Dublin (North)

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      secnthdub@outlook.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 

Dear Members,

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



                    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.                       

                               Contact….. burrellgillian@gmail.com        

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)

Contact ………secnthdub@outlook.com


PILATES /strength/conditioning    current classes running until March 27th.

Perhaps new classes arranged thereafter.  St. Jude’s Hall Templeogue

Contact …….  info@cmgfit.com

Mindfulness       current classes running until Fed. 28th.

Perhaps new classes arranged thereafter. The Garden Room, Kimmage

  Contact ……. ena@justmoments.ie

4 Oiche 4 Amhrán         Ar siúl go dtí 20ú lá de Mhí Feabhra

Iseult Ring :   Clubtheach, Ballyboden, St. Enda’s

Tuilleadh eolais …. gaeilge@ballyboden.ie

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,

Mary Lyons

28th          Slieve Blooms   Carmel Dempsey

 Contact     ……………………………………………………rtaisec@gmail.com

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

Contact ………………………………………………………rtaisec@gmail.com


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.



MARATHON TOURS Patrick Kavanagh Experience – Day Out for Dublin RTA   



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.

Constituency Letter Parliamentary Question Meeting
Dublin Central      
R. McAdam for Min. P. Donohoe (F.G.)     Yes
M.L. McDonald (S.F.)     Yes
M. OSullivan (Ind.)   Yes  


Constituency Letter PQ Meeting
Dublin Nth. West      
N. Rock (F.G.) Yes Yes Yes
R. Shortall (Ind)      
D. Ellis (S.F.)      


Constituency Letter PQ Meeting
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)


Constituency Letter PQ Meeting
Dublin West      
L. Varadkar (F.G) Yes    
J. Chambers (F.F) Yes Yes Yes
J. Burton (Lab)     Yes
R. Coppinger (Ind)      


Constituency Letter PQ Meeting
Dublin Fingal      
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.


Branch Officers

Dympna Mulkerrins


Mary Enright


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