Nollaig na mBan Shona daoibh go léir

Epiphany is celebrated by Christians around the world on the 6th January, marking the visit of the three wise men bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. There was an old Irish belief that when Christmas came to an end at midnight on Nollaig na mBan, well water briefly turned to wine, rushes turned to […]

Winter Conference 2021

There were many highlights over the recent weekend in Wexford. Firstly the commemoration at the graveside of Anita Lett, the delicious afternoon tea provided by Wexford Federation in Bree Hall, the wonderful entertainment on Friday night in the Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey and the all day Conference celebrating the 111 years of the ICA. […]

ICA at Ireland AM in Wicklow

Alan from Ireland AM popped down to Wicklow Town to chat with some women from the Irish Countrywomen’s Association – the largest women’s association in Ireland. See the link below for the full segment.

Craft Classes in Central Office are BACK!

Would you like to do a Needle Felting Craft Class with a Halloween theme? Bronwyn Murray is back in Central Office with Craft taster classes and the first class will take place on Tuesday 19th October at 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Places are limited so to book your place please call Central Office on […]


ICA is delighted to congratulate Aisling O’Toole of Kildare Federation who is the winner of this year’s Brown Bread Baking competition in association with the National Ploughing Association and the ICA and sponsored by Aldi. ICA is very proud to have been represented by Louie Taylor of Finn Valley Guild Donegal Federation (pictured here). Well […]

Louie Taylor Donegal, finalist in Brown Bread competition

Congratulations to Louie Taylor of Finn Valley Guild, Donegal Federation on getting through to the finals of the Aldi Brown Bread competition, the ICA is delighted that Louie is representing the association in this exciting competition. Wishing all the finalists, the best of luck in the competition on Friday 10th September 2021. 1) Martin Malone […]

Letter from National President Hilda Roche – August 2021

A Cháirde, I hope you are all enjoying some quality time with your family and friends during the summer and that you have been able to reconnect outdoors with your ICA friends. I really hope that we will be able to get back to our Guild and Federation meetings in the Autumn, with social distancing […]

Thank You Members

Fellow Members, It is hard to believe that it is just two weeks since I became the National President of ICA. Thank you to all of you for your emails, cards and messages of support and congratulations. It means a lot to me. As summer comes in, hopefully bringing fine weather and with the easing […]