Beannachtaí na Féile libh agus athbhliain faoi mhaise dhaoibh go léir

January 2020 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.

Féilire Eanair 2020

Seo thíos na himeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl i Mí Eanair

Friday, January 3rd  Social Coffee Morning Clayton Silversprings hotel                                organised  by Pádraig Ó Conaill

Thursday, January 9th  Amble, Compass Hill, Kinsale organised by Clare Shelly and notified by text.

Friday, January 10th  Visit to Collins Barracks at 2 p.m. organised by Mary  Cahill. Notification by text. Free of charge.

Thursday, January 16th:    2.30 p.m Walking “Think-In” in SMA, Wilton. Ambles and Hillwalks will be planned for 2020

Line Dancing with Helen Conroy will commence at the end of January and a text will issue. Early booking is advised. Seán McCarthy and Mary Cahill are the organisers.

Hillwalkers have been notified by email of the upcoming Hillwalk in Kinsale on Thursday, January 9th led by Angela Foley

Sicily is the destination for the annual RTAI Cork Trip in September 2020. Notification was sent before Christmas and there was great interest in this hugely popular event.  Mary Cahill and Frank Tobin organised and surprised us with an early “reveal”.

Drama, Choir and Camera club will be in contact with members when activities resume. For more information about any of the events/groups  and if, for any reason, you are not in receipt of texts or emails please contact Marian at 0864072037 or o.marian23@gmail.com

 

💡A bright idea!

Text-a-Parent

Text-a-parent is a service used by schools to send messages to a large group of parents at one time. RTAI Cork has adopted this service for sending text messages to our members. It is a streamlined, cost-effective system.

The beauty of the service for our members is that all RTAI text messages are held in one place – no more scrolling through your text messages to find a message you know came in a week or more ago!

To use the service you need to download the app. It’s free, and it takes less than a minute to install on your iPhone or android phone.

On your iPhone,  download it from the App Store. On your android phone, download it from Playstore.

After that, you need do no more. All future text messages from RTAI Cork, will be delivered to your Text-a-Parent app, and neatly stored in one location on your phone. You will get a notification each time a message arrives, and you can read the message at a time convenient to you.

Download the app today!

 

A.G.M. November 14th, 2018

Committee members, 2018-2019  and RTAI President, Sheelagh Coyle, pictured at the recent A.G.M. of the Cork  branch of the Retired Teachers’ Association of Ireland  in Oriel House, Ballincollig, Co.Cork.
Back Row L to R.  Frank Tobin, Seán McCarthy, Clare Shelly, Pat Crowley and Derry Keogh, Vice-Chairperson
Front Row L to R,  Mary Cahill, Marian O’Callaghan, Secretary, Sheelagh Coyle , President RTAI, Pádraig Ó Conaill, Chairperson  and Kathleen Lowney, Treasurer
Missing from the photo is Mary FitzGerald. 
Sincere thanks to outgoing committee member, Seán Radley, for the photograph. 

October calendar

3rd – 10th Trip to the sights of Ancient Greece.

5th Social coffee morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. 11 a.m.

 11th Amble in CobhHeritage Centre 11.30 a.m.

17th Hillwalk, Knockmealdowns.

18th Camera group outing to Gaggin.

19th Dermot Goode. Health Insurance talk. Midleton Park Hotel. 1.30 p.m.

25th Camera group meeting, SMA, Wilton. 2 p.m.

Ongoing events: Choir, Drama rehearsals, Line dancing, Art classes.

Golf Outing at Muskerry.

Thursday 7th June  saw a new venture of a Golf Outing in Muskerry Golf Club.
The idea was conceived in Dubrovnik and we had a “reunion” outing after that.
Many people there expressed a desire to have another such outing.
There was a good turnout of 29 people taking part, divided almost straight down the middle between men and women.
Joe made up teams of three, based on the relative handicaps of the players. There were 10 teams as Joe press-ganged a Muskerry member to join the last team!
We played a scramble which meant that everyone was involved irrespective of their handicap. This form of competition lends itself to the social aspect of the outing.
The winning team was made up of Albert Groarke, John Purcell and Kathleen Long. They had a great score of 65 which won by a shot.
The prizes, which were subsidised by the R. T. A. I, were bought from Fred Twomey who has just recently taken up the position of Professional in Muskerry.
After the Golf most, if not all, of the players enjoyed the Catering in the Clubhouse and consequently were present for the Prize-giving.
The feedback was most positive and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Everybody expressed an interest in playing such a format again and Joe says he would have no problem organising it.
Here is a selection of photos taken on the day by Mags McCarthy.

 

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New Committee

At our AGM on 22nd November, our new committee was elected. Special tributes were paid to Marie Dennehy (Secretary), Marie Power (Deputy Chairperson), Claire Bradley (Treasurer) and Mags McCarthy, who were stepping down from the committee.

Pictured above are the new committee members, with RTAI President Luke McGinley.

Back Row: L –  R: Derry Keogh (Leas Chathaoirleach), Seán McCarthy, Claire Shelley, Pat Crowley, Frank Tobin.

Front Row: L – R: Mary Fitzgerald, Kathleen Lowney (Cisteoir), Pádraig Ó Conaill (Cathaoirleach), Luke McGinley (Uachtarán RTAI), Marian O’Callaghan (Rúnaí), Mary Cahill. Missing from the photograph: Seán Radley.

Go n-éirí go geal libh, a chairde!

Our Choir

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Our choir sang beautifully during our Mass of Remembrance. (Photo: Peggy O’Brien)

Garden Visit II

On Thursday 29th June, a group of avid gardeners visited the garden of Hester Forde in Glounthaune. Summer arrived early for Hester’s garden and she explained how that affects one’s colour display. Hester was more than helpful and was on hand to answer all kinds of questions.

Her garden has featured in many publications, including Irish Garden magazine,  May 2017. The photos below give a little flavour of the wonderful views.  Many a tip was shared, and notes compared over the cuppa agus cáca!