Armagh Golf Club Restaurant

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
Time 12.30
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.

Walking Group – Knockmany

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.”

Walking Group – The Mournes

 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.

Walking Soles Programme

The Walking Soles Group meet at the Palace Grounds Car Park to depart at 10:00 a.m. to arrange transport.

5th FebruaryLoughgall Park
19th FebruaryArgory
5th MarchTow Path, Portadown
19th MarchFavor Royal
2nd AprilRossmore
16th AprilOxford Island
7th MayCastleblaney
21st MayPeatlands
4th JuneScarva Towpath
12th JuneCraigavon Lakes