The U3A (University of the 3rd Age) is a learning circle or cooperative of older
people (55+). Members learn from one another by sharing knowledge and experiences
and engaging in shared activities. The Monaghan U3A branch has been established for
about 4 years and has about 80 active members. Current activities include bowling,
walking, card playing and computer classes. It is planned to have classes for gardening
and digital photography in the near future if there is enough interest.
Trip to the Cavan Burren. We have organised a day trip to the Cavan Burren and the
Organic centre in Rossinver in May 22nd, a Tuesday. Anyone interested can text 0833244455
leaving your details and mark it Burren. With an opportunity for a nice walk in the
historic Cavan Burren, a tour of the fascinating Organic centre and stops for coffee
and dinner, it should be a very pleasant day out. The cost is 55 euro which includes
lunch and dinner. If interested please leave your money in the U3A box in the Age
Action shop by Friday 18th May, leaving your name and contact details.
Monthly Talk: Our next monthly talk is on Friday 25th May in the Garage theatre
at 11am. It will be a relaxed Gardeners’ Panel with local gardeners talking and answering
questions. A date for your diary.
Book Club: The next meeting is Thursday May 24th in the Four Season s hotel at 2.30.
The book for this month is ‘Portrait of the Artist as a young man’ by James Joyce.
Copies are available in the library. If you have books from the library and are finished
with them, can you return the books please.
The trip to York was a great success and enjoyed by all. The Scotland trip is on
this week and no doubt will be as successful. One sad note on the York trip was the
untimely passing of our member Aggie Hughes. Aggie loved Line dancing and going on
trips and indeed had booked her spot on the York trip, but it was not to be. We will
miss her lively spirit.
Art in St. Joseph’s Pastoral centre. A second art class is on Thursdays 10.30 to
12.30 am in Ballinode hall. There are some spaces available, if in interested text
Walks: The walk on Wednesday, 23rd May is to Crocknagrally. Meet at Maggie Charlie’s
at 10.00am or Knockatallon school at 10.30Four Seasons hotel at 10.30.
Coffee Morning, every Thursday, around eleven, in Graham’s Coffee shop.
Coffee and Craic every Wednesday in Smithboro Presbyterian hall between 3.00 and
Classes: Most classes will be finishing up for the summer at the end of May. The
last Choir session is Tuesday 29th May.
Mondays Irish in the Market House at 2.30pm
Tuesdays: Choir 11.30 to 1.00, Market House French 2.15 to 3.15pm, Market House
Wednesdays: Spanish in Andy’s 2.30pm
Thursdays: Flexibility, Balance and strength classes. In the Gym club, Milltown,
9.45 to 10.45. Suitable for all ages and abilities and you can pop into Graham’s
for coffee afterwards.
Art in St. Joseph’s Pastoral centre and Ballinode Hall. Coffee morning, an informal
coffee morning occurs every Thursday, Graham’s coffee shop.
You will find all the information you need on our website www.monaghanu3a.com. To
book trips or put your name down for classes text 0873432275 or 0833244455. Please
leave your name and contact details. All events are for members only. When joining
U3A, please use the envelopes provided in the Age Action shop, Glaslough st., and
place it in the U3A box inside the door.