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North Eastern Branch

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Branch Report 2016/2017

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Midland Branch

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Officers: Chair: Rosemary Kiernan, Secretary: John Moloney, Treasurer: Gretta Keegan. PRO: Margaret Larkin.

Congratulations! Padraig O'Doherty, member of Midland Branch, was elected President of RSTA National Committee at the 2018 RSTA National Convention in Cork.  The Branch wishes him a successful term of office and offers our wholehearted support.

Report on Branch visit to the Carravaggio exhibition

Cork Branch

Officers: Rena Hennessy (Chair), Tomás MacCarthaigh (Secretary), Mary Hurley(Treasurer).  Branch meetings are held in Bru Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton.  Monthly coffee mornings are held in Hayfield Manor. 

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Forthcoming Events:  Click on the link below to read a report from Tomás on the inaugural meeting of the Book Club and full details of plans for the next meeting in May:   March/April_2018.pdf

Calendar of Branch Events 2017/2018

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Waterford Branch

Officers: John Cunningham (Chairman), Henry Collins (Secretary), Paula Hewison (Treasurer).

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May to July 2018 Activities Update: May_2018_Events_Update.pdf

Clare Branch

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Officers: Helen Meade (Chair), Mary Carroll (Secretary), Kathleen Pyne (Treasurer).

Annual Outing 2018: Trip to Inis Oirr  May 23rd. (Weather Permitting). Leaving Doolin at 11 am.  Returning at 4.45 pm. Contact Mary at 087 2857020

Summer Lunch 2018 : May 30th at 1.30 pm in Woodstock Hotel. Cost €20 subsidised. Contact Mary at 087 2857020.

Dublin Branch

Branch Meetings: Regular branch meetings are held on first Wednesday of each month at 11 am in the Teachers' Club, Parnell Square. Exceptions: January: meeting on the second Wednesday.  May: no monthly meeting due to attendance at the Annual National Conference. July and August: no regular monthly meeting but activities organised by the Summer Activities Committee. December: No regular monthly meeting due to our annual Christmas Lunch which is held on first Wednesday in December.

Branch Officers: Mary Kenny (Chairperson), Catherine McHugh (Treasurer), Susie Hall (Secretary).

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Branch Events Summer 2018:  For details of forthcoming events including the summer lunch, a lunchtime concert and a walking tour of the Royal Canal click on the link: Dublin_RSTA_Events_Summer_2018_.pdf

Summer Lunch Wednesday 6th June: Wynn's Hotel, Abbey Street at 1 pm sharp. It will follow the monthly meeting on the same day.  Cost €30.  Please pay Catherine McHugh in advance at the April meeting.  Deadline for booking and payment is Thursday 31st May. Contact Catherine at 01 8305646 or 087 9019543.

Report of Dublin Branch Activities 2016/17: Branch_Report_201617.pdf

Tipperary Branch

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Officers: Mattie Finnerty (Chairperson), Elizabeth Hayes (Secretary), Dick Lowney (Treasurer).

Mayo Branch

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Officers: Carmel Heneghan (Chair), Kevin McMahon (Secretary), Antoinette Casey (Treasurer), Esther McHale (Asst Secretary).

Guided Tour of Longford Cathedral Tuesday 22 May at 11 am. Our Midland colleagues have invited us to join them on the tour.  Please contact Rosemary Kiernan at 087 7589287 if you will be joining them for coffee at 11 am before the tour.

Films for Seniors: Members are enjoying the special screeings on Thursday mornings at 11 am in Mayo Movie World Cinema Castlebar.  No advertising, lower volume, free tea/coffee and snack bar all for €5.

Proposed Branch trip to Madrid October 2018: 6 day/5 nights October 8th to 13th. Day trips to Salamanca and Avila, Segovia, El Escorial, Valle de Los Caidos and Toledo.  Cost €750 per person sharing. Enquiries to or 087 087 2421888. 

Click on the link to download the Madrid booking form and draft itinerary: Booking_Form.pdf

Report of trip to WW1 battlefields in September 2017.     Some photos of the trip can be viewed at the following link.  More to follow later:

Wickow Branch

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Officers:  Deirdre Larkin (Chair), Eamonn Madigan (Secretary).

Wexford Branch

Officers: Ger Moynihan (Chairperson), Micheál O'Neill (Secretary).

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Summary of Branch Activities 2016/17 Wexford_Branch_Activities_Report.pdf

Sligo Branch

Branch Secretary: Bríd Armstrong

Kilkenny Branch

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Branch Secretary:  Valerie O'Shea

Branch report 2016/17: Branch_Events_2016-2017.pdf

Kildare Branch

Officers:  Margaret Hayes (Chairperson), Valerie O'Shea (Secretary).

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Galway Branch

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Branch Secretary: Mary Francis O'Conghaile

Report on 2017 Branch activities: Report

Athlone Branch

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Donegal Branch

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Limerick Branch

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Branch Secretary:  Mary Finn

Kerry Branch

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