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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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St. Anne’s Walk, 13 March 2018

The café at the Red Stables was very busy on the morning of our walk in St, Anne’s Park, Raheny.  It was a beautiful spring morning and we visited about eight of the follies that were built in the nineteenth century. As we walked around the park, we heard some of the history of the […]

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Walking Group – Liffey Walk – 22nd February 2018

Twelve of us met for coffee in the Hilton Hotel Kilmainham before heading to the National War Memorial Gardens and the walk along the Liffey to Chapelizod.  The weather was reasonably good with only the hint of a shower for about five minutes or so.  The walk through the Phoenix Park was very pleasant and […]

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Visit to Guinness Storehouse – 15 February 2018

The tour of the Guinness Storehouse took place on a cold but very bright morning on 15th February.   From the moment we arrived, our members noted the friendliness and helpfulness of the Storehouse staff. Our guide, Alan, was excellent; he was knowledgeable and interested in questions and comments. There were many comments as we discovered […]

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Coffee Morning with Marcella Campbell – 31 January 2018

The Executive Committee of the Trinity Retirement Association organised a coffee morning on 31st January with Marcella Campbell, when approximately 35 members were treated to a wonderful demonstration of flower arranging on the topic of  ‘Into Spring – floral displays from your garden’.  Marcella is a member of the Association of Irish Flower Arrangers and for […]

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Irish Emigration Museum – 16 January 2018

Approximately 30 members of the Association had a wonderful guided tour of the Irish Emigration Museum, which is located in the CHQ building on Custom House Quay, Dublin 1. The Museum tells the story of the people who have left the island of Ireland, how these people spread around the globe and how they influenced […]

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Coffee morning with Sabina Brennan – 29 November 2018

A very successful coffee morning took place on 29th November in the Global Room, Watts Building, TCD, which was attended by approximately 55 members and guests. Dr Sabina Brennan, Research Professor of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, gave a most interesting and informative talk entitled ‘Brain Health the best investment for retirement’ This was followed […]

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Christmas Commons – 7th December 2017

The Executive Committee of the Association hosted a table at Christmas Commons in the Dining Hall for members to celebrate the beginning of the festive season where they enjoyed a traditional Christmas Dinner and wine, accompanied by Christmas Carols sung by the Chapel Choir. Participants were invited to a complimentary reception in the Alumni Room, […]

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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum – 15 November 2017

Members of the Association met in the restaurant of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum prior to going on an excellent tour conducted by John who was our tour guide for the morning.  John was a font of information which he imparted with a great sense of humour.  He told us that the cemetery covered 125 acres and […]

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