In 1989 an advert was spotted by Pascal McDonald in a London paper for a job
at the U3A, an unfamiliar organisation. Research into this self-help organisation for
active retired people led a small group of likeminded people to start meeting at Magee. The initial offering
included golf, swimming and bridge.
In 1992 permanent premises were obtained and together with the addition of
the Active Living Centre in 2012 allowed the growth of the organisation to offer over 100
different activities and courses you will find today!
U3A Foyle is a voluntary organisation, based in the beautiful grounds of Gransha Park. Its aim is to encourage men and women to enjoy an active and fulfilling lifestyle in their later years.
Our vision is that all participants in our programme reach their full potential in leading active and fulfilling lifestyles.
Perhaps there are things you would like to do but never had the time or opportunity. If so, U3A Foyle could be for you. We provide a whole range of recreational activities, educational courses and social events. The main emphasis is on enjoyment!
Membership is by payment of an annual fee payable in September, but you can join at any time in the year. There may be a charge for some courses or activities to cover costs. Details from the office.
We have a broad range of courses and activities to suit most interests.
Have a look at the sections below and click on MORE INFO for schedules and times.
You can download our newest updated Prospectus here with details on all our classes, courses and activities.
There are courses offered for all levels in French and Spanish.
There are courses offered for all levels in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Irish, Italian and Latin.
We offer Classes in Watercolours, Oils and Acrylics and Drawing as well as workshops in Felting, Paverpol and Pottery
We offer a wide range of Physical Activities including Keep fit, Sports, Walking and Dance.
Activities include Ukulele Groups, French Cookery, Book Clubs, Scrabble Groups, Piano Tuition and A Singing for Fun Group
We offer classes for all levels of Bridge - Beginner, Intermediate, Improver, Scrabble, Stamp Club and Whist
There are groups suitable for all levels of expertise - Computers at Home, Computers for Absolute Beginners, I pads / Tablets, Gadget Group
U3A Foyle is run by the members, for the members, assisted by a small support team.
Christine O'Kane is the Manager of U3A Foyle since 2008.
Robert is the current Chairperson of U3A Foyle
This is the Board of U3A Foyle 2016-2017
The busy front office in U3A Foyle featuring Staff and Volunteers.
(Office Hours 9.30am - 4pm)
A Selection of pictures from past events, trips and activities.
Have a look at what some of our current Members
are saying about their experience in U3A Foyle
If you wish to join up, or have any other queries, please
get in touch in one of the following ways:
Pascal McDonald House,