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2021 Winter Webinar Series

Over the past few months Age Action has run talks, via zoom, for its U3A network and members. The next series of talks are listed below. You can join any of the talks via Zoom, the only restriction is that they are limited to the first 100 attendees.  All events are free to join and you do not have to be a member of Age Action.

If you cannot join on the day (or the number of attendees exceeds 100) then you can find links to all of the talks on the Age Action You Tube Channel - CLICK HERE

Tuesday May 25th 2021 is AFRICA DAY and at 10.30am Age Action will be hosting a zoom webinar to celebrate and highlight the work of the AFFORD II programme,

and shine a spotlight on the Arts, Culture and Heritage of Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

The AFFORD II programme addresses issues for older people such as;

Income insecurity, lack of pensions and social protection support, Lack of access to age-appropriate health services, Age discrimination  and Lack of consideration of older people in policies.

Age Action works to increase awareness in Ireland of the needs of older people in developing countries, and increase public understanding of and engagement with issues related to global ageing.

This programme is carried out in collaboration with our partners HelpAge International (INGO) and is funded by Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s overseas development programme.

We will have input from each of the countries involved in the programme, and will have some special guests join us.

Time: May 25, 2021 10:30 AM Dublin

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 836 4088 2672

Passcode: 793949

Hope to see you there!

Ageing in Place - Webinar

Wednesday 19th May 2021 at 10.30am

Age Action believes that we should have a choice to age in place which means having the ability to live in one’s home and community safely, independently and comfortably regardless of age, income or ability level. We work to ensure that older people remain active, engaged and valued in their communities for as long as feasible, with choice and control over their lives.


We will be discussing Ageing in Place and looking at research into the perceptions of older people, carers and care professionals in Ireland towards assistive technology and home care robotics. We will hear about pension research being conducted in Ireland and introduce a new research project into Rural Ageing in Place that Age Action are partnering along with UCC and the Irish Research Council.


Please join us with our guest speakers Dr Sarah Donnelly, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD, Margaret Buckley, Lecturer, Senior Tutor and Academic Supervisor at University College Cork and Dr Siobhán O’Sullivan, Lecturer Social Policy, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC.



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Meeting ID: 830 9747 3326

Passcode: 200190




Writing a Will and Enduring Power of Attorney

Join us on Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 10.30am

We will be joined by Roslyn Palmer along with a Legal Professional of the Community Law & Mediation Centre to answer your questions on writing a Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. For more information on the services provided go to

Enquiries to

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 859 5256 4743    Passcode: 565862

An Audience with Tomi Reichental

Join us on Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 10.30am to hear Tomi tell his story

Tomi Reichental was born in 1935 in the village of Merašice in rural Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). In 1944 he was sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp along with his mother, brother and grandmother. He survived the camp and since 1959 he has lived in Ireland.

Tomi is known for his talks about his experience of the Holocaust as a child. He gives talks in secondary schools, colleges and at various other events across the country and his aim is to educate people about what happened during the Holocaust so that we can remember the people who died in it and so it never happens again.

For more information go to

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Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 859 5256 4743 Passcode: 565862


Wednesday February 10th at 10.30am

St Valentine & how he came to rest in Whitefriar Street Church - Fr. Simon Nolan, O.Carm. Prior, Whitefriar Street

Since St Valentine was martyred there have been various basilicas, churches and monasteries built over the site of his grave. In the early 1800's his remains were discovered along with a small vessel tinged with his blood and some other artefacts. An Irish Carmelite, John Spratt, known in Ireland for his skills as a preacher and  for his work among the poor and destitute in Dublin’s Liberties area, was visiting Rome at the time. Asked to preach at the Jesuit Church in the city, the Gésu, as a token of esteem Pope Gregory XVI presented him with the remains of Saint Valentine. Fr. John was responsible for the building of what we know now as the Church to Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Whitefriar Street in Dublin city centre

Meeting ID: 813 5068 6979   Passcode: U3A2021

Wednesday February 17th at 10.30am

The 50 Francis Street Photographer - Suzanne Behan

From religious processions and Dublin traditions, to when women drank in the snug and the 'good suit' came in and out of the pawn shop when needed. The 50 Francis Street Archive is a unique collection of stunning, original photographs, a fascinating social history and celebration of people and places from the Photographer John Walsh’s life’s works. John Walsh ran his photography business out of a small shop on 50 Francis Street in inner city Dublin. For over fifty years, he took thousands of photos on all aspects of Dublin life -street photography, iconic religious events, social life, tenement life, and a first hand  view of life in this era,  In this talk  the images from the 50's and 60's are brought to life by his granddaughter Suzanne Behan, who will give us a unique and nostalgic look of an integral part of changing city.

Meeting ID: 813 5068 6979   Passcode: U3A2021

If you need assistance with using Zoom then this guide, produced by Age Action, may help answer any queries you have:

Enquiries to

There are U3A groups all over Ireland. Find the contact details of the group nearest to you.

We're always looking for new U3A groups around Ireland.

If there's no U3A group near you, get in touch and we'll help you get started!