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Living With My Century (A Memoir) – Eda Sagarra

Eda Sagarra, a former Professor of German at Trinity College Dublin and the first-ever registrar at an Irish or British university, has written an intelligent account of her upbringing, travels and life in academia.  She has been a significant and influential figure in Irish and European academic policy-making, contributing to the early development of the Erasmus scheme. […]

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Primrose Hill Garden Lucan 20th February 2023

A true plantsman’s garden of about 5ha nurtured since 1950 by the owners, Cicely  Hall and her son Robin Hall, this garden has a reputation for being one of the finest of its type with one of its best collections of plants in Ireland, excluding trees and shrubs. It is reached through a beech avenue […]

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“The Sun is God” An exhibition by J.M.W Turner

Visit to the Exhibition of paintings by Turner ‘The sun is God’ at the National Gallery of Ireland 25 January 2023   We were privileged to have the actual curator of the Exhibition, Niamh McNally, as our tour guide.  She was very knowledgeable, but wore her knowledge lightly – we even laughed now and again!.  […]

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Guided tour of Dunsink Observatory 2nd November 2022

                                On a very breezy and wet morning some 37 of us went to Dunsink Observatory at the outer edge of the city to be shown around by the Director Prof. Peter Gallagher (DIAS Astrophysics). Peter was formerly from TCD […]

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Birdwatching trip to Bull Island UNESCO Biosphere 12th October 2022

Another outdoor trip for the new academic year, on 12 October, was to the Bull Island UNESCO Biosphere wetlands to do some birdwatching. The Bull Island, as part of Dublin Bay, is protected under Irish legislation as a designated SPA/SAC. About 25 of us met on the causeway at 11h00 with our two birdwatcher colleagues, […]

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Walk in St. Anne’s Park Raheny, Thursday 22nd September

St Anne’s Park in Raheny is among the larger parks in the city, being second only to the Phoenix Park.  The walk will start at the Red Stables which are situated at the Clontarf side of the park and will take about 90 mins.  We will pass through woodland and open parkland on good unpaved […]

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Vartry Trail walks 29th June 2022 10:30

There are a number of beautiful trails around the Vartry reservoir with thriving wildlife, flora, fauna and mountain views. Between 1862 and 1868, the Lower Vartry Reservoir was formed by constructing a dam across the valley of the river Vartry.  To provide additional storage, a second dam was completed in 1923 forming the Upper Reservoir.  Both dams […]

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Visit and tour of Kilmacurragh Gardens, Tuesday 24th May 2022

The Trinity Retirement Association organised a visit and guided tour of The National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh on Tuesday 24th May 2022. The tour started at 12 noon. The National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh lie within an estate developed extensively during the 19th century by Thomas Acton in conjunction with David Moore and his son Sir Frederick […]

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