Guided Tour of the Chester Beatty Library – 11 November 2015

There was significant demand for the guided tour of the Chester Beatty Library on 11 November 2015 and it booked out fairly quickly.  We were restricted to 30 bookings which represented two groups, each of fifteen people.  We met beforehand for coffee in the Silk Road Café in the CBL.  The tours started just after […]

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Lecture by Luke O’Neill – 28th October 2015

Luke O’Neill gave an excellent lecture to members of the Association and their guests on Wednesday 28th October.  His infectious enthusiasm spread around those attending as he spoke about The Search for New Drugs to Treat Inflammatory Diseases.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the lecture and we wish Luke every success  with his ongoing research.

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Tour of Government Buildings – 13th October 2015

On the morning of Tuesday 13 October twenty of our members had a wonderful Tour of Government Buildings followed by a delicious lunch in the Members’ Room which was a great success. The tour was very kindly hosted by Ivana Bacik, Independent Senator of Dublin University and Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology […]

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Jane Maxwell’s lecture – 17th September 2015

The Henry Jones Room in the Old Library was filled to capacity for Jane Maxwell’s lecture entitled ‘How did THAT get here?;  The weird and wonderful objects that lurk in among the Library’s manuscript collection’ We were all enthralled as Jane showed us various items and shared their stories and background.  One item of particular […]

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Newgrange and Ardgillan Castle – 1st Sept 2015

The coach trip to Newgrange and to Ardgillan Castle and Gardens on Tuesday 1st September went very well.  Our group had thirty-three members and we reached Newgrange just before 11am.  After refreshments in the restaurant, we went by shuttle bus to Newgrange site for a guided tour. We had lunch in Slane at the Conyngham Arms […]

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Golf Match 18th June 2015

A small group of retired Trinity staff played current Trinity staff in a golf match at Ashbourne Golf Club on Thursday 18th June. A beautiful day made up for the lack of success. Congratulations to Daphne Gill on winning the best retiree prize. Some photos may be viewed in the Gallery

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Long Room Hub – Upcoming Events

This is a list of some of the Arts and Humanities related events taking place in the Long Room Hub over the coming weeks: TUESDAY, 23 JUNE 2015 13:00 | Trinity Long Room Hub ‘I’ve Just Seen a Face: Preserving Photographs Worldwide From Benin and Beirut to Bogota’ A public lecture by Prof Debra Hess […]

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Medieval Dublin walk – 16th June 2015

Thanks to Lorcan O’Meara for giving us an excellent guided tour of Medieval Dublin this morning.  We started our tour just outside the Chester Beatty Library and roughly followed the line of the old wall of Dublin.  The weather was fine and about 30 of us walked for about two hours, finishing in Dame Street. Some […]

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Visit to Dublin Zoo – 25th May 2015

On 25th May 2015, fifteen members of our group enjoyed a private guided tour of Dublin Zoo led by its Director, Mr Leo Oosterweghel. The tour lasted almost three hours and was very enjoyable and we were lucky with the weather. As it was a small group and proved to be very popular, all the […]

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Visit to the National Gallery of Ireland – 12th May 2015

On Tuesday 12 May twenty-five members of the Association visited the National of Gallery of Ireland where we were very kindly treated to morning coffee in the Friends’ Room. We were greeted by Maureen Beary Ryan, Administrator of the Friends of the National Gallery, and her assistant Laura Buckley.  Maureen gave us an overview of […]

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