IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY AND TO KEEP OUR MEMBERS AND OTHERS SAFE AND WELL, THE PROGRAMME OF THE BRAY HEADS U3A GROUP IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Welcome to the website of The Bray Heads U3A - a University of the Third Age Group in Bray, Co. Wicklow, set up in September 2018 and based at Bray Golf Club - the second U3A group in Bray following the creation of the small and highly successful Bray U3A Group some years ago, based in Fassaroe.
The mission of The Bray Heads U3A is to promote and practice lifelong learning and active, creative ageing by senior citizens in local communities, through learning and doing new things; meeting new people; sharing skills, experience and interests with others; and having some fun along the way.
Agreeing with the UN that climate change is ‘the defining issue of our time’ and with young people leading the way in demanding decisive, effective, action by all of us NOW to avert an ecological disaster on our planet, our U3A Group is committed to doing something ourselves, as grandparents and elders, to mitigate it. We have set up a sub-group to inform ourselves and others about the issues, we are planning activities which we can engage in locally and more widely and we will be pleased to hear from fellow-U3A groups and other groups interested in climate action as we are
Since we launched our Bray Heads U3A Group in early September 2018, so strong has interest in the Group and our activities been that we reached full membership capacity almost immediately, with over 150 members currently registered. We are keeping a waiting list so that we can add new members when space becomes available but, with around 70 currently on this, it could be a long time before places become available. Given such strong interest in U3A activities in the area and with most of the most of the existing Groups both full and with long waiting lists, the need for at least one other U3A group in Bray and/or the north Wicklow/south Dublin area seems clear and we would encourage anyone who might possibly be interested in this to contact us on our website - email@example.com. We will be very happy to discuss this with you and support you by sharing experience, plans and anything else you may need.