Category Archives: Groups

A listing of the various groups in U3A Armagh

Family History

The Family History group meets on Wednesdays at 2:30 in the Irish and Local Studies Library, all welcome. There is no meeting in December but we will resume on January 9th, 2019

The convener for the group is Richard Burns, if you wish to contact him e-mail:

Cycling Group – November and December dates

We had a great cycle last Thursday to the Navan Centre from Loughall-the scones there are MIGHTY!

The next three Thursday outings all have booked Pods. Loughall, cycle to the Priory in Benburb for coffee-Thu 15th November, P’down 29th November-mystery outing and finally Scarva 13th December to Newry and back to Sintons for our annual Xmas lunch. Eleanor has kindly booked Sintons for 12.30pm. As always we assemble at the Pods at 9.15am. And then we’ll take a break until the end of March 2019.

Walking Group – Doan

The walk for Thursday November 8th will be Doan. After meeting at the Palace we park at the Ott/Blue Quary car park, cross the road, over a stile and up a stony track. Then up a muddy slope to another stony track overlooking Lough Shannagh. Then take a steepish track to summit of Doan. It is wet and muddy in places so definitely recommend poles and boots. Also quite an exposed walk so wrap up well!

It will be approx 3hrs and Peter and Carloine will lead us.

Walking Group – Silent Valley

Our next walk will be on Thursday 25th October. Declan will lead us in the silent valley. We will walk to the Ben Crum Dam. This will give those who missed this same walk earlier in the summer to enjoy the beautiful scenery and to marvel at the skill of the engineers who planned it and the men who built it. There is an entrance fee of £4.50/car and a cafe where we can get coffee etc.

Walking Group – Newry Greenway

Our walk on 11th October, weather permitting, will explore the Greenway from Victoria lock to Newry, taking a peep at the maritime history associated with the ship canal. Meet at usual time 9.30 at the palace car park. Bring a few Euros in care we fall into a hostelry!