Come visit us at the Kniting & Stitching Show

This year we will be located at stand B2.

Press Release 26th October 2017

Age Action, the ICA and the NWCI are calling on the Government to live up to the provisions of the European Pillar on Social Rights, particularly its

November Craft Taster Class 2017

20th November 2017 at 11.00am. November class make this cute little Teddy, all dressed up for Christmas. Kit €5 and bring along a scissors and sewing needle.

Halloween Craft Taster Class

Rescheduled for Monday 23rd October @ 11.00 Booking: Contact Central Office on 01 6680002


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

Dublin Federation ICA

Dublin Guilds

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Welcome to Dublin Federation

We currently have 33 Guilds in Dublin and County areas. Our members are engaged in a wide range of activities which include every craft you could mention Choir, set dancing, cookery, baking, writing (short story) etc.

Members also participate in community development work and community based activities such as meals on wheels, volunteering in Citizens Information Centres and Mabs, organizing senior citizens activities and representing their areas on local council committees.     

Dublin Federation is proud to have 12 fully qualified ICA Craft Teachers.


Federation President: Mary Melia 087 2373018

Federation Treasurer: Marie Delaney

Federation Secretary: Helen Ui Mhuineachain 086 6077200


If you are interested in joining a guild or indeed setting up your own guild please contact our Federation Secretary.

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Dublin History

Dublin Federation was founded in October 1947 in conjunction with Wicklow. The merger of five Dublin Guilds and two from County Wicklow continued until 1951 when Wicklow left. In 1952 we incorporated two Guilds from Kildare and increased our guilds to 18.

Dublin Federation is one of the oldest in the country and its colourful history is well documented. Over the years we were involved in matters relating to pollution, the high costs of school books, protested about city rates. This all happened in the1960’s and these issues are just as relevent to-day.

We studied the outcome of the research on the status of women and concerned ourselves with the “Safety for Women”. We have been involved in every stratum of issues that impacted on family life in those years when there were no government agencies policing these. Dublin members have been represented on a number of national committees.


National President Marie O Toole presenting Dublin Federation President Mary Melia with a certificate on the occasion of our 70th anniversary

National President Marie O Toole presenting Dublin Federation President Mary Melia with a certificate on the occasion of our 70th anniversary at the Gresham Hotel on the 6th October 17.


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What's On – Dublin

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2nd & 4th Thursdays

8:00 pm

Senior Citizens Hall, High Street


2nd & 4th Monday of Month


Iris Charles Centre, Newbridge Ave, Sandymount


2nd Tuesday of Month


St. Matthias Church Hall, Ballybrack


2nd Tuesday of Month


St. Michael's House, Ballymun Road, D 9

BlackrockBlackrock ICA FB

2nd & 4th Thursdays


Holy Family Resource Centre, Kill O' Grange, Blackrock, Do. Dublin


1st 3 Wednesdays


Scoil Bhríde Boys School, Blanchardstown


2nd Monday of Month


St. Anne's GAA Club, Bohernabreena

Botanic Glasnevin

1st 3 Tuesdays of the Month


Scoil Caithriona, Mobhi Road, Glasnevin, D9


2nd Monday of Month


St. Martins National School, Brittas


1st 3 Mondays each Month


Our Lady's Parish Centre, Beechpark Lawn


1st 3 Tuesdays each Month


St. Joseph's Boys School



 2nd & 4thTuesday of Month  8:15pm  Community Centre, Portrane Road, Donabate

Dollymount  Garristown ICA

1st Wednesday of Month


Wheelchair Association, Blackheath Drive, Clontarf


2nd Monday of Month


Donaghmede House, Donaghmede

Dun Laoghaire

2nd Monday of Month


27 Corrig Avenue, Dun Laoghaire

GarristownGarristown ICA

1st Tuesday of Month


Garristown Community Centre

Howth      Garristown ICA

1st Monday of Month


St. Mary's Church of Ireland Hall, Deerpark, Howth


2nd & 4th Tuesday of Month

7:30 pm

Resource Centre, Kilnamanagh School


2nd Tuesday of Month 

8:00 pm

Kilternan Country Market


1st & 3rd Tuesday of Month


Community Centre, Knocklyon

Liffey ValleyBlackrock ICA FB

Every Monday Night




Every Tuesday Morning Every Wednesday Night

10-12:30pm    8pm – 10pm

The Bungalow, St. Mary's Parish Church, Lucan

LuskBlackrock ICA FB

1st Wednesday of Month


Scout Den, Lusk, Co. Dublin


2nd & 4th Thursday


Parish Centre, Marlay Grange,   Rathfarnham, D.16


1st Thursday of month


Parish Hall, Milltown (beside Alexander College)


Every Wednesday night


Arch Club (behind church) - Portmarnock


2nd Tuesday of Month


Rolestown Hall




Rush Community Centre


1st & 3rd Mondays


St. Tiernan's Community School


3rd Monday of Month

8:00 pm

St. Pappans Hall, Santry


2nd Monday of Month

3:30 pm

St. Annes Resource Centre (beside St Anne's Church) Shankill

Swords Swords ICA FB

Every Thursday Night



BASE Centre, Brackenstown Rd, Swords, Co. Dublin

TallaghtTallaght ICA FB

Every Thursday Night


St. Aengus Community Centre, Balrothery, Tymon North

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Dublin Federation 70th Menu Dublin Federation 70th

Gala Ball held on 7th Oct 17 to celebrate the 70th birthday of Dublin Federation... More

Winning entry to Gempack Competition Gem pack Cherry Cake Competition

Judging took place tonight in the Gresham hotel and the winner goes forward to the next stage at An Grianán in February 17 More

Rush Guild 70th - Cake Rush Guild celebrating 70 years.


Dec 16 Quarterly Meeting Last quarterly Meeting 2016

The last quarterly meeting of 2016 took place in the Gresham on the 7th of December.. More

ICA Winter Conference 2016 Winter Conference 2016

This year's winter conference took place at The Castlecourt Hotel, Co Mayo.... More

Dublin Federation Carol Service Carol Service - St Ann's Dawson St

The annual Dublin Federation ICA Carol Service took place on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 2:30 pm at St. Ann's Church, Dawson St, Dublin 2. More

Dublin Federation Table Quiz Dublin Federation Table Quiz 2016

The winners of the Dublin Federation heat are.. More

Jo Carroll Trophy 2016 Jo Carroll Trophy

Played at Swords Open Golf Course, Balheary Ave.. More

DubFedHalloween 2016 Halloween - Dublin Federation

Lots of celebrations in the Dublin Guilds.. check out just a few.. More

Concert Concert

In aid of victims of Earthquake in Italy. More

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