CHANGES in Competition

Please note, there are changes in Eleanora Gibbon Shield for Music.


ICA NATIONAL WINTER CONFERENCE Saturday November 3rd 2018 Venue: Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Co Donegal AGENDA

Emma Mhic Mhathúna RIP

Emma Mhic Mhathúna RIP

Get Knitting For Good in support of Beaumont Hospital

The ICA is delighted to be supporting Beaumont Hospital Foundation’s Knitivity campaign which invites Ireland’s knitters and crocheters to create one, or all,


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

Wicklow Guilds

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Welcome to Wicklow Federation

Wicklow Federation currently has 16 Guilds.

Ashford, Aughrim, Avoca, Ballycoog, Ballymorris Bray, Blessington, Delgany, Donard,  Hollywood, Inbhear Mor, Kiltegan, Moneystown, Newtownmountkennedy, Roundwood, Tinahely and Wicklow Town

Our activities include arts, crafts, produce and sport. We have demonstrations classes contests at guild and federation level. We also organize a number of social events during the year e.g. an annual dinner and a summer social evening.

At federation and our guild level we have a great interest and involvement in both local and national affairs.

In 2012 Liz Wall was the first Wicklow member to be elected National President. As she comes to the end of her presidency we want to say a huge thank you to her and congratulate her on a wonderful term of office as National President.
Federation President presents a gift to National President Liz Wall to mark teh end of her presidency

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Wicklow History

Wicklow Federation was founded in 1951. From the beginning drama has been our specialty. In the early 60s, when tasks were 'farmed out' to federations, Wicklow was made responsible for drama. The first One Act Drama Festival run by the federation was held in 1953. It must be one of, if not the longest running drama festivas in the country. The festival is now open to both ICA groups and community drama groups.
 In January 2015 we celebrated our 60th Drama Festival. We began our celebration of this milestone in the history of Wicklow Federation with an official launch of the festival by our National President. The festival was a wonderful success and gave us the opportunity to remember the founder of the festival Gloria Mullalley and all the wonderful Wicklow members who kept the festival going through the decades. 

What's On – Wicklow

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If you are interested in joining as a member of an existing guild or in setting up a Guild in Wicklow you may contact either:

Federation President Hilda Roche at Tel 087 9833935 email   
Federation Secretary Eileen Byrne  
who will put you in touch with a Guild that suits you.

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Guild of the Year 2018

A Fantastic night with a packed hall...a showcase of the talent in Wicklow Federation More

Guild of the Year

There was a huge attendance at the Winter Federation Meeting and Guild of the Year Competition More

Wicklow Federation Meeting

There was a great attendance at the September Federation Meeting hosted by Moneystown Guild. More

An Grianán Wicklow Weekend

Members enjoyed a great the Autumn Wicklow Weekend More

Aldi Brown Bread Finalist

Congratulations to Mary O'Neill who was a finalist in the Aldi Brown Bread competition at the Ploughing. More

Wicklow Federation Dinner

Members enjoyed a lovely evening at the federation dinner. More

Wicklow Federation Aldi Brown Bread Winner

Mary O'Neill Newtown Mount Kennedy Guild was the federation winner of the Aldi Brown Bread Competition. We wish her the best of luck in the regional finals. More

Wicklow Federation Arts & Crafts Night

There were a great lot of entries in all the categories at the Arts & Crafts evening. More

New Wicklow Federation President New Wicklow Federation President

Hilda Roche Ashford Guild is the new Wicklow Federation President More

Eleanora Gibbon Shield

Ashford Guild won the Eleanora Gibbon Shield for Music aas Gaeilge and were 3rd in the Baumann Shield for Music More

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