On this page you will find details of forthcoming events - both those for all members and those organized by specific interest groups. If you are interested in attending a group event, please follow the link to the page for that group (by clicking on the coloured group name) where you will be able to send a message to the Convenors, or attend a monthly meeting and add your name to the sign-up sheet.


We have a meeting open to all members at Balmoral Hotel, Blacks Road at 11am on the last Thursday of every month. The meeting gives us the opportunity to meet up with other members in a relaxed atmosphere over tea or coffee and to learn about forthcoming events. This is also the time to sign up for any events that interest you. Each month we invite a speaker to our meeting to talk on a wide range of interesting topics.

Non-members are welcome to come along and see what we are about ….. You can be sure of a warm welcome!

Dates for your Diary
Thu Jun 27th Monthly Meeting
Venue: Balmoral Hotel, Blacks Road, 11am.
Norman Vance on '1918 and after - Brave or Bad New World'
Study Days
Wed Jun 26th In association with Belfast U3A, Belvoir Studio Theatre presents
A painting demonstration by Bill Gatt
A must for all Art Lovers!
Tickets £5, payable on the day
Social Events
Thu Jul 25th As there will be no July meeting, the committee invites all members to the
Summer Coffee Morning at Belvoir Park Golf Club, 73 Church Road, BT8 7AN, on Thursday 25th July at 10.30 am.
Cost £4 for tea/coffee & scone. Please sign sheet and pay at the May or June meeting.
Event contact: Moya Crunden.
Attendance (max 120) for this event must be booked and paid for in advance.
Summer Schools
Tue Jun 18th
→Wed Jun 19th

U3A Summer School, Greenmount, 18th and 19th June 2019.
****Bookings are now being taken from those who previously had expressed an interest and have been contacted.****
To view the Summer School Programme, click below:
Summer School Programme 2019
For Information on how to book, click below:
U3A regional website

Wed Jun 26th Visit to Ulster Aviation Society Museum, Maze, Long Kesh
35+ aircraft including WWII fighters and Cold War era fast jets, plus rare aviation reference material, etc.
Cost £5, payable at monthly meeting.
Please sign sheet at meeting or contact convenors
Art Appreciation
Wed Jun 26th In association with Belfast U3A, Belvoir Studio Theatre presents
A painting demonstration by Bill Gatt
A must for all Art Lovers!
Tickets £5, payable on the day
Sat Jun 29th 'The Magic Flute' at the Grand Opera House.
7.15 pm. Ticket: £35 TBC.

Please sign sheet at meeting or contact Maureen
Garden Group
Wed Jul 3rd Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch
10.30 am. Guided tour of gardens, followed by tea/coffee & scone, plus explore shop etc.
Cost: £10.50. Cheques payable to 'Belfast U3A'.
Please sign sheet at April meeting or contact convenors_
Sun Sep 1st
→Wed Sep 4th

Escorted Ulsterbus Tour to
Houses and Gardens of Co. Laois.
£339 p.p sharing (£60 single supp.). £50 deposit to secure a place - cheque payable to Belfast U3A please.
NB. Some walking on uneven ground and up steps.
***** This offer is now closed. Thank you for your support.******
For those who have signed up for this trip, the balance is now due: single: £309, twin: £255.10. Cheque payable to 'Belfast U3A' by end of June please.

Mon Jul 1st The genealogy group will meet
the first Monday of each month
at 10.30
in The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
PRONI (Titanic Quarter)
Wed Aug 7th Rockmount Golf Club
Tee time 2.00pm
Wed Sep 4th Aberdelgy Golf Club
Tee Time 11:00

Please contact convenor if you would like to be part of the Golf group
Let's Go
Sat Jun 22nd
→Sun Jun 23rd
On either Saturday 22nd June or Sunday 23rd June, both at 4 pm.
Entertaining tour of Donaghadee church and graveyard.
Meet many interesting characters buried there and re-enacted by local actors! Lasts about one hour.
Cost: £5 includes tea and traybakes.
Please sign sheet and pay at meeting or contact convenors
Literature Group 1
Wed Sep 4th On summer break after 29th May.
Planning meeting on 4th September.
Wed Oct 2nd Weekly meetings commence.
Poetry Reading
Thu Sep 26th Meetings on Tues. 11th & 25th June, 1.45 -3.15 pm., Newtonbreda Presbyterian Church Hall.
Then on summer break until September.

New members should contact one of the convenors
Walking - Amblers
Thu Jun 20th Walkers Annual BBQ at Crawfordsburn Country Park.
Meet in the car park. Walks to suit all groups
Leaders: Valerie and Bill Harkness
Thu Jun 27th U3a monthly meeting at Balmoral Hotel.
Thu Jul 4th Titanic Quarter Walk.
Meet at the “Big Fish”, Donegall Quay.
Coffee in Dock Café.
Leader: Liz McArdle
Thu Jul 11th Waterfront Walk.
Meet in car park of Dunnes Stores, Annadale Embankment.
Coffee in Boden Park coffee shop
Leader: Jo Glancy
Thu Jul 18th Hazelbank Park, Newtownabbey.
Meet in car park. Walk to Whiteabbey for coffee.
Leaders: Maureen and Ethel
Thu Jul 25th U3A monthly meeting at Balmoral Hotel
Walking - Ramblers
Thu Jun 20th Walkers’ Annual BBQ
Crawfordsburn Country Park

All walking groups invited, with walks to suit all groups.
Leaders Valerie and Bill Harkness
Further details later
Thu Jun 27th Belfast U3A
Thu Jul 4th Omeath to Carlingford
Details later
Thu Jul 11th A walk in Belvoir Forest.
Leader:- Moya Crunden
Thu Jul 18th Clough to Dundrum along the old railway line.
4 -5 miles, depending on whether you go to the castle.
Car sharing details to follow.
Turn left at Clough, just past Eurospar, towards Tyrella. Take 1st right (Ardilee Road) and follow it to the arch bridge.
Walk starts at 10.30am
Picnic lunch or eat in local restaurant.
Leader - Jeanine Knight
Thu Jul 25th Belfast U3A Coffee Morning
Walking - Scramblers
Thu Jul 4th A walk up Slieve Foye, Carlingford.

Please meet at Hillsborough Forest Park (RHS) at 9.30 am to share cars. We will drive to Carlingford, parking at carpark near tourist office. Walk will start about 10.45-11.00am.

Leaders: John and Rosemary Hunter

Both the Not the Munroes and the Ramblers will also be walking in the Carlingford area.

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