Author: Sheila

Trustees’ Regional Newsletter: Autumn 2015

N.I. Trustees’ Regional Newsletter: Autumn 2015 The new season of U3A activities is underway, so now is a good time for an update on the wider U3A organisation. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed the position of the apostrophe

William Devlin – U3A Roll of Honour

Downe U3A nominated for the U3A Roll of Honour their founder member, William Devlin, who sadly died last year. While he was the motive force responsible for starting up U3A in the area and spent his final years establishing the

What are Shared Learning Projects

U3A NORTHERN IRELAND REGION SHARED LEARNING PROJECTS (SLPs) What are SLPs? They are research projects focussing on a topic proposed by an institution (such as a museum, art gallery, garden, church or library) or proposed by the members themselves on a

List of Speakers

U3As may be interested in the list of speakers on the website of the Federation for Ulster Local Studies.  See: Speaker list. 

Regional AGM 2015

The 2015 AGM of the NI Region of U3As was held in Omagh on 15th April, thanks to the hosts Omagh District U3A.   The ougoing chairman, Maeve Gallagher (Shimna U3A) gave Chairman’s Report , the outgoing Treasurer, Irenee Orr (Lisburn U3A)

NI Region of U3As – New Executive

At the AGM for the NI Region of U3As, on Wednesday 15th April, a new executive was elected.  This consists of: Chairman – Lila Jackson (North Down & Ards U3A) Vice-Chairman – Des Rawlings (Upper Bann U3A) Secretary – Nuala

Speakers

Various recommendations James McArevey & Michael O’Hare :  Newry Maritime Association & Fishing (google Newry Maritime Association) John Moore : A History of Castlerock (contact Causeway) Tony Traill & Charlie Cole : Sustainable Farming – Goats & Wild Venison (contact Causeway)

Report on Autumn Meeting

U3A Celebrates Growth at Autumn Meeting The University of the Third Age (U3A) has been growing fast in Northern Ireland, with over 6,000 members among the older community in Northern Ireland and this success was celebrated at their recent Autumn

Autumn 2014

U3A Celebrates Growth at Autumn Meeting The University of the Third Age (U3A) has been growing fast in Northern Ireland, with over 6,000 members among the older community in Northern Ireland and this success was celebrated at their recent Autumn

Summer school photos

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Frederick Hervey – the Earl Bishop (SLP)

This Shared Learning Project is being undertaken by members of  Causeway and Foyle U3As.  The topic is Frederick Hervey, Earl if Bristol and Bishop of Derry.  He was a notable philanthropist who made a considerable impact on Ireland, especially in

Regional Constitution, 2014

CONSTITUTION OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND REGION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A) 1  NAME The name shall be the NORTHERN IRELAND REGION OF U3A, hereinafter referred to as the NI REGION OF U3A. 2 OBJECTIVESThe objectives of the NI

Charity status

NICVA has issued the following information regarding the new Charity status rules: The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is now carrying out the role of registering charities in Northern Ireland and anticipates that it may take up to four years to

Bagenal’s Castle (SLP)

This post gives links to material prepared by a Shared Learning Project between members of North Down & Ards and Newry U3A, in association with the Bagenal’s Castle Museum in Newry was undertaken in 2012/13. The first part of this

Advice Sheet – Groups

NIREC Advice Sheet No. 2 – Group Leaders This regional advice sheet was prepared by the N.I. Regional Executive Committee using the feedback from local U3As at a Regional Workshop led by Carole Millen of the Third Age Trust.  For