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Membership forms 2023-24

Membership of Armagh U3A is open to all retired or semi-retired people.

Costs – There is an annual fee of £20 for membership. There may be other charges for refreshments or for the costs of the facilities used.

A form for new members can be downloaded by clicking here.

A renewal form for existing members can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you have any queries regarding membership e-mail:

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.

Groups – What’s happening

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

Local History

Cycling and walking groups


Bridge is meeting online and in person.

Out-to-Lunch Bunch


Tai Chi

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


Family History




Wine Appreciation

Check the monthly newsletter for the latest information on what’s happening or what will be happening.

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.

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 and now once again in person.

  • For further details of the arrangements for the Bridge sessions in person see the October newsletter.
  • 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..