U3A news


The U3A walk on Wednesday, February 5th will take at Ballybay, Lough Major.


Meet at McNally’s Service Station on the Coothill Road at 10.00 a.m.


The AGM of the U3A will take place on Friday, February 7th at 11.00 a.m. in Gortakeegan.


Trip to York

To date, we have confirmed that the Trips to Harrowgate in York will take place on the 4th and 11th of May, 2020.


The trips will be for 4 nights, B & B and Dinner.


The cost is €470 per person sharing and €570 for single. This includes all entrances, coach, boat and hotel.


Possible trips will include Castle Howard, Haworth Bronte House, and City Cruise.


If travelling, please ensure you have your own Travel Insurance.


If interested, please reply to 083 324 4455.



Trip Abroad

To date, U3A Members have expressed an interest in a City Break, either to Prague, Paris or Krakow. This trip is planned for October.

Prague   October 18th -22nd. 4 nights. €399 per person sharing.

Paris      October 19th -23rd. 4 nights. €549 per person sharing.

Kralow   October 11th -14th. 3 nights. €390 per person sharing.


Please text 087 343 2275, stating your first choice only, in order to finalise arrangements.

Other Trips


Other Day Trips within Ireland are at the planning stage. More details as they become available.

Line Dancing

Line Dancing resumed at Gortakeegan on Monday, January 27th at 10.45.


Text 087 343 2275 if you are interested and mark it Line Dancing.



Any U3A Members who would like a Swim, are welcome to go to The Four Seasons Hotel on Thursdays, between 12.00 and 2.00 p.m.


The cost is just €5 and you do not need to be a Member of The Four Seasons Leisure Club.

Poems and Pints

The next Poems and Pints will take place on February 20th at Maggie Charlie’s in Ballinode at around 8.00 or so.

Book Club

The book for our next  Book Club meeting is “Conversation with Friends” by Sally Rooney.


It is now available in the Library. Please state it is for the U3A Book Club when you are picking it up.


Next Book Club will take place in The Four Seasons as usual at 3.15 on Thursday, February 27th.

Annual Party

The U3A’s  Annual Party will take place at Rossmore Golf Club on Friday, February 28th. Music by Michael McGorman.

Coffee and Craic

Every Wednesday in Smithboro’ hall around 3.00 p.m.


Drop in for an informal Coffee or Tea and a chat.


All welcome.


Also, coffee in Grahams from 10.30 a.m. on every Thursday.



You will find all the information you need at 087 343 2275 or 083 324 4455. Please leave your name and contact details.


You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter and every week in the Northern Standard. 


All events are for members only.


When joining U3A, please use the envelopes provided in the Age Action shop, Glaslough St., and place it in the U3A box inside the door.

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