CIMS  Annual Outing 1 June 2013  
         
Enterprise train St Ann's Dawson Street
 

Aboard the "Enterprise"

St Ann's Dawson street

 
 

The Annual Outing of the Church of Ireland Menís Society was a visit to Dublin by train on Saturday 1 June 2013. Twenty eight members boarded the 8 am "Enterprise" train at Belfast Central (5 having travelled in from Mossley West and 4 from Bangor and Holywood). A further 6 boarded at Portadown and one at Newry.

On arrival at Dublin Connolly members hurried around to catch the DART to Dublin Pearse. From there they walked to St Ann's in Dawson Street to be welcomed by the Rector, the Revd David Gillespie. After a celebration of Holy Communion members were told  about the history of St Ann's and some of the well known people who had attended there over the years.

From St Ann's they then walked the short distance to Bewley's in Grafton Street for lunch - soup, sandwiches and tea / coffee.

After lunch a short walk took members to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 

  St Ann's Loaves  
     

Loaves for those in need in St Ann's

 
  Lunch in Bewleys'   Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland  
 

Lunch in Bewley's in Grafton Street

 

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in St Stephen's Green

 
         
 
In the lecture theatre of the RCSI Dr Martin Mansergh, member of the Advisory Group on Centenary Commemerations gave a talk on the "Decade of Centenaries". He outlined the events which had taken place between 1912 and 1922/23 and the different perspectives on the events from people in the south, the north and in Great Britain.   Dr Evans introduces Dr Mansergh
Dr Mansergh's talk ... Click here
His talk then led to a lively Questions and Answers session. Dr Roddy Evans, who had arranged the talk, chaired the meeting and Bishop Poyntz gave the Vote of Thanks.
Dr Kenneth Milne, the Church of Ireland Historiographer, also joined us for the talk.
   

Dr Evans introducing Dr Martin Mansergh

 
         
  Bishop Poyntz and Dr Martin Mansergh   Poyntz, Evans, Mansergh, Milne, Macartney  
 

Bishop Poyntz and Dr Martin Mansergh

 

Bishop Poyntz, Dr Roddy Evans, Dr Martin Mansergh,

Dr Kenneth Milne and Arthur Macartney (CIMS Hon Lay Sec)

 
         
 
Grafton street artists
  From the RCSI members then had a liesurely stroll down Grafton Street or Dawson Street to Trinity College. There was time en route to stop off for a cup of coffee, enjoy an ice-cream or simply enjoy the many street artists.

On arrival at Trinity College members were met by our guide Joseph O'Gorman at the steps of the Dining Hall  where he gave us an interesting history of the College. He then brought us into the College Chapel followed by a walk through the College.

A further short walk took us to Ely Brasserie for our evening meal befor returning home.
  Our Guide in TCD - Joseph O'Gorman

Statues in Grafton Street

     

Our guide for Trinity College

- Joseph O'Gorman

 
On TCD Dining Hall steps Ely Brasserie

On the Dining Hall steps

Evening meal in Ely Brasserie