Welcome to our page.


Welcome to the blog page of the Waterford and Dungarvan Branch of the Retired Teachers Association of Ireland. This page will keep you up-to date with the activities of our members and keep you informed of happenings in our area. We hope you will find it helpful and easy to use.



We hope you are all keeping well in these strange times. Life is VERY predictable but at least the weather is great. Now that we are able to venture a little further I hope you will all be able to take lots of exercise. We will be the fittest group of retirees on the planet. The way things are looking we will not be able to plan any activities until September, at the earliest. But hopefully, by then things will have returned to some kind of normal. Do check out the RTAI website. They have some useful articles to help us through these tough times.


We hope you had a pleasant St. Patrick’s Day. Things are very quiet for most of our members but we do hope you are all keeping well and keeping boredom at bay. Please do try to keep in touch with friends. If any member needs assistance with collecting food or medicine please contact us and we will try to arrange someone to help.


Hello all the shut-ins, As we begin our social isolation do try to keep in touch. We are sorry we had to cancel our afternoon tea but we will make up for lost time when we are finally released. How are you all planning to spend your time at home? Do get in touch and share. I’m starting a WhatsApp group to help us while away the time and cheer each other up. If you would like to be part of it text me 0872394749

Busy day Thursday 5th March.

Walk at 11.30 am. Meet in Woodies Car Park.

Two films to see —-1917 at 2.40 and Dark Waters at 2.10 in the Odeon.                              Text Katherine Grant if you would like to go…….0861954616


For all our Golfing Members, Here’s a date for you’re diary………


                 Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Club

Monday 15th June 2020

4 – Person Champagne Scramble

   Shotgun start at 12 a.m

Tea/coffee and scones on arrival

Dinner and Presentation of prizes             7.30 p.m.

B.B., Gala Dinner(incl. wine) and Golf        €80

Dinner and Golf      €60

Fantastic prizes and Goodie Bags

First come first served as places are limited

 All inquiries to Mary McCarthy  mcartr3@yahoo.

The next Book Club Meeting is on Thursday 12th March at 11.00 in the Teachers’ Centre. The book to be discussed is  Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Come even if you haven’t read it. We never stick to the topic.


We enjoyed a lovely outing to the Bord Gais Theatre  to see The Sound of Music. The show was very enjoyable with wonderful singing and acting and a beautiful set. We must do it again soon.

Looking for a New Year activity. Now you can have fun and do  a good deed at the same time.

Fighting  Words is a programme to develop creative writing skills in primary school

children.  In Waterford it is being organised by  Ms.Janet Twigg. Volunteers are

needed. Training will be given towards the end of January and the program will be

delivered in February and March in the local libraries.

Contact Janet Twigg direct on 087 6390641

See website; fightingword










Any member staying overnight in Dublin can avail of a special rate in The Castle Hotel, Gardiner Row. It is very centrally situated in Parnell Square and members can avail of a special rate of €69 per room, subject to availability. Just mention the RTAI when booking.