TITLE - Limber up with Joan, Relax with Michele

Leader - Joan Conran and Michele Ryan

Mon, 30/01/2023 from 11:00 - 12:30 in Zoom Meeting

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.

TITLE - James Joyce and Music

Leader - Dr Michael Murphy

Wed, 08/02/2023 from 14:30 - 14:00 in UL Access Campus, Unit J, LEDP, Roxboro Road

In this illustrated talk, Dr Michael Murphy will explore a number of aspects of Joyce’s use of music. Dr Murphy has lectured in the Department of Music, Mary Immaculate College since 2001. His musicological research is mainly concerned with music in nineteenth-century Ireland. He is currently writing a book on our National Anthem, The Soldier’s Song.

TITLE - Your Life as Art

Leader - Jo Slade

Wed, 08/03/2023 from 14:30 - 15:30 in UL Access Campus, Unit J, LEDP, Roxboro Road

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.

Print Date: 30 Jan 2023