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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

GDPR – Important

New Year Honour

Congratulations to one of our Executive Committee, (Elizabeth) Gabrielle Deans, who has been awarded the B.E.M. for Voluntary service to Western Health and Social Care Trust.

Governance Consultation Survey

Below is a link to the Findings and Recommendations of the Working Group into the future structure of the Third Age Trust. Here is the link.

Warning of scams against older people – HMRC

The police have made repeated warnings and now HMRC are urging tax payers to be on alert for a scam aimed at older people. The phone message, claiming to be from a Scottish telephone number, is designed to frighten targets


At the recent Regional AGM mention was made about some sources of grants to support the work of running your local U3A. There are probably other small grants available and that you might find on a community network site in

Mauritius U3A 2017

Recently a U3A Foyle member and Regional Trustee Rose Marie Bradley, completed an exchange visit on behalf of the U3A to Mauritius. You can read all about it complete with photographs here.

Database of all U3A projects

The Third Age Trust has recognised the wide range of topics covered by Shared Learning Projects and U3A Research Projects and has set up a website where details of them all can be found.  It might give you some ideas.


Through a special agreement between LibrariesNI and U3As in Northern Ireland, local libraries are accommodating many of our events free of charge provided the participants are library members.  In addition to this they will accommodate the needs of book groups,

Trip Suggestion

Looking for suggestions for a trip?  Something different is a visit to Flame – the only gasworks left in Ireland.  It is maintained by the Carrickfergus Gasworks Preservation society and, as well as information on how gas was produced, it

William Devlin – U3A Roll of Honour

Downe U3A nominated for the U3A Roll of Honour their founder member, William Devlin, who sadly died last year. While he was the motive force responsible for starting up U3A in the area and spent his final years establishing the

Regional AGM 2015

The 2015 AGM of the NI Region of U3As was held in Omagh on 15th April, thanks to the hosts Omagh District U3A.   The ougoing chairman, Maeve Gallagher (Shimna U3A) gave Chairman’s Report , the outgoing Treasurer, Irenee Orr (Lisburn U3A)

Autumn 2014

U3A Celebrates Growth at Autumn Meeting The University of the Third Age (U3A) has been growing fast in Northern Ireland, with over 6,000 members among the older community in Northern Ireland and this success was celebrated at their recent Autumn

Summer school photos

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