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Mount Merrion Seniors Friendship Club Visits

Mount Merrion Seniors Friendship Club Visits

Through the (opens in a new window)Dublin Lions Club, a connection was made with the Mount Merrion Seniors Friendship Club, who meet weekly in the community centre in Mount Merrion. There are four clubs; two clubs for males and two clubs for females. Following a visit to the community centre to talk to the members of the male club, it was evident that the groups would be delighted with, and benefit from, a trip to UCD. Many have lived in Mount Merrion all their lives or for very long periods of time, but had never been to the Belfield campus. Indeed some individuals had attended UCD, when it was located in Newman House. Many had spouses, siblings, children or grandchildren who attended UCD.

Three visits to UCD for three of the clubs took place in May 2018. The club members received a talk from two men who formerly worked in John Hinde Ireland Ltd., and watched a YouTube documentary on the late photographer. Tea/coffee and a light lunch was shared by club members in the Pi Restaurant, and they received a talk from Associate Professor Paul McCabe (School of Biology and Environmental Science) about the UCD Evolution of Land Plants Garden. The groups all thoroughly enjoyed their visit to UCD and praised the campus facilities and beautiful space.

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