The annual Charity Coffee Morning was held on December 6th in the Clayton/Silversprings Hotel. The event was very well supported by members who donated generous gifts. The raffle created a great buzz. Indeed there was something for almost “everyone in the audience” as they say. A total of €1,810 was raised and this year the chosen charities were Marymount Hospice and Focus Ireland. The amount was topped up from RTAI funds so each organisation received €1,000. Great credit is due to Pádraig O Conaill for his superb organisation of this event.
The following activities are planned for December:
5th. Thursday. Launch of the Photography Exhibition, Picture That! 6pm – 7.30pm, Bishopstown Library, Wilton. All RTAI members and friends welcome. The exhibition is kindly sponsored by Comhar Linn and continues until 20th December.
6th. Friday. Charity Christmas Coffee morning. Clayton Silversprings Hotel. 11a.m. Bring a prize and you might get lucky!
12th. Thursday. Amble. Ballincollig Regional Park. Leader Anne Durity.
13th. Friday. Christmas Lunch and Choral entertainment. Hayfield Manor. Organiser Kathleen Lowney.
Guímid Nollaig faoi shéan agus ath-bhliain faoi mhaise ar na baill uilig.
5Seo 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.
29th. Friday. Christmas flower arranging DEMO with Margaret Ahern, AOIFA. SMA. 11a.m. Booking essential. See Text message.
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