Branch Events

Midland Branch

Branch Email Contact: rstamidlandbranch@gmail.com  

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

Galway Branch

Branch Email Contact:  rstagalwaybranch@gmail.com

RSTA National Conference and AGM May 2019: Full details of booking arrangements and Conference Programme are available on the Home page.

Report on 2017 Branch activities: Report

Mayo Branch

Branch Email: rstamayobranch@gmail.com

Mayo Branch visit to Áras an Uachtaráin and Farmleigh House: Tuesday 19th March 2019. Booking now closed.

It essential that members bring photo ID which is required for entry to Áras. 

Bus Pick-up Locations and Times: Westport Bus Station at 7 am sharp.  Castlebar - Mulroy's Filling Station at the Moneen Roundabout at 7.30 am sharp and Tuam - the Ard Ri Hotel at 8.15 am sharp.  If you are joining the bus in Castlebar please text Carmel 087 2258978 to let her know. Fees: Bus(subsidised) €10, Farmleigh €6.  Please put money in an envelope with name/s and amount for collection on the day. Driving to the Áras: Please text your name and Car registration number to Carmel immediately. (Details must be forwarded in advance to the Áras.)

Proposed Trip to Derry 29th April 2019 :  2night/3day trip based in Maldron Hotel, Derry.  Early booking is essential.  Click on the link to download and print full details of Itinerary and booking arrangements: Itinerary__BkingForm.pdf

MAYO_Calendar of Events_201819.pdf

Cork Branch

Branch Email: rstacorkbranch@gmail.com

A Coffee Morning is held first Wednesday of each month in Hayfield Manor Hotel, College Road at 11.15 am.  All welcome.

Spring Break in Kilkenny City: 3 nights Monday 11th March to Thursday 14th March in Ormonde Hotel.  Click on the link for full details and booking arrangements: Kilkenny_City_Break.pdf

Computer Course/Conversation through Irish in UCC:  You are invited to attend.  Course details/contacts here.

Ladies Get into Golf Programme: April 2019:  Details in the attachment: Golf.pdf

Calendar of Events February to May 2019: Cork_Calendar_2019.pdf

Photos from Cork Branch: : https://flic.kr/s/aHsmavGQDc

Waterford Branch

Branch Email: rstawaterford@gmail.com

Tour of Historic Youghal: Tuesday 2nd April.  Notice and Booking form are at the link below.  Please open now. Organisers need to know numbers as soon as possible.  If parking at the Red Store is taken there is a car park nearby. Youghal_Tour.pdf

RSTAw 2019 Tour: Bratislava,Vienna and Budapest, first weekend of October. Basic tour cost is €689 per person sharing (single supplement is €32 per person per night). Cost will be reduced to €669 if group exceeds people. View and download full tour details and booking response form: _Tour_Details.pdf        

Branch Activities Update - January 2019:  Regular branch activities at this link: Activities_2019.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 Email: rstadublinbranch@gmail.com

Obituary Notice: It is with regret that we report the death of Ann Brodie (nee Brady) on 30th October 2018. In 1983 she was appointed Principal in Our Lady's School Terenure being was the first lay principal in a religious school in Ireland. Read the Obituary here.

April 2019 Meeting: Wednesday April 3rd 11am, venue as above. The speaker will be Mr Paul Tyrrell who will gvie a presentation on the life and work of Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of the Royal Ballet.

May 2019 - there wil be no branch meeting in May as we will be travelling to Galway for the RSTA Annual National conference.

Report on Branch visit to Seamus Heaney's Home Place and Derry City: Séamus_Heaney_Visit.pdf

Report: Dublin Branch Activities 2017/18: Annual_Report__20172018.pdf

North Eastern Branch

Branch Email: rstanortheastbranch@gmail.com

Branch Report 2016/2017

CLICK here to view photos from North East branch

Tipperary Branch

Branch Email: rstatipperarybranch@gmail.com

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:    Fethard.pdf

Clare Branch

Branch Email: rstaclarebranch@gmail.com   Members are notified of meetings/events by text.

Wickow Branch

Branch Email: info@rsta.ie

Wexford Branch

Branch Email: rstawexfordbranch@gmail.com

Christmas Lunch 2018  Photos: To view the photos click on the link and then click on an individual photo to enlarge and scroll through the others  https://flic.kr/s/aHskNFg3qS

Summary of Branch Activities 2016/17 Wexford_Branch_Activities_Report.pdf

Sligo Branch

Branch Contact: info@rsta.ie

Report of Branch Activities 2017/18Sligo_Activities_201718.pdf

Kilkenny Branch

Branch Email: rstakilkennybranch@gmail.com

Branch Secretary:  Valerie O'Shea

Christmas Lunch 2018 Photo: Click the link to view https://flic.kr/p/2dqDE5m

Branch report 2016/17: Branch_Events_2016-2017.pdf

Kildare Branch

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

Branch Email: rstakildarebranch@gmail.com

Athlone Branch

Branch Email: info@rsta.ie

Donegal Branch

Branch Email contact: info@rsta.ie

Limerick Branch

Branch Email:  info@rsta.ie

Kerry Branch

Branch email: info@rsta.ie