Seo hiad na heachtraí atá geallta le haghaidh mí na Samhna:
1st. Friday. Social coffee morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. 11 a.m.
7th and 8th. Thursday & Friday. Drama performances at Lee Valley Golf Club. 8 p.m. A few tickets still available!
13th. Wednesday. AGM. ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL. 12.30 p.m.
13th. Wednesday. Drama performance. White Horse Inn, Ballincollig. 8 p.m.
14th. Thursday. Amble. Crosshaven.
20th. Thursday. Hillwalk. Muckross.
28th. Thursday . Camera group. SMA. 2p.m.
Ongoing activities: Choir, Tuesdays. Dancing, Fridays.
The following events are planned for October:
4th. Friday. Social Coffee morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. 11 a.m.
9th. Wednesday. Health Insurance talk, by Dermot Goode. Oriel House Hotel, 2.30 p.m. Advance booking essential. Please register with Pádraig by 6th October.
10th. Thursday. Hillwalk in Knockadoon, led by Mary Cahill. 11 a.m. See email for details.
11th. Friday. Camera group outing to Killarney for dawn shoot. Weather permitting.
14th. Monday. Historical Guided walk in Fermoy. St. Colman’s College. 2 p.m.
24th. Thursday. Amble in Ardmore led by Helen Waide. Notification by text.
31st. Thursday. Camera group meeting. S.M.A. 2 p.m.
There’s something special about September, when you’re a retired teacher. Here’s a few ideas for activities you might like to enjoy this month:
3rd and 4th: Tuesday and Wednesday. Hillwalkers trip to Castlegregory. Leader Aidan Buckley.
6th: Friday. Social coffee morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. 11 a.m.
12th: Thursday. Amble in Garnish Island. Details will be announced by text.
12th: Thursday. Camera group planning meeting. SMA centre. 2p.m.
22nd-29th: Trip to Lake Como with the Travel Department
27th – 29th: Friday to Sunday. Flower display, and concert. Cobh cathedral. Organised by RTAI member, Mary O’Brien (AOIFA National Chairperson) See earlier post.
CHOIR. Members have been notified of rehearsal arrangements. New members welcome! Contact Mary Fitzgerald 086 830 1195 as soon as possible.
DRAMA. Rehearsals are ongoing. New members welcome, for all theatrical roles, onstage and backstage. Contact Marian O’Callaghan. 086 407 2037 or email@example.com
Seo thíos na gníomhaí atá beartaithe ag RTAI Chorcaí do mhí Bealtaine:
- Wednesday. 1st. Camera group outing to Ballyannon Woods.
- Friday. 3rd. Social Coffee Morning. Clayton Silversprings Hotel. 11 a.m.
- Tuesday & Wednesday. 7th & 8th. Hillwalking. Lough Ine and Cape Clear.
- Sunday to Wednesday. 12th – 15th. Trip to Tralee.
- Thursday. 16th. Amble. Lissarda.
- Thursday. 30th. Camera Group meeting.
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.
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!
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!