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Latest update: 16.07.2018
- The schedule of Agallamh na Seanórach monthly coffee mornings from September to December 2018 will soon be available to consult on our News & Events page, where you can also find the modified parking arrangement for these dates. The first gathering will be from 10.30-11.45, on Tuesday 11 September in the Alexander Anderson Boardroom. It will be followed at 12 noon by a talk by Patrick Larkin, ‘Some student days from UCG, 1920’ (illustrated with photos of the period). This will take place in the Moore Institute Seminar Room, G010, Hardiman Research Building.
- Two announcements from AgeAction:
Get Connected and learn how to navigate the Internet and your device (classes for older learners)
Do you have basic skills you want to refresh or are you a complete beginner and apprehensive about technology? Starting again in September, Age Action will run classes for older learners (aged 55+) who have little or no experience with using the Internet (laptops/iPads/iPhones/Tablets/Smartphones all welcome OR if you have no device we can provide one). Classes are run in Age Action (3, Francis Street), the ILAS centre in NUIG and Galway City Library on different days and times. Participants are taught on an individual (1:1) basis by trained volunteer tutors. To book a place on our waiting list, call Age Action on 091 527831. Courses run for 5 weeks (2 hours per week) and there is no fee. NOTE: One class cycle per person, so If you have already taken a class cycle with Age Action since January 2017 you are not eligible to apply.
Volunteer Tutors needed in Galway
Resuming in September, Age Action will run beginner/improvercomputer/Internet classes for older learners (55+) who have little or no experience or who are apprehensive about their device and technology in general. The aim of the programme is to make the learners comfortable using laptops/tablets/smartphones and help them navigate the Internet to perform basic tasks.
Tutoring is done on a 1:1 basis. Strong basic computer/tablet/smartphone skills and fluent English needed but patience and good humour just as important! Training provided. Classes are currently run in Age Action (3, Francis Street), the ILAS centre in NUIG, Galway City Library on different days and times. For more information please contact Helen on 087 1956047 or Email:email@example.com
- Three members of retired staff have recently published books:
John Waddell, Myth and Materiality (Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2018)
Noel Wilkins, Humble Works for Humble People: A History of the Fishery Piers of County Galway and North Clare, 1800–1922 (Irish Academic Press, 2017)
Brian Arkins, Death and Marriage: Greek and Roman Drama (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2017)
For more information on publications by retired staff see Members' achievements.
- A recent exhibition in the Hardiman Research Building was ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934). Engineering the Promised Land’. It opened on 10 October and was curated by RSA member Eamon Cannon, with Dr Jamie Goggins and Aisling Keane. It marked the donation of the O'Shaughnessy archive to the James Hardiman Library.
- Ireland Illustrated, 1680-1860, a database of images and text from two centuries of travel accounts, went online on Tuesday 15 May 2018. The project has been directed by RSA member Jane Conroy.
- Fee concessions are available to NUI Galway staff, whether current or retired, when they enrol for courses offered by the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development. Registration for short courses normally closes in late September. For information about these, as well as Diploma and Postgraduate courses, see the Centre’s website.
- Parking permits expire at the end of August each year. You can update yours online by following the steps outlined at http://www.nuigalway.ie/parking/parking-permits-info/. Retired staff may be asked to complete a Service Request Form: see 'Services & Facilities: Services Request' for details. Further information can be obtained from the Parking division of the Buildings Office and from the Management Services Office.
The current Park and Ride timetable can be downloaded here.
- If you are not currently receiving email correspondence relating to the Retired Staff Association, please send your email address to Marie Cunningham, Management Service Office; telephone: (091) 493632; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is important as it greatly facilitates communication with NUI Galway Retired Staff Association members. There are just two postal mailings each year, with other important information being sent by email and announced on this site.