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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin recently hosted a reception for the Crossmaglen University of the Third Age (U3A) group.

The Crossmaglen group arranged a tour of Downpatrick including all Council buildings, and Councillor Murnin hosted them in the Council Chamber before giving them a brief tour of the historic building.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin, pictured with members of the Crossmaglen U3A group on a visit to the Council Chamber in the Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin, pictured with members of the Crossmaglen U3A group on a visit to the Council Chamber in the Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick.

Councillor Mark Murnin said, “I am delighted to host this visit today for Crossmaglen U3A group and I wish them every success in the future. So often all of our resources are targeted at youth programmes and we forget to make time for those within our community who have played a valuable role in shaping the district into what it is today. I have no doubt that the group will go from strength to strength.”

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin will Crossmaglen U3A group chairman Raymond McConville as he holds the gavel.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin will Crossmaglen U3A group chairman Raymond McConville as he holds the gavel.

U3As provide opportunities for people to come together and learn in an informal setting and are likened to youth clubs for older people. The programme recognises the skills and interests of Third Agers and allows them to share their skills and knowledge in a social atmosphere.

The group has a programme of activities planned for the coming season and includes academic, recreational and social activities, appealing to a wide range of interests and enable those involved to develop their creative talents and improve their quality of life.

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