Author: Sheila

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 number of groups you can join.    See https://u3asites.org.uk/trustu3a/home .  Anyone eligible to join

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

David & Rachel Millar

David & Rachel Millar David Millar (born 1858) and his wife, Rachel Brydon Johnston Millar (born 1863), travelled  c1889/90 with their baby daughter Anne, born in Edinburgh in October 1888. They had five more children, all born in Argentina, four

Dr Henry William Peard (1860-1936)

Coole Abbey House – a Peard family seat, is located in the townland of Coole Upper, near Castlelyons on the road between Conna and Fermoy. It was called after the nearby abbey of which little now remains. Coole Abbey House was

Alice Montgomery (1850-1904)

ALICE MONTGOMERY (1850-1904) Alice Montgomery married William Everall in San Jose de Guatemala on 12th November 1868 when she was 18 and he was 30.  He was a merchant and Vice Consul in San Jose at the time. They had

Macular Degeneration

Research study looking for volunteers (for later, when conditions allow) As part of a research study at Ulster University, funded by the Macular Society, volunteers affected by age-related macular egeneration (AMD) and healthy controls are invited to help investigate sensitivity

Eliza Lynch (1834 – 1866)

LYNCH, Eliza Alicia (1834–86), mistress of Francisco Solano López (dictator of Paraguay, 1862–70), was born in Charleville, Co. Cork, the eldest of at least three children of John Lynch, a Catholic doctor, and his wife, Jane Elizabeth, second daughter of