​ Date: Friday 8th November 2019

Leader(s):  Margaret Kelly   07712671996

Short Walk​​

Terrain   Flat 

Meeting Point and Time      Lanyon Place 10.51

How to get there on public Transport:

Train from Larne 9.55, Whitehead 10.15, Carrickfergus 10.24, Greenisland 10.33, Jordanstown 10.36,  Whiteabbey 10.40, arrive Lanyon Place 10.51 Train to Cultra 11.10 arriving 11.27.

Duration Approx 45Mins


Plenty of restaurants available in Holywood.



The walk on Friday 13th September was led by Brenda Nicholl

13 members attended.

The group travelled by train and bus to the Rushmere Centre, Craigavon and after a coffee break, the walk started from the back of the Centre.  It was a beautiful sunny day and the walk round the both lakes was most enjoyable even though some managed to take a different route than was first planned and completed the walk by a different path.  However I trust that everyone enjoyed the day and being out in the glorious sunshine and fresh air.  

Brenda Nicholl      

We had a fantastic Gardening Group Meeting.  Thank you for the warm hospitality & leadership from Liz Mackinson.  Thank you for the lovely morning Coffees and David’s homemade Scones.  Thank you for Anne and Heather’s home grown Apples.

1. Firstly, we would like to thank Liz Mackinson for her time, support and contribution to the gardening group.
2. Welcomed Anita Yeung as the new convener, elected for the coming 6 months with immediate effect from Sept 2019 to April 2020.
3. Meetings and flower rota for the coming season are on the web site.

Friday 11th October 2019.

Leader:  Irene Thompson.  Mobile 07970224032

Short walk:  approx. 3.5 miles

Meeting Point:   Antrim Forum at 11.00.  Walk starts 11.15.

Public transport

Train departs   Whitehead            09.45

                           Carrickfergus        09.54

                           Jordanstown         10.06      

                           Yorkgate                10.16  Change train    

Depart               L’Derry train         10.24

Arrive                Antrim                    10.47

Return Journey

Train departs Antrim Station   14 mins past each hour

A Short walk from station to Antrim Forum to meet anyone travelling by car.     

Most paths have a good surface and the walk is flat, although there is a slight incline when going back to the station via Oriel Road.

A lovely walk beside the river and through forested areas to the gardens at Clotworthy House where we will have lunch.

Toilet facilities are available at train stations, Forum and Clotworthy.

The students of the Spanish Intermediate learnt how to make a Spanish box during the session on Monday 9th September.

Heather demonstrated, provided us with origami paper and provided bilingual instructions.

Ian Donaldson