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Monaghan u3a NEWS

19 Oct 2023


We are now settled into our new year and trust you all have found a class, activity or trip to suit you.

Here's a reminder of our programme:


MONDAY: Zoom Fitness; 8:30am,

Line Dancing; 11am,

Art; 2-4pm,

Sculpture; 2-4pm,

French; 2:30pm - 4:30pm

TUESDAY: Zoom Fitness; 8:30am,

Choir; 10:45am,

Art; 2-4pm

WEDNESDAY: Zoom Fitness; 8:30am,

Walking Group; 10:30am,

Pilates; 11:30am-12:30pm (beginners), 12:30-1:30pm,

Spanish; 2pm-4pm,

Yoga 4pm-5pm,

Cards; 7:45pm

THURSDAY: Zoom Fitness; 8:30am,

Chair Aerobics; 11am,

Coffee Morning; 11am,

Swimming; 2pm-4pm,

Pilates; 2pm-3pm (beginners), 3pm-4pm

FRIDAY: Zoom Fitness; 8:30am,

Social Dancing; 7:30pm

Most of these classes are now fully subscribed though there are a few places in the Yoga class. This session will be Chair Yoga.

You are also very welcome to join any of our free activities, Walking, Book Club or Poems and Pints.


We had a wonderful time on both our recent, very different, trips. A huge vote of thanks goes to the facilitators, Heather and Ann.

Tuesday, 26th saw us in Tullymore Forest Park where much of Game of Thrones

was filmed. Heather's fantastic research allowed us to see clips from the show (on her iPad) in the exact locations where they were shot. She'd even brought groundsheets so we could enjoy our picnic lunches in fallen trees beside the river! In the afternoon we drove to Newcastle and had free time for coffee, shopping or a brisk walk along the beach. The day was rounded off with dinner in Newry on the way home.

Thursday's trip was expertly arranged by Ann McArdle and we went for a much more leisurely day in Dublin. We started with The Botanic Gardens and had free time to walk, admire all the interesting plants and sculptures and have lunch before moving on to Farmleigh House where our friendly guide showed us round providing lots of interesting and amusing anecdotes along the way. On the way home we stopped in Watter's restaurant in Castleblayney for a beautiful dinner, with some Big Tom music to finish.

Our next trip is on Wednesday,18th to see The Lion King in Dublin and from Nov. 12-16 we are off on a four-night break to Westport. These trips are now fully booked but there is always a chance of last-minute cancellations.


Last month's talk on Genealogy was extremely interesting and informative thanks to Maurice Moriarty's fantastic knowledge and interest in this area. A huge vote of thanks to you, Maurice.

This month's talk is on Wellbeing and will be given by Andrew Ronaghan. This is another free event and all are welcome.

Tea, coffee and FOOSIES provided. Date for your diary, Friday,27th at 11am

Contact numbers for urgent queries:

Jane 087 343 2275

Geraldine 087 947 5188

All classes, events and activities must be STRICTLY for members only for insurance purposes.

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