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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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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