Throughout the winter months we meet fortnightly in Scrabo Hall, usually from mid October until mid April from 1030 until 1200 each morning and everyone attending will receive a warm welcome, a free cup of tea/coffee and a scone. An invited speaker will give a talk relevant to men’s lives and interests today with a time for questions and answers at the end
During the autumn and spring months from the beginning of September until mid October and commencing again mid April to the end of May we visit a variety of places, often with a guide to show and explain the venue or exhibition. Past outings have included the Guildhall in Londonderry, Moravian Village in Gracehill, Greenmount Agricultural College, Nendrum Monastery site on Mahee Island, Carrickfergus Castle, Community Centre and Gas Works Museum. Trips have been made annually to Dublin which included visits to the Chester Beattie Library, The National Museum, Malahide Castle and the Hugh Lane Gallery. Times and details of travel are notified well in advance as they vary slightly from the winter schedule.
A visit was made on 06 September 2016 to the Moravian Village at Gracehill, which is located a few miles from Ballymena, in County Antrim. After morning coffee, we visited the Moravian Church. The way of life and faith of the Moravian people and how they came to live in the village was explained in the classroom of the old school house.
On 16 May 2017 a visit was made to Carrickfergus Museum and Heritage Centre. A member of the Council staff acted as our guide and explained the history and artefacts on display. We learned how people lived and worshiped in the town, which was the capital long before Belfast which was just a hamlet and Carrickfergus was the principle town and port.