The Dublin (North) Branch was established to cater for members north of the Liffey when the old Dublin Branch was reorgainsd into two branches, It currently has 1,090 members.
Next Branch Meeting
The summer General Meeting of the branch will take place on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023.
February 2023 Newsletter
CUMANN MÚINTEOIRÍ SCORTHA na h ÉIREANN 7, May Street,
(Retired Teachers Association of Ireland) Drumcondra,
CRAOBH ÁTHA CLIATH THUAIDH D. 03
(North Dublin Branch) Ph. 087 6166319 email@example.com
The Branch is a Constituent of the Retired Teachers Association of Ireland, having its registered office at Vere Foster House, 35, Parnell Square, D.1
You may note from the above that we have a new address, new email addresses and phone number. Yes, Marjorie Murphy has retired as Branch Secretary after 20 years sterling service. More anon. We wish her a Happy, Hearty, and Healthy retirement.
The following are the names of those elected to Branch Committee from Nov.2022
Cathaoirleach Dympna Mulkerrins; Leas Cathaoirleach Valerie Monaghan;
Iar Cathaoirleach Heather Evans; Secretary Mary Enright; Treasurer Pat O’Donovan;
NEC Rep. John Conroy; FSC. Helen Synnott; Aine Dillon, Eileen Burke, Frances Emerson, Kathleen Ryan, Kaye Nolan, and Michael Mangan.
ACTIVITIES arranged for RTAI members – FEB. 2023
RTAI GOLF CLASSIC
Monday 22 May, Mountrath Golf Club, Co. Laois
4 Person Team Stableford Classic : Shotgun start at 12.30- pm
Each Branch is invited to send one team (RTAI members only). Branches with more than 200 members may send more than one team.
Priority will be given to Branch Teams.
Further details to follow.
GOLF Tuition –
Elm Green Golf Centre
Feb. 28th Mar. 21st, 28th April 4th,11th,18th,25th May 2nd
11.00 am – 1.00 pm
The cost of the 5 – week Programme is €100.
BOOK CLUBS There are 5 Book Clubs in the branch.
Convenors : Maria de Burgh
Margaret Sheary – D. 15 Castleknock No 1
Terry McCarthy – D. 15 Castleknock No 2
Mary Carey – Drumcondra
Ilona Kett – Sutton
As these clubs are full, any member who wishes to start a new club is welcome to do so. (Maximum 10 recommended)
PILATES /strength/conditioning current classes running until March 27th.
Perhaps new classes arranged thereafter. St. Jude’s Hall Templeogue
Contact ……. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfulness current classes running until Fed. 28th.
Perhaps new classes arranged thereafter. The Garden Room, Kimmage
Contact ……. email@example.com
4 Oiche 4 Amhrán Ar siúl go dtí 20ú lá de Mhí Feabhra
Iseult Ring : Clubtheach, Ballyboden, St. Enda’s
Tuilleadh eolais …. firstname.lastname@example.org
Club na Múinteoirí
Club na Múinteoirí was officially opened on 02 – 11 – 1923.
As this is its 100th anniversary, we wish to congratulate the current Club President Anita Hogan, Club Committee and the excellent staff. A Very Specially Congratulations to Tadgh MacPhaidin.
Tadgh’s invaluable management since the 1990’s, has overseen the maintenance of the buildings – making the Club premises one of the most beautiful Georgian houses in the city.
His professional yet personable style has ensured that the Club is accessible and respected by all for meetings /talks/ classes/services etc. It is a welcoming space for trade unionists, activists and those who are new to this country. The vision of its founders is manifestly realised in the vibrant social/cultural hub which it is today.
Have you renewed your Club membership for this year?
Contact ……… ask at the bar
Walks Schedule 2023
Date Walk Leader
Feb, 8th Vartry Reservoir Helen Rohan/Deirdre McGloughlin
22nd St. Kevin’s Way Deirdre McGloughlin / Margaret O’Neill
Mar 8th Poolbeg Lighthouse Kathleen Bonner
22nd Glendalough Tim McKenna
April 12th Bray to Greystones Betty Behan
26th Circuit of the Sugar Loaf Helen Rohan
May 10th Blessington Greenway Deirdre McGloughlin Mary Lyons
17th Bluebell Walk, Knockree Deirdre Lohan
June 14th Portrane, Rogerstown, Donabate Deirdre McGloughlin,
28th Slieve Blooms Carmel Dempsey
IST walk of the month is easier than the 2nd walk
Cycling the guides are; Mick Griffin and Pat Fitzgerald
Every second week Tuesday, weather permitting
The ROUTES are mainly Malahide, Bray or the Phoenix Park
Day Trip to Patrick Kavanagh Experience - Wed June 14th, 2023
Day Trip to Patrick Kavanagh Experience
Date…….Wednesday June 14th 2023
8.45 Depart from Club na Múinteoirí
9.00 Tea/Coffee in the Valley Inn
10.00 Visit Patrick Kavanagh Centre
Guided tour of the House, Visit to Grave , Tour of Inniskeen
16.00 Dinner in the Valley Inn
18.00 Depart for pick up point.
Price range depending on numbers, – tip for Driver included,
(41 – 53 persons) = €94; (33 – 40 persons) = €98
€2 to be added with online booking.
New ONLINE BOOKING New ONLINE BOOKING New ONLINE BOOKING
MARATHON TOURS Patrick Kavanagh Experience – Day Out for Dublin RTA
OR USE BOOKING FORM POSTED TO ALL MEMBERS WITH THE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
Results of our Pension Restoration Campaign
Note 1. In June Branch Committee wrote to each T.D. in our Branch area. We supplied the T.D’s with information on the number of RTAI members in their constituency. We asked the T.D. to contact us to arrange a meeting.
This table shows their responses.
|R. McAdam for Min. P. Donohoe (F.G.)||Yes|
|M.L. McDonald (S.F.)||Yes|
|M. OSullivan (Ind.)||Yes|
|Dublin Nth. West|
|N. Rock (F.G.)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|R. Shortall (Ind)|
|D. Ellis (S.F.)|
|Dublin Bay North|
|T. Broughan (Ind)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|R. Bruton (F.G.)||Yes|
|S. Haughey (F.F.)||Yes|
|F. McGrath (Ind)||Yes|
|D. Mitchell (S.F)|
|L. Varadkar (F.G)||Yes|
|J. Chambers (F.F)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|J. Burton (Lab)||Yes|
|R. Coppinger (Ind)|
|A. Farrell (F.G)|
|B. Ryan (Lab)|
|C. Daly (Ind)|
|L. O’Reilly (S.F)||Yes|
|D. O’Brien (F.F)||Yes|
Branch Committee wishes to thank all of our members for their fantastic response to our campaign.
Your letters and emails to your local T.D’s had the desired effect. When we met them, they knew exactly who we were, and, more importantly, that we were speaking for their constituents.
While this part of the campaign is complete, the campaign itself continues. The table shows you the response of your local T.D. to our letter and our request for a meeting. Please use this information when your local representative next knocks on your door.
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