Author: Sheila

Bridge for u3as

If you’re missing your regular Face-to-face Bridge club meetings, you’re not alone! Like you, Great Yarmouth U3A Bridge Club wanted to keep playing during these strange and difficult times, so they decided to go online. Back in July during the first

Online Options

Many of us are having to live our lives online, via zoom or other technology, and this has led to many new opportunities for u3a members. Most of the 25 u3as in Northern Ireland provide online events The National Office

National u3a Virtual Choir

From National Office: u3a Virtual Choir is back with a new song! All singers welcome regardless of experience in real or virtual choirs. About this Event Following the success of the Savannah project, we are pleased to announce that Richard

Ukulele Jam Session

Ukulele Groups have become very popular for u3as in Northern Ireland and Rose Marie Bradley, who has organised zoom sessions for u3as at national level, arranged one just for Northern Ireland u3a members.  Anyone interested in findount out more about

Request for Research Help

New Branding

The U3A has undergone a rebranding with a new logo. Full details of the rebranding can be found on the National Office website https://www.u3a.org.uk/

Trust U3A – All on Zoom

The Third Age Trust which is the parent body of U3As in the UK has set up a separate  “virtual” U3A which is entirely online and which offers a large number of groups you can join.    See https://u3asites.org.uk/trustu3a/home .  Anyone eligible

Free Zoom Sessions from Libraries

Good News from U3A Foyle

U3A Foyle has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK!   From QAVS: The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the

Shared Learning Project – Irish and Scots in South America

Shared Learning Project – Irish and Scots in South America Would you be interested in sharing information about people in your family tree or researching people who set sail for South America? An SLP has been set up to gather

Harry Whittington (1878-1971)

Life in Paraguay and Brazil (1907-1925) My grandfather was Henry Whittington (always known as Harry); his birth on 5 October 1878 was registered in Carndonagh in Co. Donegal; the family was living in Fairview. Harry was the eighth of twelve

William John Storrie (1836- 1928 )

John Storrie (about 1836 – 1925) About 1836 my maternal great grandfather John Storrie was born to William John Storrie and Agnes Donaldson.  I believe that he was born in Dublin, but younger siblings were later born in Randalstown, Ireland. 

Joseph Richard Pike McAlery C.E. 1882-1921

Richard, always known as Dick, was born in Belfast, the younger son of John Mecredy McAlery and his wife Elizabeth.   The family lived in Whitehead, right on the Promenade and close to the railway station.   Dick became a Civil Engineer

George Anderson

Aberdeen Press & Journal, 11 February, 1999 Emigration SIR Your story on “The forgotten emigration’’ (Press and Journal, February 4) brought to mind accounts of my own family history in Patagonia. My father had been among the first of the

MacKay Family

Aberdeen Press & Journal, 11 February, 1999 THE Mac Kay sisters, from the Isle of Harris, have an unusual treasure chest of childhood memories. They remember milking goats on the rich pastures of Argentina, and watching spectacular lightning storms from