Events: October to Christmas 2017

October Events

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)

6th  (Friday)

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.

 

November Events

3rd (Friday)  Social Coffee morning  in Clayton Silversprings Hotel Padraig  O Conaill

3rd (Friday)  Set Dancing  Class 1. SMA, Wilton.   Marie Power

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. Ballincollig Regional Park  Marie Power/ Claire Bradley

10th  (Friday)        Set Dancing    Marie Power

10th (Friday)      Insurance Talk by Dermot Goode.

                              LEE VALLEY GOLF CLUB.      2 – 4 p.m.   Marie Dennehy

 13th (Monday)   Choir

14th (Tuesday)   Hill walkers. Mill Cove Walk.    Rosscarbery.    Committee

15th (Wednesday)       Art Classes

17th (Friday)              Set Dancing

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

23rd (Thursday )      Photography Group. SMA. 2 – 4 p.m.    Mags McCarthy

24th (Friday)              Set Dancing

27th (Monday)          Choir

29th (Wednesday)     Art Class

 

December Events

1st  (Friday)  Social Coffee morning.  Clayton Silversprings  Padraig  O Conaill

1st                   Set Dancing    Marie Power

6th (Wednesday)     Art Classes   Claire Bradley

8th  (Friday)            Christmas Lunch. Hayfield Manor.   Marie Dennehy

14th (Thursday)     Amblers’ walk. Bishopstown.   Marian O Callaghan

15th  (Friday)        Set Dancing.

Nollaig Shona agus Ath-bhliain fé mhaise!

 

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. 

March Calendar 2017

The following activities are planned for March:

3rd. Friday:

  • 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).

13th. Monday:

  • 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 ExperienceMeet 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.

30th. Thursday.

  • Distillery Visit – The Jameson Experience (see above).
  • Camera group meet at SMA Wilton (Room 6). New members are always welcome.

 

Line Dancing fun

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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.

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