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Limber up with Joan, Relax with Michele

Joan Conran and Michele Ryan

  • 📅Monday, November 28, 2022
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:30
  • 🏟Zoom Meeting(map)

Join Joan and Michele with your weights, mats and water in the comfort of your own home each Monday at 11.00 hrs

We are staying online for these weekly classes to facilitate as many of you who wish to continue with these hugely popular classes.

However, you will have to be a registered paid-up member of U3A Limerick to join in.

Let us know by email at u3alimerick@gmail.com if you want to be a member. The annual membership fee is €20 per person or €30 for a couple. Membership is from 1st November to 31st October. The contact for paying is Maura Turner at maura.turner1@gmail.com. If you have difficulty finding the €20, just let Maura know.

Joan Conran, a U3A member, is an experienced fitness instructor and qualified to work with older folk. She will work on issues of mobility, strength and balance designed to ease your limbs and muscles safely into action.

Michele Ryan, another U3A member, is an experienced Yoga teacher and will offer a guided deep relaxation to complement the physical exercises. For this you will need somewhere comfortable to lie or sit on.




Demonstration of Christmas Flower Arrangements

Busy Bee Garden Centre

  • 📅Tuesday, November 29, 2022
  • 🕥10:30 - 11:30

The U3A Gardening group is having a Demo of Christmas flower arranging next Tuesday 29th November at Busy Bee garden Centre, Ennis road, Limerick at 10.30am.

There is space in the venue for 6 - 8 more people and Una, the co-ordinator of the Gardening Group, would like to invite U3A members who are not part of the gardening group who might be interested, to come along and join them next Tuesday at 10.30am.

It promises to be just the thing to lift the spirits, dispel the latent grinchiness and a most pleasant and sociable way to spend a Tuesday morning, whatever the weather! Teas and coffees will be available in the coffee shop and a wander around the garden centre will be an added pleasure.

Any supplies that you might need for your own Xmas flower arrangements are available to buy in the garden centre and the staff, Rachel and Aishling, are more than willing to help with any queries.

As places are limited, please email Una as soon as possible, at unahoganv@gmail.com to reserve your place.

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The Magic of Christmas with Flowers

Helen Cusack AOIFA

  • 📅Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • 🕥14:30 - 15:30
  • 🏟UL Access Campus, Unit J, LEDP, Roxboro Road(map)

Get into the festive spirit with a demonstration on how to decorate your home this Christmas Season with floral arrangements. Learn how to make your own Holly Wreaths, Swags, a Christmas Table Arrangement, Christmas Crackers, a Log Candle Arrangement, and other Christmas Treats.

This is a unique chance to watch Helen work her magic transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, and maybe even inspiring us to tap into our own inner, creative genius!

Helen Cusack is a qualified floral demonstrator with a vast knowledge of all things botanical and many years experience. She is a member of Thomond Flower and Garden Club, and the Association of Irish Floral Artists (AOIFA). Helen is a prize winner in both National and International competitions for flower arranging artistry.

All the arrangements Helen will create on the afternoon will be raffled amongst those attending. As this will be our last get together before the Christmas, we encourage folk to come dressed with a nod to the upcoming holiday…. e.g wear a Christmas or sparkly top/jumper, a Santa hat, or Christmas ears etc. This is not compulsory, but it would add to the sense of occasion as we enjoy a cuppa and mince pie after the demonstration.




Birdwatching in Westfields Wetlands

Tom Tarpey, Birdwatch Ireland

  • 📅Friday, December 30, 2022
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:30

Put on your warm, outdoor gear, grab your binoculars (if you have some, come along even if you don't) and join us for an hour of birdwatching between the Christmas celebrations and the New Year festivities!

Tom Tarpey will lead an outing in Westfields where you may see a variety of wintering ducks and other water birds.

Tom has enjoyed birdwatching for many years. He works as a freelance ornithologist, specialising in survey work for environmental impact assessments.


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Your Life as Art

Jo Slade

  • 📅Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • 🕥14:30 - 15:30
  • 🏟UL Access Campus, Unit J, LEDP, Roxboro Road(map)

Jo Slade will talk about the life and work of several women poets and artists. She will look at the influences on the development of poetry and art.

As a poet and artist Jo will consider those influences on her practice and how we can all take encouragement from their lives and their achievements.

Painter-poet Jo Slade is a Limerick-based writer who studied at the Limerick National College of Art and Design. Her painting informs and colours her poetry and her work has been exhibited in both France and Ireland. Jo Slade’s collections of poetry include In Fields I Hear Them Sing (1989), The Vigilant One (1994) and Certain Octobers (1997), which featured English and French poetry. Her most recent collection is Cycles and Lost Monkeys.

Her work has been translated in French, Spanish, Romanian, Russian and Slovenian. One recent work features a sequence of poems about the Welsh artist Gwen John.

In total she has published six collections of poetry. Awards include the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize 2014.