Christmas Lunch at Hayfield Manor

On 10th December 2016 the ever-popular Christmas Lunch was held at Hayfield Manor. Thanks to Marie Dennehy  for organising this event.

Our choir entertained us with a lively selection of songs, as we sipped a warm drink in the foyer, on arrival. We were welcomed before the meal by Marie Power who wished a Happy Christmas to one and all. A guest pianist provided the seasonal backdrop to our afternoon, inspiring some of our choir members to burst into song!

Once again the meal was of a very high standard, and the staff were attentive to all our needs.

Here is a selection of photos taken at the lunch.

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AGM and Annual Remembrance Mass

The Annual Mass of Remembrance was held in the Church of Christ Our Light, Ballincollig on Wednesday 23rd November 2016. Fr. Micheál Ó Loingsigh celebrated the Mass with us. The hymns were sung beautifully by our choir. Those attending the Mass were invited to light  a candle in remembrance of those they wished to pray for.

Later, at the AGM, it was agreed that the Mass and AGM would be held in the same building next year.

The incoming Committee for 2017 elected at AGM is as follows:

Chairperson: Pádraig Ó Conaill, Deputy Chairperson: Marie Power, Secretary: Marie Dennehy, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Claire Bradley. Committee Members: Mary Fitzgerald, Derry Keogh, Mags McCarthy, Marian O’Callaghan, Seán Radley, Frank Tobin.

Annual Convention: The committee members and Claire Shelley were delegated to attend Annual Convention in March 2017.

Thanks to Seán Radley for the photographs below.

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The Mass


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Ath-bhliain fé mhaise

We wish all our members a happy, healthy and successful New Year.

Planned events for January 2017:

  • 6th. Friday: Social Coffee Morning. Clayton Silversprings Hotel. 11 a.m.
  • 12th. Thursday: Amblers’ Walk, Mahon. 12.30 p.m.
  • 16th. Monday: Amblers’/Ramblers’ meeting to discuss the activities for 2017. SMA Centre, Wilton. 1.30 p.m.
  • 20th. Friday: Line Dancing Classes begin (6 week course) SMA Hall Wilton. 11 a.m. There was a high demand for places on this course, and it is now full.
  • 26th. Thursday: Camera Group meet SMA Centre, Wilton. 2.00 p.m.

Please note that all activities are subject to confirmation by text message in advance and that outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions.

Education Mobile Phone Offer

We would like to draw your attention to a special offer we received from partner Totterdells. This offer is not available in store:

  • All calls.
  • All texts.
  • 5 GB data.
  • 100 International Texts & Minutes. (Doesn’t include roaming).

ONLY 28.91 euro per month. (Subject to 24 month contract. Direct debit required)

Other offer available: SIM only – all calls and texts: 16.61 euro per month. (Subject to 18 month contract. Direct debit required).

Roaming, premium calls and MMS excluded.

See Totterdells website for more details. You can speak to an agent on: 01-202 1664


Féilire na Nollag 2016

Seo thíos na himeachtaí atá beartaithe  ag RTAI Chorcaí do mhí na Nollag:

1st. Thursday. Ramblers Walk. Meet Ardmore beach car park at 11.45 a.m. for 12 start.     Lunch in the Cliff House Hotel.

2nd. Friday. Charity Coffee Morning. Clayton Silversprings Hotel. 11 a.m.

  • Envelopes will be available for your donation.
  • You are invited to bring a gift to be raffled.
  • Raffle tickets will be on sale.
  • A group of RTAI set-dancers will perform.

2nd. Friday. Our Choir will perform at a special concert in aid of Enable Ireland Respite Bus Fund and L’Arche Community. Venue Way of the Cross Church, Togher, 8 p.m. Various choirs and music ensembles will perform at the concert. A voluntary contribution will be accepted.

6th. Tuesday. Photography Group meet at Ballincollig Park (Western entrance) 11 a.m.

10th. Saturday. Christmas Lunch. Hayfield Manor.

  • 12.30 p.m. Our Choir will perform in the foyer. Mulled wine/juice reception.
  • 1.00 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh uilig.


Mangerton – what a feat!

Congratulations to the twelve intrepid RTAI climbers, and their guide, Josie Heffernan, who conquered Mangerton (snow and all) on Thursday Nov 24th.

“A great day was had by all 12 of us. On Thursday, 24th November we climbed to the Devils Punch Bowl on Mangerton. We could have been in the Alps. Snowdrifts abounded; so too frozen lakes & the distant snow-capped peaks of the Reeks.  Mar is gnath, we ended our adventure with a well earned meal in Muckross Hotel.”

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