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Ballycastle Young at Heart Event

U3As have been represented at a number of Young at Heart events throughout Northern Ireland – recently Belfast, Newcastle and Omagh.  The next will be at Ballycastle.  These events have offered great networking opportunities and the U3A table has been

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

Silver Screening

This event will be replicated in Downpatrick on 3rd October.

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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Spanish Groups

The following message was received from Marion McAnulty, a member of Newry U3A who is the tutor for groups in Beginners and Intermediate Spanish.  “For the past two years I have been organizing cultural trips to Seville in Spain. We

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

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