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Trip to Istanbul – 25th to 29th March 2019

The 21 strong TRA 4 day excursion to Istanbul from March 25-29 started with a faultfree and on-time flight and a seriously edible meal courtesy of Turkish airlines.  They also allowed a free check-in bag, for the record.  We were met by our vivacious and carefree but very caring guide, Mellmet, who was with us […]

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Visit to the Tenement Museum – 13 March 2019

Members of the Association attended a tour of 14 Henrietta Street in the north inner city of Dublin on Wednesday, 13th March. Henrietta Street was built in the 1720s for Dublin’s wealthy elite.  The street consisted of elegant town houses built as one-family homes.  The tour of number 14 tells the story of the house […]

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Bird Safari at Booterstown – 22 February 2019

Aidan Kelly, a member of staff in College with help from friends Patrick and Joe (all very experienced birdwatchers) led this event.  The group met in Gleesons on Booterstown Avenue for tea/coffee and afterwards did the short walk down to Booterstown Dart Station car park.  We had barely begun to look around when a kingfisher […]

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Dodder walk – 22 November 2018

The group met in Bushy Park and following a short walk in the park, turned downstream towards Rathfarnham Bridge.  They went through Orwell Park and Dartry Park, having looked for kingfishers on the way but only spotting some herons.  At Milltown there was a brief stop for a coffee and to collect a couple of […]

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Votail 100 Exhibition – 16 and 22 October

On Tuesday 16th and Monday 22nd October Members enjoyed a visit to Votail 100  which commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the parliamentary vote for women in Ireland.  Senator Ivana Bacik met us at the Kildare Street Gate and once we proceeded through security we began the tour.  Senator Bacik gave a short talk on the […]

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Coffee Morning 26th September 2018

Invitation to Coffee Morning September 26th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm The Executive Committee of the Association is hosting a coffee morning for new retirees and current members on 26th September in The Global Room, Watts Building, Trinity College.  This is an informal social occasion and we hope that you will join us […]

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Visit to Birr Castle – 13 June 2018

30 members left Dublin by coach for Birr Castle on 13 June.  We arrived at 11:30 and at noon began our guided tour inside the Castle, built in 1170.  Afterwards we had lunch in the café and then were free to roam the beautiful gardens which were rich in plants, rare and exotic trees as […]

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Killiney/Dalkey Walk – Tuesday, 26th June 2018

One of our members, Jean Freeman, led the walk around Killiney and Dalkey on Tuesday, 26 June.  We met at Fitzpatrick’s/Killiney Castle Hotel for tea/coffee before the walk and then walked through Killiney Common, on and up to Killiney Hill and then on to Dalkey Hill.  The weather was good and we had excellent views […]

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Malahide Castle – 11 April 2018

After refreshments in the Avoca Café, we were treated to a private tour of Malahide Castle.  We learnt that the Castle played a central role in Medieval Irish history. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century.  The building was notably enlarged in the reign of Edward IV, and the towers […]

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Coffee morning with Patrick Wyse-Jackson – 28 March 2018

The Executive Committee hosted a coffee morning for over thirty members of the Association in the Global Room, TCD.  After coffee, Mike Jones the Chairman, led the group to the Museum Building where Professor Patrick Wyse Jackson, who is currently Head of the School of Natural Sciences, shared his extensive knowledge of the building, giving […]

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