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 21st November at 2.00pm. Guest speaker will be our very own Jenny Cumming who is going to present “The diary of a Farmer’s Wife 1796-1797’

Refreshments will be provided by the Art Practical Group.

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Last updated 21 October 2016



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

 Unfortunately, due to family commitments in England I need to postpone the Interest Group Leaders meeting on 1/11/16 to a later date. 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.


The Christmas Meet this year will again be held in Oakfield Community Centre on Monday 19 December between 2.00-4.00.  

We invite all groups, where appropriate to give a short performance of something appropriate!  

There will be refreshments served for a small contribution.



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.  

Neil Porteous, 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.

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.

COPNI Christmas Card Design invitation

Click here for details.

We have a new email address:

Please use this to communicate with Treasurer Karen, particularly on matters relating to membership and finance.

Karen Shaw has a solo art exhibition on at The Conservatory Gallery, 19 Cable Road, Whitehead, where 25% of profits will be donated to Hope House, which is a charity on Whitehead’s Marine Parade, offering respite accommodation to those having cancer treatment.  They currently rent their apartment and aim to buy it as soon as they have raised the funds.  So please do visit the exhibition, and look at her work and maybe even buy some of her flora, fauna and feather work.  It is on 12-5 daily and finishes 30 October.