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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Faithlegg House Hotel: 8th-10th March 2016

Faithlegg House Hotel is located in an eighteenth century restored mansion in County Waterford and was the destination for a two-day midweek break for eighteen TRA members and their guests on 8th-10th March. The weather was sunny but a little chilly and was ideal for a few brisk walks around the extensive grounds and surrounding […]

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Provosts of TCD – by Peter Boyle – Friday 26th February 2016

On Friday February 26  at 2.30 we had the usual quota of around thirty present in the Botany Lecture theatre for a talk on “Provosts of Trinity College” by Peter Boyle based on his recent book. The talk restricted itself to three of the Provosts of the 18th century Baldwin, Andrews and Hely-Hutchinson and gave […]

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Abbey Theatre – 30th January 2016

A full house including twenty one TRA members attended the matinee of Bernard Shaw’s comedy ‘You Never Can Tell’ on Saturday 30th January.  After 18 years in Madeira Mrs Clarendon returns to England with her unruly twins and forthright daughter.  Their new life in a seaside hotel becomes increasingly complicated by her estranged husband and […]

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