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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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Jacobs Biscuit Factory Exhibition – 26 October 2017

Members of the Association visited an exhibition of Jacobs Biscuit Factory Archives which was held at Dublin City Library where a selection of the 330 biscuit boxes were exhibited. Using beautifully illustrated panels, oral histories, flags and original artefacts, the exhibition told both a chronological and thematic history of Jacobs Biscuit Factory. The exhibition illustrated […]

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Coffee Morning: 20 September 2017

Members of the Executive Committee of the Trinity Retirement Association organised a welcome coffee morning for new retirees and current members on 20th September 2017 in the Global Room, Watts Building, TCD.  This event was a great success and well attended by approximately 37 members, including 13 new retirees who signed up for membership. Norah […]

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Weekend in Berlin: 12 – 15 May 2017

On Friday 12th May, fifteen members and guests travelled to Berlin with the Travel Department for our second trip abroad. We were met at Berlin Tegal airport by the Travel Department representative who accompanied the group to the 3*** Leonardo Hotel Berlin, which is located in the Charlottenburg area, a good location to explore the […]

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Curvilinear Houses in the National Botanic Gardens – 8th March 2017

Dr Matthew Jebb, the director of the National Botanic Gardens, took 25 members of the TRA on a fascinating tour of the world famous Turner Curvilinear Range of greenhouses at the Botanic Garden on a beautifully sunny spring morning. Among other things we learnt how ‘greenhouses’ got their name (glass in the 1850’s was coloured […]

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