New RTAI National Website –

We are delighted to see that RTAI have launched a newly updated website.

This will be our  “go-to” destination for information on all sorts of matters relating to the organisation, as well as up-to-date information on pensions, services and events which are of inerest to our members.

Congratulations to Eithne Uí Chonaill, of our own branch, on receiving a bursary towards her studies. Go n-éirí go geal leat, a Eithne!

You can see the website here.

April Events

The following events are planned for April:

7th. Friday. Social coffee morning. Clayton Silversprings Hotel. 11 a.m. Contact Pádraig Ó Conaill.

11th. Tuesday. Crawford at the Castle. Guided tour of the exhibition of works from the Crawford, which have been on show at Dublin Castle over the winter months. 11 a.m. Guided tour cost €3. Followed by lunch. Venue TBC (optional). Contact Mags McCarthy.

13th.  Thursday. Amblers walk in Doneraile Park. Lunch. Leader: Mary Fitzgerald.

23rd. Sunday. Three night trip to Westport. Contact Frank or Mary, Travel Committee.

27th. Thursday. Hillwalkers hike in Gougane Barra. Lunch. Leader: Joan McCann.

As with all our activities, details will be notified by text message in advance. 

Crosshaven Hill Walk

A group of 35 hill walkers enjoyed a great hike on Thursday 10th March. We were very fortunate with the weather on the day, and the tide stayed out as well!

We set out shortly after 11, after our leader Pat Crowley gave us a brief history of Crosshaven. The terrain was mixed, with some steep climbs, some muddy stretches, plenty of shoreline and a few short periods on the roads.

We paused for a short break at Myrtleville, before following the shoreline to Fennel’s Bay and Church Bay. At Templebreedy we had a few more points of information from Pat, before following the cliff path past Weavers Point and down to Graball Bay.

From there we emerged at Camden Fort Meagher, before descending to the shore for our return to Crosshaven. We met the Amblers at Cronin’s Pub and enjoyed a tasty lunch in great company.

Here are a few photos from the walk: