Branch Events

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 Visit to Longford Cathedral:  RSTA Midland branch recently enjoyed a tour of the beautifully restored Longford Cathedral guided by Midland member and RSTA President Padraic O'Doherty.  Padraic has generously offered to guide a tour for any other branch or members who would like to visit.

Read a report of the the visit here: Cathedral_visit.pdf

Report from Branch Trip to Indochina: Members and friends enjoyed an exciting trip to Indochina recently.  Read a report of the trip and photos below:

Report_from_Indo_trip.pdf    Photos:   Group_in_Indochina.jpg     Indochina.jpg

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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Final branch event: Cork RSTA rounded up the year with a sailing trip.  Report and photo here.

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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July Event:  Afternoon tea at Woodhouse Estate. Booking remains open until Friday 13th Julu 2018.

Given the popularity of the event and the high demand, Martina Mannion has been able to secure some additional places. Places continue to be allocated in order of receipt of booking forms and payment until Friday 13th July or until the extra places have been filled, whichever is the earlier.

Click on the links below for full details and booking form.

woodhouse.pdf      Woodhouse_Booking_Form.pdf

May to July 2018 Activities Update: May_2018_Events_Update.pdf

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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Tour to Séamus Heaney Centre and Derry -  Monday October 8th 2018. Read the details and booking arrangements here.

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

Report on Hands across the Border visit: Hands-across-the-Border-June-13th-2018.pdf

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

North Eastern Branch

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Branch Report 2016/2017

CLICK here to view photos from North East branch

Tipperary Branch

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

Report of Summer Outing 2018:  A very successful Branch Summer outing to Fethard was held on May16th. Click on the link to read an account of the day by Elaine Hannan, Branch Events Secretary:    Fethard.pdf

Mayo Branch

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

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:

Clare Branch

Branch Email:   Members are notified of meetings/events by text.

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

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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