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,

Tipperary South

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Tipperary South Guilds

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Welcome to Tipperary South Federation   

South Tipperary Federation was founded in 1941 and currently has 23 Guilds. Our activities include crafts, community development work and representation at national level. Craft workshops are held in the Museum in Clonmel and in the Cashel Library. Our members support the Clonmel Show and the Clerihan Food Festival

Annual Federation Day – showcase of guild activities including crafts and produce – this is not a competition.  

Some of the 56 members of South Tipperary ICA during their week in An Grianán, September 2012

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Tipperary South History

South Tipperary Federation is rich in ICA history including the first ICA Summer School on the slopes of Slievenamon in 1929 – an enterprise that led, years later, to the foundation of our ‘all-year round’ Adult-Education College at An Grianan. 

Among the first pioneers of that first school on Slievenamon was the late Alice Ryan of Knockarron and Emly Guild, who was National President of ICA from 1952 to 1955.

Phyllis O’Connell joined the Fethard Guild in 1933 and went on to become Chief Organiser in 1943, having served as county and local organizer meantime. Her dedication to her task is proven by the recording in the minutes of Emly Guild in 1945 that “Phyllis O’Connell travelled from Fethard (to Emly) by bicycle to attend a meeting (over 30 miles). In the early days of her outstanding work the bicycle was here usual mode of travel to outlying areas. Later she covered the country by car. She and her sister Helen were experts in the art of Lumra-rug making (their father Dr. O’Connell hired a New Zealander, who was teaching the craft in England at the time, to come and teach his daughters).

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What's On – Tipperary South


If you are interested in joining or setting up a Guild in South Tipperary please contact our Federation Secretary,
Mobile: 086 8338126, Tel: 052 74 66430  and she will put you in touch with a Guild that shares your interests.

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Knocklofty is 60 Years Old


Ballyporeen ICA Guild is 10 Yrs Old!


Host Fethard and Slievenamon Host visit from Waterford Federation

On Monday last, mid-summer's day, South Tipperary ICA in co-operation with Fethard ICA hosted a visit by the Waterford Federation of ICA to Fethard and Slievenamon. More

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