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Northern Ireland

June 2020 - Gobbins and trip to Whitehead Railway Museum. Await further details on this event.

17th May 2020 - Service at St Georges Church, Belfast to commemorate the birth and life of Florence Nightingale.

12th May 2020 - Bicentenary service held by The Florence Nightingale Foundation at Westminster in 2020.

Saturday 09th May 2020 - In order to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of and life of Florence Nightingale the following is planned. 

A rose bed is being prepared within the Botanic Garden rose garden as a wonderful reminder of her contribution to nursing and the public health reform.

Thirty Florence Nightingale roses will be planted in November in preparation for a splendid show of blooms in May 2020! It is a cream rose with pink blush on tip of petal.

We plan to meet at 1230hrs at the Gardens for a viewing followed by afternoon tea from 1430hrs at The Grand Central, Belfast (top floor).

Guests welcome, cost will be £30 TBC paid prior to the event by BACS transfer and will be non refundable (TEA SURNAME). Payment not due yet.

14th or 21st March 2020 - Food Tour (Belfast) and St Patricks Celebrations, more details to follow...

Thursday, 13 June 2019 21:24

NI Branch - Christmas Lunch 6 Dec 19

Friday 06th December 2019 - Christmas Lunch, Ulster Reform Club, Belfast, timings 1300hrs.

Meet in Bar 1230hrs with lunch served in the Antrim Room from 1300hrs.

Cost TBC per ticket, paid prior to the event by BACS transfer and will be non refundable (CHRISTMAS SURNAME). 

Guests welcome and members will be subsidised.

Payment not due yet.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:21

Christmas 2016

Busy December diaries forced the members of the NI Branch to look to the end of November for a Christmas meal date. On Friday 25 November the Association Members enjoyed Christmas lunch at The Ulster Reform Club. In the heart of Belfast, The Ulster Reform Club is set in wonderful surroundings and holds a host of interesting artefacts inside. It is essentially a gentleman’s club with Victorian origins being located in a purpose-built, red sandstone building which opened in January 1885.

Monday, 01 May 2017 18:14

Florence Court

It was a rather damp August morning for the N I Branch’s summer outing, but the small party of 7 was in good cheer as they set off to Enniskillen. On arrival at the Royal Inniskillings Museum we were met with a very welcome cup of coffee and homemade scones. Following this, the group had a talk from the curators about the museum and the role the Inniskillings Fusiliers had in the First World War. There was then some time to look at the exhibits which included a very fine collection of silverware which posed the obvious question of who cleans it all?

We then moved to the new County Museum, in the same location, which wasn’t officially open for another week so it was a privilege to have a personal tour to see the exhibits which represented the long and varied history of Fermanagh.

By now it was lunchtime and the group travelled to the Killyhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen for a lovely lunch and catch up with friends.

Afterwards the group moved to the final destination, Florence Court. This 18th Century mansion was the former home of the Cole family and is now owned and maintained by the National Trust. We were treated to a tour by our very own ‘butler’ who told us about the history of the building and he pointed out the fine rococo plasterwork on display. At the end of the tour there was enough time to purchase a wee souvenir of the trip from the NT shop and then have a cup of coffee before setting off home to Belfast, after a very enjoyable day out.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Welcome to Northern Ireland

Maintaining contact and friendships with former Corps members. An active branch who welcomes new members.


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