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 Aug 29th Monthly Meeting
Venue: Balmoral Hotel, Blacks Road, 11am.
Book Group 1
Mon Sep 2nd "Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
Meet in Susan Mageean's home, 7.30pm.
Brunch Group
Sat Aug 31st Cutters Wharf, Lockview Road, Belfast
12 noon.

The Brunch Group has currently reached capacity
Classical Music Appreciation
Wed Sep 11th On summer break until Tuesday 10th September
Craft Group
Thu Sep 5th On summer break until Wednesday 4th September at new venue - The Hub, Belvoir - for details contact convenor.
Film Group
Tue Sep 10th Summer break restarting Monday 9th September,
French Conversation
Sat Sep 7th Finishing 28th June, restarting 6th September.
Sat Jan 4th 2020 The group is taking a 6-month break, resuming January 2020.
Garden Group
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.

Wed Aug 21st 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
Intermediate Irish
Fri Sep 20th On summer break until 19th September
Mon Sep 2nd Please click below to view details of Summer Jazz events:
Jazz summer events 2019
Literature Group 1
Wed Sep 4th On summer break after 29th May.
Planning meeting on 4th September.
Wed Oct 2nd Weekly meetings commence.
Wed Sep 4th No Wed.class July & Aug - re-start Wed.4th Sept.
Combined class on Mondays in July (except 15th) and August 1.00 - 2.00p.m., re-start Mon.2nd Sept. 2.00 - 3.00p.m.
Newcomers please contact relevant convenor
Plato's Parlour
Fri Sep 6th On summer break until 5th September.
Poetry Reading
Wed Sep 11th On summer break until 10th September.
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
Wed Oct 16th Last games 27th June, restarting 15th August, venue to be confirmed.
Newcomers please contact convenor
Tai Chi
Wed Sep 4th Divis Community Centre closed July-Aug., re-opening 11.00a.m.Wed.4th Sept. £2.
Fri. 11.15 a.m. Grove Well Being Centre. £2.40.
Newcomers please tel. convenor, except in Aug.
Walking - Amblers
Meet at “Bensons for Beds” Connswater Shopping Centre. Coffee at Starbucks
Leader: Peter McArdle.
Thu Aug 29th U3A Monthly meeting at Balmoral Hotel.
Thu Sep 5th SHAW’S BRIDGE.
Meet in car park. Coffee at Lock-keepers Inn.
No leader.
Thu Sep 12th SHAW’S BRIDGE.
Meet in car park. Coffee at Lock-keepers Inn.
No leader.
Thu Sep 12th SHAW’S BRIDGE.
Meet in car park. Coffee at Lock-keepers Inn.
No leader.
Thu Sep 19th SHAW’S BRIDGE.
Meet in car park. Coffee at Lock-keepers Inn.
No leader.
Thu Sep 26th U3A Monthly meeting at Balmoral Hotel.
Walking - Ramblers
Thu Aug 22nd Crawfordsburn Country Park to Helen’s Bay, Grey Point Fort
Meet at car park at Countryside Centre at 10.30am.
We walk to waterfall, then through the main entrance via a seldom used trail to Clandeboye Walk and on to Grey Point Fort. Along the shore to Carnalea beach, then back to the start via the former Crawfordsburn Railway Halt.
Approx 10k
Bring packed lunch.
May be muddy in parts, particularly if it has been raining recently.
Leader:- Ivan Baxter
Thu Aug 29th Belfast U3A meeting
Thu Sep 5th This walk date vacant
Thu Sep 12th Mount Stewart walking trails
Details later
Leaders :- Vivien Allen and Rosemary Hunter
Thu Sep 19th Sallagh Braes
Leaders - Margaret McCaughey and Sally Cunningham
Details to follow
Thu Oct 3rd Carol Rusk to lead
Walk details later
Thu Oct 10th Walk at Saul near Downpatrick
Details later
Leaders Valerie and Ken McClintock.
Walking - Scramblers
Thu Sep 5th Slieve Lamagan, from Carrick Little , returning via the Blue Lough.
This is a 11km walk with an ascent of 550m .

Leader: Tom McNeill.

Please meet at Hillsborough ( on road past the forest, outside Beechgrove School. ) or at Carryduff Shopping Centre at 9.30 am to share cars or at the cafe car park up the lane from Carrick Little carpark at 10.30am.

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