Author: Sheila

Request for Denture Wearers

Dear U3A, I hope you don’t mind me getting in touch. I’m currently casting single men and women that are aged 40+ and wear dentures or partial dentures (it can be for just the one tooth). This casting is for

Songfest 2020

Songfest 2020 will be organised by North Down & Ards U3A and will be held in the St. Comgalls Parish Centre, Brunswick Road, BANGOR,  on WEDNESDAY APRIL 29th 2020.  

Discount for U3A Members for “The Nutcracker”

U3A members can obtain a 33% discount for the performance of  “The Nutcracker” at Stranmillis Drama Theatre (in Stranmillis College) on Saturday 14th December, 2pm.  For details and booking see Nutcracker . High Points Youth Ballet Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This

U3A Foyle

The University of the Third Age (U3A) in Foyle celebrates its 30th Anniversary next year.  The very first meeting was held on 6th December 1989 and so they are having a Thanksgiving & Celebration event on Friday 6th December 2019

U3A Agreement with NI Fire Service

The NI Region of U3As has signed an agreenment with the NI Fire Service so that all U3As can ask for a talk by the Prevention & Protection Officers from their local fire stations.  They can request and arrange visits

Group Outings

There are places where Groups can go while access for individuals is limited.  What follows is a list of suggestions for U3As (by no means complete – please email suggested additions/ corrections to nithirdage@gmail.com). Belfast Belfast Cathedral 028 9032 8332

Offers for U3A members

Due to the good behaviour of Causeway U3A, Rockmount Golf Club is offering a discount to U3A members for green fees or meals.  This may be the start of a list of such offers so please email any others to

Library iPad classes

For free classes on iPads and other IT matters click on  iPad Classes

Adult Learning Opportunities

In addition to learning with U3As there are a number of organisations providing adult learning or lifelong learning classes.  This post aims to provide links to the key players – please submit your suggestions to nithirdage@gmail.com. (latest) Blacksmithing Classes Irish music

Newsletter of the National Office

To get regular copies of the Trust’s newsletter add your email address to their website at  Newsletter  .  For a starter check out the September issue to see who you know there.  

Speaker Suggestions

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Bridge Congress Results

A very successful event organised for U3A NI by Stuart Pollard and Eric Butterwick from Causeway U3A. Lodge Hotel Coleraine on Tuesday 7th May. Winners North South were Catriona Duncan & Veronica Bell (Glens & Dalriada), Alice Kinkead & Helen

Summer School Programme

For a printable version see Programme

Looking At Art, Project with Ulster Museum

LOOKING AT ART:  A SHARED LEARNING PROJECT BETWEEN BELFAST U3A AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS NORTHERN IRELAND’S ULSTER MUSEUM Following an approach to the Ulster Museum agreement was reached to set up a small working group to produce guidelines to help

Technology Workshop – Report

Technology and Beacon Day – Report   On the 16th of October Rose Marie Bradley welcomed the inter-U3A technology group to a meeting in Spires in Belfast. The day began with a presentation by Venie and Eric Martin who showed