On 9th March, nearly 40 members began Zumba dance/exercise classes in the SMA hall in Wilton with dance teacher Helen Conroy. She very expertly took the group through a number of dance moves and ensured a great energetic workout over the course of an hour. A few stiff muscles were guaranteed for the following day but no pain, no gain, it’ll be worth it. This session will continue for 6 weeks in total and is a hugely important activity in the Cork RTA calendar
January 2018 is here and RTAI Cork members have a number of activities to look forward to. Wishing you all a very happy New Year and hoping that you will join us for some of our events during the coming year. You will receive a text about each activity as it occurs and you will be asked to confirm interest/attendance by return text.
January 2018 Events
Friday, Jan. 5th Social coffee morning Clayton Silversprings
Thursday, Jan 11th: Amble from Trident, Kinsale and
Hillwalk to Sandycove and Kinsale
Thursday, Jan 18th: Walkers’ Think In, Room 6, SMA Wilton at 2 p.m. – you will get a text about this
Friday, Jan 26th: Line dancing/Jiving begins in SMA Wilton at 11.00 a.m.
Art classes, Choir and Photography will continue as usual
2nd (Monday) Choir practice 11.20 a.m. SMA, Wilton. Mary Fitzgerald
Drama rehearsal 4 – 6 p.m. SMA, Wilton. Marian O’Callaghan
3rd (Tuesday) Drama rehearsal 4 – 6 p.m. SMA, Wilton.
4th(Wednesday) Art Class. 11.00 SMA, Wilton. Claire Bradley
4th & 5th Hill walkers: 2 days walking in Allihies, Beara Peninsula. (Committee)
Social Coffee morning: 11.00 Clayton Silversprings Hotel. Padraig O Conaill
Line dancing. 11.00 SMA, Wilton. Marie Power
9th (Monday) Choir a.m. Drama 4/6 p.m.
10th (Tuesday) Drama 4pm /6pm
11th (Wednesday) Art Class
12th (Thursday) Amblers walk. Rostellan. (Time to be notified by SMS)
13th (Friday) Line dancing.
Oct 13 /20 (Friday/Friday ) Dubrovnik Trip. Frank Tobin/ Mary Cahill
13th (Friday) Line dancing.
16th (Monday) Choir a.m. Drama 4/6 p.m.
17th (Tuesday) Drama 4/6pm
18th (Wednesday) Art Class
21st (Saturday) Dinner and Show: Niamh Kavanagh (Eurovision winner) and her band The Illegals, play the Hotel California album (The Eagles), as well as the Rumours album (Fleetwood Mac) in the Everyman Palace at 8p.m. Group rate €23 per person.
Early Bird options at Isaacs 5.30p.m.
Those attending may choose from 2-course (€23) or 3-course (€26) menu, or a la carte. To be paid directly at Isaacs.
Contact Mags McCarthy
23rd (Monday) Choir a.m. Drama 4/6 p.m.
24th (Tuesday) Drama 4pm /6pm
25th (Wednesday) Art Class
26th (Thursday) Photography Group. SMA, Wilton. 2 – 4 p.m. Mags McCarthy
27th (Friday) Line dancing.
30th (Monday) Choir a.m. Drama 4/6 p.m.
31st (Tuesday) Drama 4 p.m. /6 p.m.
3rd (Friday) Social Coffee morning in Clayton Silversprings Hotel Padraig O Conaill
6th (Monday) Choir a.m. Mary Fitzgerald
7th (Tuesday) 8 p.m. “There Goes the Bell.” Performance by our Drama Group, at Cork Arts Theatre (CAT CLUB), Carroll’s Quay, Cork.
8th Wednesday Drama “There goes the Bell.” Second performance.
8th (Wednesday) Art Class. Claire Bradley
9th (Thursday) Amblers’ walk. Mahon. Marie Power
10th (Friday) Insurance Talk by Dermot Goode.
ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL. 1.45 p.m. Marie Dennehy
13th (Monday) Choir
14th (Tuesday) Hill walkers. Mill Cove Walk. Rosscarbery. Committee
15th (Wednesday) Art Class.
17th (Friday) Camera group shoot in Kinsale.
17th & 18th (Friday & Saturday) Drama. Saved by the Bell, C.A.T. Club. 8 p.m.
22nd (Wednesday) MASS OF REMEMBRANCE 11 a.m. ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL
AGM 12.30 p.m. ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL
LUNCH 1.30 p.m. ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL
27th (Monday) Choir
29th (Wednesday) Art Class
30th (Thursday) Photography group. SMA, Wilton. 2 – 4 p.m.
1st (Friday) Social Coffee morning. Clayton Silversprings Padraig O Conaill
6th (Wednesday) Art Classes Claire Bradley
8th (Friday) Christmas Lunch. Hayfield Manor. Marie Dennehy
14th (Thursday) Amblers’ walk. Regional Park, Ballincollig. Marian O Callaghan
Nollaig Shona agus Ath-bhliain fé mhaise!
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.
The following activities are planned for March:
- Social Coffee Morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. 11 a.m. (Contact Padraig O Conaill)
- Set Dancing resumes. SMA Hall Wilton. 11 a.m. (Contact Marian O’Callaghan)
7th. Tuesday. Annual Convention. Gresham Hotel 9.30 a.m. Committee members attend.
9th. Thursday: Walking Day
- Amblers. Meet at Crosshaven Car Park at 12.30 p.m. Walk on the flat along the old Crosshaven/Carrigaline railway. This is a linear walk. (Contact Marie Power)
- Hillwalkers. Meet at Crosshaven Car Park at 11 a.m. This walk includes a couple of steep ascents, cross-country paths and shoreline. Details have been notified to hillwalkers by email. (Contact Pat Crowley)
- Both groups to meet at Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven at 2 p.m. for lunch (Soup, sandwiches, apple crumble, tea/coffee. €10).
- Legal Issues in Retirement. Talk by John Quirke, Solicitor, at Oriel House, 2 p.m. John, a former teacher, will address such issues as the Fair Deal Scheme, Advanced Care Directive, Enduring Power of Attorney, Inheritance Tax. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards. (Contact Mags McCarthy or Claire Bradley)
23rd. Thursday: DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!!! NOW: 30th MARCH.
- The Jameson Experience. Meet at the Jameson Centre, Midleton at 11 a.m. Further details will be sent by text message as soon as they have been confirmed. (Contact Marie Dennehy).
- Lunch is booked for the group at Midleton Park Hotel.
- Distillery Visit – The Jameson Experience (see above).
- Camera group meet at SMA Wilton (Room 6). New members are always welcome.
Line Dancers step it out on Friday mornings with dance teacher Helen Conroy. We have great fun learning lots of steps and routines to lively, uplifting music while Helen prompts us as we go.
Dancers dance in lines and all do the steps at the same time while facing a wall. Among the popular line dancing songs are “Rock me Mama” by Nathan Carter, “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus and many more familiar tunes.
This is a very popular activity and gets booked up very quickly.