The GAA Social Initiative symbol visually associates the influence of the GAA with the dropping of a stone in water. The concentric circles spread outwards beyond the initial point of contact. As with the stone, the GAA connects with and influences an increasing circle of people
1. Started by President Mary McAleese, who noticed a lack of older men attending official events.
2. A forum was established in 2007 to explore problems and solutions.
3. A Steering Group was then established in 2009 : it proposed that the GAA be invited to implement a social project for older men.
4. This led to the development of the GAA Social Initiative.
Next Outing Wed 4th October 2017
9.15am Leaving Naomh Mearnóg by coach
11.00: Dun na Si, Moate
Breakfast followed by Guided Tour of the Amenity
& Heritage Park.
13.30: Clonmacnoise –Audio Visual & Guided Tour.
14.45: Viking Ship Cruise on the Shannon to Athlone.
Tea/scones, Bar & Music.
16.15: Athlone Castle – Guided Tour.
18.15: Rosemount – The Stile Bar – Dinner, Drinks & Music.
TBA Depart for home.