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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

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 .  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

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


Inter-U3A events organised by the Region have been postponed.  This includes the Bridge Congress, Singfest, AGM and Finance Workshop.

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 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