Winner of the National Brown Bread Competition 2015

Margaret Sexton (Roscommon) was the winner of the Brown Bread Baking Competition at the NPA 2015.

Brown Bread 1st Semi Final

Congratulations to Carmel Walsh, Kilkenny and Margaret Sexton, Roscommon, for getting through to the Finals of the Brown Bread Competition at the National

Brown Bread at the Ploughing

Best of luck to all who are competing today! Kathleen Barry, Cork Carmel Walsh, Kilkenny Teresa Dooner, Longford Margaret Sexton, Roscommon

ICA at the National Ploughing Championships

If you are going to the Ploughing don't forget to pay us a visit. The ICA stand is in Block 1, Row 28, Stand No.507.


Map of Guilds – Welcome – History – What's On – Contacts – News

Meath Guilds

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Welcome to Meath Federation

Welcome to Meath Federation. This federation represents all ICA women in the county. We have 30 plus Guilds spread through out the county. All our Guilds meet at least once a month where all sorts of crafts are taught and demonstrated such as Embroidery, Carrickmacross Lace, Smocking, Knitting, Quilting, etc. The Arts are not left out either with classes in Public Speaking, Calligraphy and Art. Our Irish heritage is also catered for. You can “brush up” on your Irish conversation or enjoy Irish Dancing.

An Griannan, the Adult Education Centre, is nearby so members can take part in the many and varied courses there. We extend a very warm welcome to our new guild in Ballivor and wish them well.

All our Guilds arrange their own Social Evenings. Some go to Dublin for the latest shows or cabarets while recently a wine tasting evening was much enjoyed. Being a member can be great fun. We are also involved in our own communities and help out with “Meals on Wheels”, Retirement Groups, etc. If you would like to join us just give us a call and you will make friends for life.

Handbag Workshop

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Meath History

This federation was formed in 1958. Prior to 1958 Meath and Louth were a joint Federation, but in 1958 the county was confident enough to form its own federation. To date we have proudly contributed four National Presidents - Lady Fingall, Bea Trench, Camilla Hannon and Kitty Harlin. At present the National Treasurer Mary Harrihill is also a Meath Federation member.

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What's On – Meath

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If you are interested in joining or setting up a guild in your area please contact our federation secretary and she will put you in touch with a local guild.

President: Dolores McGrath, Mobile: 0861529395,

Secretary: Jean Keogh, Mobile: 0876411642,

Treasurer: Kay Carroll, Mobile: 0863684959

Competitions: Margaret Bagnell, Mobile: 0860866285

Crafts: Peggy Quinn, Mobile: 0863785823,


Teachta: Caroline Power, Mobile: 0872894035

Vice-President: Caroline Power, Mobile: 0872894035,

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Horace Plunkett Trip

July 2014 More

Brown bread competition

The Meath Federation final for this great Aldi brown bread competition is Monday, 23rdJune, in Dunsany Hall. More

Kentstown ICA Guild

Event for Walk in My Shoes More

meath crafts Meath Craft Day


Meath Christmas Celebrations Meath Christmas Celebrations


Nollaig na mBan Nollaig na mBan Celebrations


Bag Making Day Trips

A very enjoyable few days packed with events. More

Become a Member

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