Category Archives: Outings

For those interested in visiting places of interest.

Belfast City Bus Tour

A Belfast City Bus Tour (£7) is being arranged for Tuesday 10th June.  The bus will pick us up at the Europa at 10:30 to commence the tour.  This will include Belfast Castle where you treat yourself to a cup of tea or coffee.  It will then drop us off at the Titanic Quarter where you can have lunch (not available to book in advance).  Here you have the choice to visit the Titanic exhibition (£11) or visit the Nomadic ship which was the tender ship for the Titanic (£4.50).  Otherwise you can finish your trip here.  Regardless,the tour bus will pick us up here again and return to the Europa. 

All must be paid on advance and this will be collected at the May meeting. You can also contact Margaret, who is organising the tour after the 21st April on 02837522126.

The Ballywalter Park visit has been rearranged for Thursday 4th September by popular request! Details will follow later.

Outing to Lissan House

The U3A went for our first outing to Lissan House on Tuesday, 1st October.

IMG_0040Armagh and District U3A set out on our first cultural visit to Lissan House in Cookstown at the beginning of October. Thirty eight members enjoyed a very interesting tour of the house which has been in the Staples family for over 400 years. Our guide brought the family history alive through the unique exhibits and stories of the family characters who have shaped it over the years. It was a great joy to see how the Lissan House Trust is progressing in restoring and revitalising the estate to its original glory. The Trust was established by the late Mrs Hazel Radcliffe Dolling, the last remaining member of the Staples family. Lissan came to prominence in 2003 when it reached the national final of the BBC Restoration programme.

To view some of the photos of the event click on the smaller photos below to see the larger photo.