Category Archives: Groups

A listing of the various groups in U3A Armagh

Groups – What’s happening

The following groups are currently meeting for details please contact the convenors:

Cycling and the three walking groups

Pilates

Bridge is meeting online.

The following groups are not currently meeting but hope to resume when people are comfortable meeting up indoors again:

Books

Family History

French

Italian

Local History

Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Outings

Singing

Tai Chi

Wine Appreciation

Hill Walking Group

The Hill Walking Group started in 2011 when Armagh u3a was first set up. Our walks are varied—-in forest parks, in the hills & mountains & along country roads.

We meet weekly on Thursdays.

Walks are usually 2-4hours.

Members of the group plan and decide on the next walk at the end of each walk. The leader of the walk then posts information to the WhatsApp Group.

Hiking carries risks and participation in hiking or walking activities can result in injury. It is the responsibility of each walker to ensure he/she has the experience and fitness for any walks they undertake; sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing are essential. Denim jeans are not suitable.

Car Sharing can be arranged between members who are happy & comfortable to share & drive. Final decision is with the driver on the day.

All communication for the u3a hill walking group is by WhatsApp

Contact Caroline: cbgood@doctors.org.uk

Tuesday Walking Group

The Tuesday Walking Group walk on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Meeting in the carpark in the Demesne next to the children’s playground. Numbers are currently limited to 15 participants, though this may change as Covid restrictions are relaxed. For further details contact Patricia McConville.

Bridge Group Goes online

  • The current state of affairs has meant that the normal beginners’ classes and the weekly bridge sessions have been on hold. Since it seems that these might not be convened for some time we have been exploring ways of providing on-line alternatives; the u3a are now able to provide:
  • Classes for those who have completed the beginners’ phase and wish to develop their bridge skills. There are 6 classes that consist of sets of videos followed by questions designed to explore the material presented. Each includes a brief resume of a basic idea then adds additional advanced material.
  • We are also in the process of setting up a weekly bridge playing session (the equivalent of those held in the Golf Club) on-line using the BridgeBase Online internet platform. This is an Americal system so the cost of each afternoon’s play is $1.50 (just over a pound) but we are negotiating to halve this cost. 

If you are interested in either of these please contact Dennis Hay at..

 armagh.u3a.sec@gmail.com

“Belfast Bred” Walk

On Friday 2nd September, members of Armagh U3A, along with some members of Killyleagh and Upper Bann went on the “Belfast Bred” walk organised by the Kabosh Theatre Group.

IMG_0010Led by Barney the Baker, a chef on the Titanic, recently released from an iceberg thanks to global warming, the group called at various businesses as Barney gathered the ingredients for his next dinner. Starting at Sawers, where we sampled bread, bacon, cheese, octopus and olives; then on to Mourne Seafood for sqid, passing historic sites on our way to the John Hewitt bar to sample local beer and cider. They even stock gluten free beer. then on to McHugh’s bar one of the oldest in Belfast, for boxty and hot rock steaks. Finishing up in St George’s Market where Barney got the last of his ingredients.

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