Upcoming Outing- Charleville House, June 6

Visit to Charleville House & Gardens, Enniskerry
First owned by the Monck family since 1702 and then Donald Davies (of dress fame), it is now the home of Mr and Mrs Ken Rohan
The present house dates from the 1830’s and contains a magnificent collection of Irish furniture and paintings. The extensive gardens are breath-taking.
Meet at Whelan’s restaurant, the Silver Tassie, Loughlinstown , Co Dublin at 12.00pm for lunch (own expense) and depart by car at 2pm for Charleville, followed by tea in Rose Mary Craig’s house in Enniskerry village, which is also home to Enniskerry Gallery Antiques.
Cost: €15 per person (entrance fee to Charleville House).
Reply to: or call/text 086 8163187

Here’s a link to a video of the gardens..

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.