Winners announced for the Inter-Federation Cup for Crafts!

The results for Inter-Federation Cup for Crafts are in. Craft: “A Cover for a Sewing machine” — Any medium. 1st Prize – Betting Denning, Cross Guild Cavan Federation 2nd Prize – Rebecca Palmer, Cappamore Guild Limerick Federation 3rd Prize – Carol McKay, Drumboylan Guild Roscommon Federation Congratulations to all our winners and a big thank […]

Blackberry Hearing offer Free online hearing test

You can now check your hearing loss on line with Blackberry hearing. Find a quiet place, connect a pair of earphones and follow the instructions after you click on the link below www.blackberryhearing.com/online-hearing-test

Winners announced for our Art Competition 2020

Results are in for the Art Competition 2020 … Baumann Cup for Art- “ A Cottage Garden ” Drumroll please….. Congratulations to our three winners:1st Prize : Hilary Heath -Clare Federation2nd Prize : Ann Edwards – Ballyconnell Guild, Carlow Fed3rd Prize : Diana Dungan- Meath Federation Well done to all three winning entries and indeed […]

Roscommon ICA ladies make the papers!

Delighted for our Roscommon Federation ladies getting into the Roscommon Herald , in a full-page write-up about their contribution to “Sewing Scrubs for Ireland.” Well done all.

Tuam ICA featured in The Tuam Herald.

Sent to us by our National President, Josephine Helly and Breege Newell, here is such a wonderful write-up in the The Tuam Herald about the rich history of Tuam ICA, Galway Federation. Through a wonderful collection of photos and historical accounts, The Tuam Herald celebrates the achievements and great work of the guild, work that is still as active and […]

Can you make re-usable face masks?

Madame President Josephine Helly has been in discussion with Julie Colclough who works  with a number of national & enterprise support services advisers. They are conducting some research into the viability of producing re-usable face barrier masks for the consumer market in Ireland which they believe might be of interest to ICA members. The public […]

Arts Weekend postponed: New dates 5-7 March 2021

The Arts weekend at An Grianán has been rescheduled. It will now take place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 March 2021. All accommodation and course bookings that have already been made will be transferred to the new dates. If any of you cannot make the new date please contact An Grianán directly by email […]

National Drawing Day 2020

Join in on Saturday 16 May 2020 for National Drawing Day! Every year, the National Gallery of Ireland—together with dozens of museums, galleries, libraries and cultural organisations all over the island of Ireland—encourages people to get drawing with a jam-packed day of free events for people of all ages. This year the country will celebrate […]

Winners of the Photography Competition 2020 announced:

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 National Photography Competition: HISTORICAL LANDMARK   1st Place (Picture of Sydney Harbour) Margaret Smith Crosserlough Guild Cavan Federation 2nd Place (Dolmen) Susanna Braswell Wicklow Town Guild Wicklow Federation 3rd Place (Kylemore Abbey) Yvonne Gill Barna Guild Galway Federation BLACK & WHITE STREETSCAPE  1st Place & Overall Winner for (Boy looking […]

Scrubs in Country Living

Josephine Helly, ICA national president. \ David Ruffles It would be a complete understatement to say that Josephine Helly, national president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA), is handy with a needle and thread. She just happens to be a genius when it comes to crafts and needlework. Itching to help with the national effort […]