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Monaghan u3a NEWS

27 Apr 2023



Our 2023 trips are now in full swing and going very well.

The trip to Letterkenny took place from April 3rd to 6th and a great time was had by all who went.

Last Sunday, April 23rd, a group of 30+ members had an early start for their trip to Krakow and all arrived safely and in good spirits. They came home on the 26th and we are looking forward to hearing how they enjoyed it.

From May 2nd-5th another large group will head to Wexford for an action -packed break and

From May 6th-9th a smaller group will go to Paris. There are lots of activities booked for this trip as well and we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable time on all these trips.

Trips for the autumn are now being researched, so look out for details of these in due course.


The choir is currently very busy rehearsing and "FINE-TUNING" its programme for the Bangor Songfest which takes place on May 11th. Fifty-five members hope to attend this and a very happy and enjoyable day is expected as choirs from all over Northern Ireland will also be singing.


The April Talk takes place tomorrow, Friday 28th, in Gortakeegan at 11am. Our speaker is Catherine McGregor who will speak on Decluttering and Colour. Complimentary tea, coffee and foosies will be served, as usual.

The May Talk will be given by Kieran Gray, a landscape gardener, who will speak on Designing for Pollination.


Most classes will wind up by the end of May, with the exception of The Wednesday Walks

(It is also planned to have some other walks, to different locations throughout the summer, possibly on Mondays) and The Thursday Coffee Mornings. The venue for coffee mornings has been moved to The Four Seasons Hotel to accommodate the larger numbers now attending.

Other summer activities being considered are Walking Football, Bowling and Conversational Irish. Suggestions for summer activities or autumn classes are also welcome.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge Thank You to the boys from St. Macartan's school for all their help with our iPhone and laptop queries in the I.T. classes they delivered.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our French exchange group who are visiting in the last week of May to round off this year's French Language classes.


The next Book Club takes place on May 18th in The Four Seasons Hotel. This month's book is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

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