ALDI National Brown Bread Competition 2020, in association with the National Ploughing Association and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association.

ALDI National Brown Bread Competition 2020 in association with the National Ploughing Association and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association Congratulations to all the participants who took part in the Brown Bread competition this year. Due to circumstances beyond control, the competition took place in a different format to other years. The 4 finalists were: Marie McCarthy […]

Tea Dance Cancelled in Mallow

Unfortunately the Tea Dance scheduled to take place in Mallow on 26th September 2020 has been cancelled due to the restrictions around social gathering.

The National Brown Bread Baking Competition 2020

The Irish Countrywomen’s Association are delighted to be part of The National Brown Bread Competition, in association with Aldi Ireland and the National Ploughing Association (NPA). Entrants may only enter once. Entry to the competition is free. The prizes are as follows: 1st Place: A prize fund of €15,000 2nd Place: €1,000 Aldi Shopping Vouchers 3rd Place :  €500 Aldi Shopping […]

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

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 […]