Monthly Talk: The Monthly Talk will be held on Friday 29th November in Gortakeegan. The speaker is Dr. Cliona Ní Cheallaigh from U.C.D. Cliona will speak about ‘Consumer Rights’ & ‘Knowing your Rights in Law’. Tea, Coffee & Refreshments afterwards.

Walks: The walk on December 4th will be at Lough Muckno Park. Meet at the Cathedral Car Park at 10.00 a.m. or the Park Gates at 10.30 a.m.

Book Club: The U3A Book Club meeting is on Thursday, November 28th in the Four Seasons Hotel at 3.15 p.m. Please note change of time. The book for this month is ‘The Woman in the Window’ by A.J. Finn. The book is available in the Library.

Poems and Pints: “Poems and Pints” Group will meet on December 12th in Maggie Charlie’s. U3A Members are very welcome to attend.

Christmas Coffee Morning:  Keep Thursday 12th December free for our annual Coffee Morning in St. Joseph’s Pastoral Centre.

Coffee and Craic: Every Wednesday in Smithboro’ hall around 3.00 p.m. Drop in for an informal Coffee or Tea and a chat. All welcome.

Annual Renewal: Please note that Annual Renewal is in January, so there is no need to renew your Annual Subscription until January 2020.

Important Notice: Please note that U3A Classes are for Members Only. See below how to become a member of the U3A.


Many of our classes are now up and running. S.C. is Soccer Club, Gortakeegan. Times and venues are as follows:

Monday: Line Dancing 10.45 – 12.15 S.C.

Pilates 2.00 – 3.00 (Class currently full)

Pilates 3.15 – 4.15           as above

Sculpture – in Alison Bole’s studio, Smithboro’. Starts 2.30. Class is full.

Tin Whistle 4.30 – 5.30 S.C.

Bowling in Knockatallon, 8.00 p.m.


Tuesday: Choir 10.45 – 12.30 S.C.

French 2.15 – 3.15 S.C.

Wednesday: Walks, see above for location.

Spanish 2.30 – 4.00 S.C.

Flower Arranging 2.30 – 3.30. October 23rd, November 6th, November 27th.S.C.

Cards, Forty Five, 8 00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. S.C.

Art. 6.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. The ETB Rooms behind St. Mary’s Boys’ School.

Film Club, fortnightly at 7.30 p.m. in Smithboro, Presbyterian Hall.

Thursday: Brendan’s Fitness for Fun. Border Bounce Gym Club, Tydavnet, 9.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

Coffee Morning, Graham’s 10.30 a.m.

Music Appreciation 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. in the Cathedral Rooms, St. Macartan’s Cathedral.

Pilates, 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. S.C.

Irish, 3.15 p.m. – 4.15 p.m. S.C.

Monthly Book Club. Four Seasons Hotel 3.15 p.m.

Poems and Pints, monthly in Maggie Charlie’s, Ballinode.

Friday: Art in ETB rooms. 10.30 a.m.– 12.00 noon. 

You will find all the information you need on our website  To book trips or put your name down for classes text 0873432275 or 0833244455. Please leave your name and contact details. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter and every week in the Northern Standard.  All events are for members only. When joining U3A, please use the envelopes provided in the Age Action shop, Glaslough St., and place it in the U3A box inside the door.