East Antrim U3A

Northern Ireland charity number: NIC103317

Welcome to East Antrim U3A (University of the Third Age).  We are based in 12 Nelson Street, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim but our members come from all over East Antrim.

We are a charity, a friendly self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment, providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  The charity consists of U3A grouips all over the world, which are run entirely by their own members. More information can be found on our About Us page.

Margaret’s Plaque

Locally we have over three dozen interest groups, each of them having their own group page listed here.

Please feel free to explore our site and if you have any questions please contact the office by email  or phone 028 9336 1110

Have a look at what’s on offer at our Summer School in July & August

How to join us

We have a monthly meeting, at Joymount Hall (Behind Carrickfergus library) on the third Monday of each month from 2.00-4.00, where about a third of the membership meet, have a chat, listen to an interesting guest speaker, have a cup of tea or coffee and hear news of any developments and group activities. Pop along unannounced as a visitor and see if you like us well enough to become a member.  If you already know about us, then you can download a Membership-Application-Form, print, complete and send it or bring it to the office.

The annual membership fee is only £20 (reducing quarterly as the year progresses), though inevitably further costs will occur for some individual activities where we have to employ an outside tutor, but most activities are free of charge. All organised activities are fully insured.