Newtownabbey, Larne and Carrickfergus 

County Antrim,  Northern Ireland


East Antrim

The next meeting will be the AGM on Monday 20 March in Joymount Presbyterian Church Hall, Carrickfergus, at 2.00 pm.

There will be no guest speaker.  

Refreshment Duty will be undertaken by Computer Group.

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

Latest news                                 Last updated 5 June 2015                                         


Last update 25 February 2017


Pictures from the Christmas Party

Some members enjoying the Christmas buffet

Singing Group


Jack McKinney storytelling

Line dancing

The Italian Group singing


Photographs courtesy of Harry Bates.

Harry read a couple of his poems at the Christmas party and we have had a few enquiries about them.

Click here for details.

Sources magazine

The educational publication of the U3A editted by Phyllis Hughes.

For further information on anything below please email

The Editor would like to hear from your U3A

A variety of subjects will be covered by Sources magazine during 2017 and editor Phyllis Hughes would like to hear from your groups specialising in these areas.

The summer edition will cover food and drink appreciation, antiques and international exchanges.

The autumn edition will look at the different ways of running a creative writing group.

Please let relevant group leaders know that these topics are coming up and encourage them to contribute their articles and pictures to the magazine.

Journalists & photographers wanted

Once again photographic groups may like to submit pictures relevant to these areas, or indeed any shots they are particularly proud of.

If there are other activities or items that you think are interesting then they would also be welcomed. In the forthcoming new year edition there is an article about Historic England’s search for information about some of their iconic buildings and another about cinema organs for instance.


ANNUAL FEES: these are now due, so please either pay at the March meeting or send your renewal cheque payable to East Antrim U3A, to Karen Shaw, 36 Lislaynan, Ballycarry, Carrickfergus  BT38 9GZ

Easter-time meeting will be on 10th April.

Our Bring & Buy Sale in January in aid of Funding Neuro was a super success and we thank you for your great support – we raised £265 which included Harry Bates’s poetry book sales of £45 (from the Christmas party).  The remaining pieces are being taken to AgeNI for them to sell in their shop in Carrick, so both of our charities will benefit from your help and generosity. _______________________________________________

The speaker at the January meeting was Aileen Hamill from Alzheimer’s Society who gave us a very interesting insight into a few of the 104 types of dementia.  The Society is always looking for volunteers to help with people who are coping with this condition.  Please contact her on 07716 628805 if you would like to know more about volunteering.



    NI U3A Summer School

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