Coffee Mornings

One of the most popular events of our group.

One of the most popular events of our group is the monthly coffee morning.

The coffee morning is held on the first Friday of the month at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. (Just look to the right in the reception area – you’ll see a large group of retired teachers enjoying a cuppa and a chat!)

Everyone is welcome. Just reply to the text alert so that enough places can be reserved. Even if it’s your first time attending, you are sure to meet someone you know. Come along at 11 a.m. We enjoy tea, coffee and delicious scones served by a very friendly staff. The chat is lively, and it’s common to see people moving about and mingling as the morning goes on, meeting old friends and arranging future meet-ups and connections!

At €2 per head, this event is a sure winner!

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Dialann Márta 2016

The following events are planned for March. Each event will be notified by text message or in the case of Rambles, by email to the Ramblers.

4th – Social coffee morning. Clayton Silver Springs Hotel.

4th – Line dancing classes continue for the group enrolled.

8th – Annual  Convention. Dublin. (Committee to attend).

10th – Amblers walk Monkstown.

12th – RTAI Cork  Choir perform in Armagh. Click to read about the Armagh Festival

15th – “Your Financial to-do list in Retirement.”

(Talk by Padraic O’Connor, O’Connor Financial Planning.)

Oriel House Hotel 2.30 – 4p.m.

16th – Ramblers walk. The Gap of Dunloe.

Lá Féile Pádraig agus Cáisc Shona!





Rambling tale!

IMG-20160218-WA0001On Thursday 18th February 2016, our Ramblers group took to the hills in North Cork. They climbed Sliabh an Iolair (Mount Hillary) in the Boggeraghs. Lá breá gréine a bhí ann, agus bhí radharc breá acu siar chuig Ceann Toirc agus na  bailte eile mórthimpeall.

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Happy Hikers!




Sos beag!



Visit to Crawford Exhibition

On 3rd February 2016 a group visited the Crawford Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork, to have a guided tour of the exhibiton: “The Language of Dreams”.

This exhibition focused on the Irish artists of the 20th Century who were influenced by mysticism and the fantastical. We were guided through the exhibition, from the Theosophists of the Celtic Twilight through the surrealists and the quasi abstract, such as Mary Swanzy, Gerard Dillon, Brian Boydell et al. All present agreed that the guided tour was of great benefit in understanding and contextualising the paintings and sculpture on view.

Due to limit on numbers by the gallery,  not everyone who applied got a place on this tour. Further visits to future exhibitions will be arranged.