July 2015

Summer-Autumn events, 2015

Today it doesn’t look much like a Summer from where your Editor sits, but, to cheer you up, our President and his committee are offering the following activities and invite you to reserve your places as soon as possible:

The Summer Bar-B-Que will take place on August 7. (See below)

Golf Outing, Edmonstown , September 18 (see below)

Hugh Lane Gallery Visit , October 15 (see below)

Nostalgia Nite, Merrion Inn, Friday November 20 (details to follow)

Regular Thirsty Thursday begins September (see below)

Whew !

Summer Bar-B-Que on board..

Final bookings are requested by August 1 for the barbeque on board the Cill Arne boat at the Convention Centre on the Liffey. It was a very successful function last year and 40 or more ex-colleagues are expected to get on board next week. Starting at 6 pm you can enjoy a nice range of food items and buy your own drink until 9pm, for €20, payable to John McGuire or book with Marjorie(marjoriemchenry@outlook.com).

John McGuire, Coach House, 18 Belgrave Square, Rathmines, Dublin 6 or directly to the bank: CTT Alumni, Bank of Ireland, Lr Baggot St, Dublin 2, Account No 95285650, Branch Code 90-14-90, Branch Identifier Code BOFIIE2D,  IBAN IE90 BOFI 9014 9095 2856 50. Please include your name as the reference.

A bit of Culture – Visit to Hugh Lane Gallery


A maximum of 3o members are invited to join the Alumni Visit to the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North  to view the collection of contemporary art and receive a lecture on one of Irelands greatest stained glass artists, Harry Clarke

Venue is the gallery, at 11.00 a.m. Thursday, October 15. The programme will commence with a private lecture on stained glass and Harry Clarke and a study of his famous piece, The Eve of St. Agnes. This will be provided by the gallery’s Deputy Curator, Jessica O’Donnell, who will afterwards lead our group on a tour of the gallery’s collection of stained glass and other works in other media. The programme will finish at c. 12.30, after which some members of our group may decide to stay on for a light lunch. Price is a fiver per person, which may be handed to organiser Brian O’Doherty on the day, and lunch is for your own account.

In case numbers will be a problem, you are asked to book early, by emailing Brian@Netsso.com as soon as possible. The first 27 emails from paid up members will be accepted !.



Regular drinking occasion- Thirsty Thursdays

Some far-sighted members came up with the proposal that ex-colleagues could meet regularly, without any particular organisation for the event, by turning up, if available, at the Merrion Inn- our” spiritual home” on the second Thursday of every month. Thanks, Jim. Any time after 6.00 pm.

The first of these colloquia will be in September and a confirmation/reminder will be sent c. a week in advance. Each pays for his own and don’t ask too many embarrassing questions. As a routine evolves, and assuming enough participants, confirmations will be sent monthly.