TITLE - Travel Writing
Leader - Isabel Conway

Thu, 08/12/2022 from 10:30 - 11:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Isabel is a well known travel writer, writing for numerous papers, featuring on radio, and has travelled extensively all over the globe, writing about her various itineraries in far flung places. Isabel started out working as a newspaper reporter for the Irish Press and since its folding, in 1979, has been writing as a freelance journalist on various topics, but her preference was always as a travel writer. She writes extensively on travel for the Sunday Business Post and the Sunday Times, as well as appearing occasionally on World Report, on RTE Radio 1, on Sunday mornings, just before John Bowman. Isabel has won many awards for her writing, which is vivid, humerous and very descriptive. She was inspired by the great travel writer Dervla Murphy whom she has met and admired. Isabel will talk on the merits of solo travel and would welcome audience participation and is looking forward to an interactive talk.
TITLE - My Aunt and I
Leader - Ms. Carmen Cullen

Thu, 15/12/2022 from 10:30 - 11:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Carmen is the niece of the famous singer Delia Murphy, and will be speaking about Delia and her wonderful singing. Carmen is very accomplished and has had seven books published to date. She published her first book of poetry in 1983. She is also a poetess and singer, having toured Ireland UK and USA with her shows. Carmen was Head of English in Cholaiste Dhulaigh, Coolock, Dublin, for 20 years. She was Director of the Oscar Wilde autumn School in Bray from 2000 to 2005. She has an MA in creative writing from TCD and is currently preparing children's poetry videos for use in schools.
TITLE - Bank Note Printing
Leader - Louis O'Byrne

Thu, 12/01/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Louis O'Byrne will give a talk on Bank note printing. More details to follow.
TITLE - Women in Art
Leader - Ms. Rosemarie Devereux

Thu, 26/01/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Rosemarie Devereux will speak on the interesting subject of Women in Art. For many hundreds of years, women have been airbrushed from the world of painting and this talk by Rosemarie will give you a flavour of the wonderful oeuvres by women artists down through the ages. Rosemarie is a freelance art historian. She has a B.A. and Masters in Art History from UCD. She gives courses in Art History at the National Gallery of Ireland and the Whale Theatre in Greystones.
TITLE - Dining in Rick's Cafe
Leader - Mr. Paul Lynch

Thu, 09/02/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Paul is the author of 7 books. He has written "Lethal Cargo", "On a Wing and a Prayer".... Egypt in 18 days, and several other works. Paul was born in Dublin in 1950 and worked in the Department of Justice. He served in the Irish Army Reserve. He has travelled widely and draws on his experience in his writing. He is married with three boys and and divides his time between Dublin Marbella and Athens.
TITLE - Codling Wind Farm
Leader - Codling Windfarm Representative

Thu, 23/02/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

It will be exciting to hear from a representative of Codling Wind Farm.... name to be confirmed. Wind Farming is very much to the fore these days with the cost of fossil fuels and the climate change, so this subject is very moot at the moment and this talk will be of interest to you all.
TITLE - Dublin Port Pilotage
Leader - Mr. Patrick Cafferky

Thu, 09/03/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Patrick Cafferky has negotiated the difficult journey of port pilot in Dublin for 25 years. This work involves a lot of agility and a certain amount of danger, negotiating difficult seas in stormy conditions. Patrick went to sea in 1973 as a cadet with Irish Shipping, passed his exams, and spent 20 years sailing the world on cargo ships, rising to the rank of Captain. He was a Captain for 10 years when he was offered the job with Dublin Port as Pilot and seized this exciting opportunity.
TITLE - The Custom of the Sea
Leader - Mr. Marc McMenamin

Thu, 23/03/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

March McMenamin is a documentary maker and teacher originally from Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. He holds an MA in History and a PGDE in education from NUI Galway. He teaches at present in Oaklands Community College, Edenderry Co. Offaly. He also occasionally works as a reporter for RTE's The History Show. He has worked as Researcher and Assistant Producer on a number of documentaries. Marc enjoys swimming and cycling. In his talk, entitled "The Custom of the Sea", we shall hear of the terrible and macabre happenings on board the ship, The Francis Spaight, that went adrift in freezing winter conditions, when the sailors had no food or water, in the middle of the Atlantic. Be prepared for some scary and bizarre happenings and revelations!
TITLE - Cross Words
Leader - Mary O'Brien

Thu, 13/04/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Mary O'Brien compiles the Irish Crosswords and Mary will speak to us about the facinating and captivating world of crosswords.
TITLE - Hill Walking
Leader - Carmel Shaw

Thu, 27/04/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Carmel enjoys hill walking and is a member of Greystones U3A Group. She will bring the geography of Wicklow to us and demonstrate with some equipment the joys of hill walking along Wicklow's many attractive routes.
TITLE - Chinese Medicine
Leader - Ms. Bernadette Wade

Thu, 11/05/2023 from 10:30 - 12:30 in Delgany Golf Club

Some aspects of Chinese medicine.

Print Date: 30 Nov 2022