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Bridge 2020 Booking

NORTHERN IRELAND REGION OF U3As DUPLICATE BRIDGE CONGRESS 2020 The 2020 U3A Bridge Congress will be hosted by Causeway U3A on Tuesday, 24th March 2020.  It will be held in The Lodge Hotel Coleraine BT52 1NF, (www.thelodgehotel.com, tel: 028 7034

Spanish Trip

Newry U3A are going on a Spanish educational trip in May and are seeking to share with members of other U3As.  See below. If interested please contact  nithirdage@gmail.com and we will  give  you  contact info.

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.  

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 Strand Cinema/ Arts Centre 028

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

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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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

Shared Learning Project

Check out the national website which gives prominence to the North Down and Ards – click on  Shared Learning Project.  

The AGM of the NI Region

The 12th Annual General Meeting of the Northern Ireland Region of U3As This was hosted by Shimna U3A and held in the Community Cinema in Newcastle, County Down, on Wednesday 16th May. It was addressed by Lila Jackson (Chairman), Gabrielle

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