Visit to Irish Architectural Archive – 16th November 2016

Eddie McParland, Pro-Chancellor, Fellow Emeritus and lecturer in the Department of History of Art, and Colum O’Riordan, CEO of the Archive welcomed twenty-two members of the Association to the Archive which was established by Eddie and Nicholas Robinson in 1976 to collect and preserve material of every kind relating to the architecture of the entire […]

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Exhibitions Visit – Tuesday 1st November 2016

Our walk of Hidden Dublin had to be postponed but instead we visited two exhibitions in the National Gallery of Ireland and in the Po-Cathedral.  Frank Tracy led us around the exhibition in the NGI and gave us an introduction to the paintings in the exhibition which was entitled Creating History.  We had lunch in […]

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Walking Group – Massy’s Wood, 13th October 2016

A heavy downpour in the early morning deterred some of our participants so a smaller than usual group walked around Massy’s Wood led by Frank Tracy.  We were fortunate in that we only had to shelter once for five minutes or so.  Frank was entertaining as usual and also full of information about the estate, […]

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Mushroom Hunt, 4th October 2016

We all very much enjoyed the Mushroom Hunt on 4th October, led by one of our members Dr Paul Dowding.  We met in the Royal Marine Hotel in Sutton Cross and then drove to Deerpark, which is about five minutes away.  There we skirted the golf course and reached the oak and beech woodland and […]

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Kilmainham Gaol – Guided tour – 6th September 2016

We had an excellent guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol on Thursday 6th September. The tour was booked out by thirty-five members and their guests. We enjoyed some tea/coffee in the sunshine at the Terrace Bar in the Hilton Hotel beforehand. After the tour, many spent some time going around the Museum in the Gaol. Some […]

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Croquet – 7th July 2016

A small group of TRA members enjoyed an introduction to the game of croquet on a beautiful sunny summer afternoon on 7th July at The Herbert Park Croquet Club followed by refreshments at the Herbert Park Cafe. (see Gallery). Robert Barklie, TRA member has kindly invited us back to the club on the afternoon of […]

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Summer Break!

The Executive Committee is currently planning a schedule of events for the coming months.  As in previous years, no events will be organised over the summer months of July and August.  We will publish information on the website on events starting in September as soon as they are finalised and will email members when booking […]

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Annual General Meeting – 28th April 2016

The Second Annual General Meeting of the Trinity Retirement Association was held on Thursday 28th April at 12 noon in the Botany Lecture Theatre in College. The meeting was attended by 63 members of the Association. At that meeting, a new committee was elected for the coming year, as follows: Mike Jones (Chair)                                        Norah Kelso Gay Duffy […]

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