Events

REGISTRATION Problem is now fixed

Thanks, and apologies, to those who emailed me to advise that the Registration procedure was not working.
As I advised elsewhere, we’ve been having pronblems with our operating system, Word Press, especially since we changed server a few months ago.
It is now fixed, I hope, so you should be able to register at “CTT members Register”, in red font, upper right side. Then your registration will be accepted withing hours, I hope, after we are sure it is not a spam registration. (I don’t believe we have any of those currently and all members are genuine ex-CTT personnel)

As for those who tried the Contact Us form. We will continue it for now, but these forms have become a real problem for website operators, as they are used for spreading junk by scammers and spammers. It is not easy to filter out the spam people
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Become a Member of this site

 This web site has c. 90 signed up memebrs, all of them also members of the CTT Alumni Association. This means that app. 100 members of the Association are not signed up members here, so…you are invited to join!

To join, just register at  “CTT members Register” , upper right side of this page. Later members can login in the Login area lower right side

The benefits are not great, to tell the truth.  But every three posts or so, you will get an update notification straight from the website itself. Also, you will have the right to comment at the end of posts in the Comment box (To find it, double click the title of the post and see it open in a new window with Comment at the bottom). Also, you will have the right to  submit a Guest Post, over your name, subject only to Editors review of legal aspects

PS: Links from this server are not working well currently so links from the current posts must be displayed on the Netsso.com server, as you will see.. We’re trying to fix it or make new arrangements.

Apologies

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I have two Word Press sites on a server in a hosting data centre.   This one and my own blog BrianODOherty.ie. Both have been on the blink for over two weeks. I am told the problem. related to Word Press updating, it seems, is now fixed (but I think I will seek another host anyway). It means the next two posts  have been delayed

Apologies, especially to avid readers, both of you

Brian

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CTT Alumni Golf Outing, Autumn 2019

The Annual CTT Golf Outing took place at Carrickmines Golf Club on Friday 30 August in glorious sunshine and testy windy conditions.

The course provides wonderful views over Dublin Bay, the Hill of Howth and Bray Head. It is the home course of Don Briggs, Rose Mary Craig and Stephen Franck. These three luminaries were joined on the day by the usual golfing suspects: defending champion, John Lennon, Alan Dixon, Mary Cryan, Karen Rothwell, Liam Kelleher, Colin McCrea, Gerry Morrissey, Pat Maher, David Strahan and John McGuire – so a stellar field and the largest we have had in years!

The Co Wicklow slopes, very fast greens and narrow fairways provided a great test of golf for all. In the end, the Claret Jug was won by John McGuire, narrowly pipping Gerry Morrissey with Mary Cryan taking third position. All retired to the clubhouse afterwards for delicious Chicken Satay and various beverages. All were grateful to Don Briggs, who is the Club’s Honorary Secretary, for making all the arrangements at the Club.

Next year, the outing will be held at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club.

 

(Report and Photos by Golf Director, John McGuire)

 

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: rosemarycraig@eircom.net or call/text 086 8163187

Here’s a link to a video of the gardens.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWQGK9lo9tg

What are they doing now – H.E Ambassador David Doyle

At 66 years old, David Doyle is enjoying his second, or perhaps, his third career.
After some 40 plus years in France, David is still professionally active as a diplomat, living near Paris, with his Belgian-born wife, Pascale.

How he got to being assigned to, and retained in, Paris, is a long story!

David started his career at CTT in Dublin back in November 1974, straight out of university and went in to serve at the CTT office in Paris mid-1975 to end 1977. “I worked with David Strahan, Bernard Rogan and the late Damon Pollard, at an exciting time in CTT’s quest to diversify trade promotion efforts away from one over-reliant export market”.

His career after CTT Paris took David on a journey over the ensuing 37 years as a diplomat to a number of International Organisations, spanning the OECD, the European Parliament and, more recently, UNESCO.

He currently serves as the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Caribbean state of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis to UNESCO – a Commonwealth small island developing state, independent since 1983.

(To read more you must be ex-CTT and a member of this site. Register or log in upper right side or lower right side of this Home page)

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Don’t forget Nostalgia Nite !

Always the best night of the year, this year Nostalgia Nite will be on Friday, November 30, at the place where great plans were laid to save the economy when at the depths of its distress..the M1, Merrion Inn.

Marjorie will provide details to all CTT Alumni email list this week, but indications are that the AGM will begin at 6.45 pm, Drinkies at 7.30 and a great meal at 8.15.

A big attendance is expected. Paul Sheridan has already booked his flight from Australia ! The committee requests, kindly, that you indicate your likely attendance to a committee member in advance, (preferably well in advance), so that a suitable supply of quality food can be booked.

Do not let this opportunity pass, etc. Dress nicely. Blasphemy not permitted at tables.

Just a word about Membership

Membership of this CTT Alumni website is open to all members of the CTT Alumni Association, and indeed non-members of the Association who are former employees of CTT

But, the point is… you are not automatically a “member” of the website if you are a member of the association. (There are c. 200 members of the CTT ALumni Association  and c. 90  members of the site)

To be a “Member” of the website- which is free – you must Register on the site and select a password for yourself.  That is then required by the site whenever you need to “login” to the site

Normally you don’t need to” login” anywhere on the site. But there are some times when login is needed…If a story is long, only the first, top, part will be on the front page and available to public viewing. To Continue reading you will be asked to login. Also, only logged in members can Comment on posts.  And only logged in  members can upload images to the Galleries.  And maybe there’s something  else…I forget.

If not already a member of the site, just click the little red Register at the upper right side of this page.

Alumni Hymn

You’ve all heard of the Olympic Hymn?? OK?
The hymn below is proposed as the Alummni Hymn by Geoff MacE
(We welcome good suggestions from our members…)

No…doesn’t work…Sorry, Geoff…the video is too long/ heavy to be shown directly on this old system. So, I put it in my Dropbox and I give a link …Just click it and you should   see the link here

(Sorry Geoff…still doesn’t work…I keep getting error messages from Windows Media Player, telling me something about codecs or whatever..Windows 7) (Does anyone mouyt tyhere have a solution>  The link to the video from my Dropbox plays ok elsewhere, but not in this app.)

 

Nostalgia Night- a date for your diary – November 24

A message from Marjorie McHenry, Secretry General of the Association ( ..and you name it)

Dear Alumni,

Please check your diaries and ensure you have noted 24th November in the Merrion Inn for

Nostalgia Night.

There were over 50 participants last year, and a great night was had by all.

Details to follow.