Camera Group on Tour

Our Camera Group braved the elements on Tuesday 12th, to become tourists in our own town! Starting at St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, the small group explored the frescoes around the portico before moving on to investigate the grounds, all the time looking  for new angles and vistas. We discovered the Labyrinth, and the difference between a labyrinth and a maze! The Labyrinth is a recent addition to the gardens, and invites all who enter it to prayer and reflection.The Labyrinth, St. Finbarr's Cathedral

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From St. Finbarr’s, we rambled along French’s Quay, and took the steps up to Elizabeth Fort. This is a most interesting structure. We were met by the guide who gave us an introduction, before letting us loose on the ramparts with our cameras.

The views from the ramparts, over the skyline of the city were spectacular, even on a cloudy day that always threatened to rain. We were delighted to meet retired teachers from Singapore. A discussion about our cultures led us to jointly give a rousing rendition of “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”!!!! We wish our new friends well as they continue their short visit to Ireland.

Soon, it was time for lunch. Exploring on foot, we came upon the wonderful Alchemy Cafe on Barrack St. where we enjoyed delicious food and serious coffee!

Mags and Seán
Faoi bhláth!

Camera Group in Focus

Our Camera Group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. in the SMA centre, Wilton. We learn the rudiments of good photography from our mentor, Tony. There are 15 members in the group,  and new members are always welcome. You don’t need to have a fancy camera!

We also go out and about on photo shoots during the intervening period between our meetings. Our last outing was to Murphy’s Farm, in Bishopstown.

Here we are, in the frame!

March 2019

The following events are planned for March:

1st. Friday. Social coffee morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. 11 a.m.

(Reminder! Over 50s Expo at City Hall. 9th & 10th March)

12th. Tuesday. Camera Group outing. St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and Elizabeth fort.

14th. Thursday. Amble. Ringaskiddy. 10.30 a.m. National Maritime College. Followed by lunch.

14th. Thursday. Cork Opera House. “Leeside Story”, 8 p.m. and dinner at Luigi Malone’s from 6 p.m.

20th. Wednesday. Hillwalk. Ballyhoura. Details will be sent by email, to those on the hillwalking mailing list.

28th. Thursday. Camera Group meeting. SMA. 2 p.m.

Our Choir continues to rehearse on Monday afternoons.

Line dancing continues on Friday mornings.

 

February walks

Spring is in the air, and our walking groups have embraced the outdoors with relish! After the cancellation of the Mount Hilary hike (due to snow), our walkers were eager to get out, come rain or shine.

The amble in Doneraile Park on 14th February was well attended, and it was great to catch up as we walked along, as well as over the welcome lunch. Thanks to Nora Farrissey for leading this amble.

On Tuesday 19th, a group of 20 hillwalkers met at Cuskinny, on Great Island, for a coastal walk, along the shore and through Marlóg Wood. Mary O’Brien was our local guide and with the help of Deirdre Ryan, shared lots of interesting facts about the history and topography of the area. Once again, the company was great and we enjoyed the chat as we trekked along, hardly noticing the rain!

Art Classes Visions school of Art


Painting classes will take place on Tuesday afternoon (acrylics), Wednesday evenings (acrylics) and Thursday afternoons (Oils) ;  all classes are suited to beginners.

Courses will begin on the week beginning 4th of March. Cost is €130 per 8-week course, each week consisting of a class of 2 hours. There are also beginner, Saturday workshops in various art media, and evening classes during the week. Visions school of art is located at Long’s Yard on Tower Street, Cork City. Parking is available for €1 for classes, and €5 for day-workshops.

Please have a look at the entire schedule for the Spring, viewable at www.artclass.ie/cork-city-adult-art-classes. If you wish to attend any of the courses or workshops, or want to make enquiries, please email Andrew at: and.carroll@gmail.com. Apply for classes as soon as is convenient, to secure your place.

Féilire Feabhra 2019

Seo thíos na himeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl i Mí Feabhra:

1st. Friday: Social coffee morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. 11 a.m.

Also: Line Dancing. SMA. 11 a.m. For those registered only.

14th. Thursday: Amble. Doneraile Park. Time will be notified by SMS message.

19th. Tuesday: Hillwalk. Marlogue Wood. To be included in the emails for hillwalks, please contact any committee member.

28th. Thursday: Camera group meeting. SMA. 2p.m.

Our Choir rehearse every Monday afternoon. Please contact any committee member for details.