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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Visit to Dublin Castle – 15th April 2015

On the morning of Wednesday 15 April 2015 forty members of the Association met for coffee in the Silk Road Café.  We then walked over to the State Apartments of Dublin Castle. The tour also included the Chapel Royal and culminated with a visit to the Undercroft. Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was excellent and gave […]

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Gardening course

A new series of gardening classes will start on Saturday 25th April and will run through May on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The classes will be held in the TCD Botanic Gardens in Dartry. Topics will include growing your own vegetables, choosing the right plants for your garden and also an introduction to garden design. If […]

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Long Room Hub – Upcoming Events

Members may be interested in some of the Arts and Humanities related events taking place over the coming weeks in the Long Room Hub.   THURSDAY, 23 APRIL 2015 09:15 | Trinity Long Room Hub ‘Scenographic Things / Scenography Objects’ A day-long performance research seminar organized by the TaPRA Scenography Working Group. Registration Required.   […]

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Annual General Meeting – 25th March 2015

The first Annual General Meeting of the Association was held on 25th March 2015 and was attended by 57 members.   The meeting heard the reports of the Chairperson, the Treasurer and the Secretary and also approved some amendments to the constitution.  A new Executive Committee was elected and will remain in office until the next AGM […]

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Altamont Garden – 11th February 2015

On 11th February, 39 of our members set off to visit Altamont Garden in Tullow, Co Carlow.  The trip was scheduled during Snowdrop Week.  We arrived at the Mount Wolseley Hotel for lunch about 12.15pm and had a good lunch in a reserved area of the hotel.  We then left for Altamont Garden, arriving just before […]

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Free Lunchtime Concerts in NCH – January/February 2015

Horizons 2015 – RTE National Symphony Orchestra The RTE National Symphony Orchestra and various featured composers will be performing in the National Concert Hall on Tuesdays lunchtime at the dates below.  Tickets for the concerts are complimentary.  All concerts will be held in the main auditorium and last from 1.05pm to 2pm.  You can phone the […]

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Walking Group

The Walking Group had its first walk in September 2014 when Jim Malone led a guided walk around St Ann’s Park, Raheny.  Since then, the group has had eight walks including walks in the city, in parks and in the Dublin mountains. Our next walk will be along the Royal Canal Way.  More details to follow.

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Former Provost Tom Mitchell – lecture

On 29th October 2014, former Provost Tom Mitchell delivered a lecture to members of the Association entitled ‘Ageing and the Life of the Mind’.  The Association was delighted to welcome Professor Mitchell and those attending the lecture found it both stimulating and thought-provoking.  A reception was held after the event where discussion and general conversation continued.

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Kilkenny Trip

Forty-five participants enjoyed a day trip to Kilkenny on 9th September 2014.  We left Nassau Street in Dublin at 9.15am and stopped at Leighlinbridge for tea/coffee.  On reaching Kilkenny city, we had a tour of the Castle before going to Kilkenny Design Foodhall for lunch.  In the afternoon, some of us enjoyed a walk around […]

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