Newtownabbey, Larne and Carrickfergus 

County Antrim,  Northern Ireland


East Antrim

The next general meeting will be held in Joymount Presbyterian Church Hall, Carrickfergus,
on Monday 17
th October at 2.00pm.

Speaker for October is Gemma Mateer, PSNI Crime prevention Officer.

Refreshments will be provided by the Walking Group.

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We are a registered charity. Northern Ireland charity number: NIC103317.

I have arranged the next Interest Group Coordinator’s meeting for Tuesday 1st November 2016  in the small room in Carrickfergus Library at 11.30 to 12 .30. If leaders or convenors unable to attend please send a representative from the specific group.

Thank you, Marion


THE SOURCE – one of our U3A magazines has asked for contributions.  It can be food and drink, antiques, creative writing.  All interesting subjects will be considered even short stories and photographs. Click here to learn more.


Due to an agreement between U3A and Libraries NI we are able to make use of Carrick Library free of charge. All they ask in return is that our members should join the library, so if you are not already a library member, please join. It's free and only takes a few minutes.



Letter from Lila Jackson, Chairman of NI Region of U3As

Please read. Click here to view.

Dorothy Dean has again agreed to run a Christmas Wreath workshop on Monday 12 December. If you wish to partake, then please get in touch with Margaret Franklin (see Gardening Group) and make sure you put your name on the list as numbers will be limited.  

Our Treasurer Karen is having her first Solo Art Exhibition in the Conservatory Gallery, 19 Cable Road, Whitehead, 1-30 October. Open daily 12 noon - 5 pm; Sundays 1 pm - 5 pm. Admission free. She would be delighted to have you visit.

NEW  Neil Pearson, Head Gardener at Mount Stewart has agreed to speak to us on Monday 20th February 2017.

There is a fundraising event for Burma to be held on Saturday 22nd October at Mount Stewart.

For information click here.

NEW  Inter-U3A Bridge Congress 2016

The 2016 U3A Bridge Congress will be hosted by Holywood U3A and held in Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre, Belfast on Saturday, 26th November 2016.

See here.

For further details click here.