Muriel Gahan Rosebowl competition 2020-2021 A matching jewellery set

Congratulations to all the entrants in the Muriel Gahan Rosebowl competition 2020-2021. This year the competition was to make a matching jewellery set and the winners are as follows: First place: Mary Birney Minaun Guild Waterford Federation. In second place Margaret Smith, Crosserlough Guild, Cavan Federation          In third place Kay Devine, Bonniconlon Guild, Mayo […]

Hilda Roche- new National President 2021-2024

Following the election count that took place earlier today in An Grianán, Hilda Roche of Ashford Guild Wicklow Federation was voted as the next National President of the ICA. We wish her every congratulations and best wishes for her three year term of office.


Winners of the Creative Writing Competition 2021 are: 1st      Kathleen Leahy, Mainistir na Feile Guild, Limerick Federation  2nd     Angie Toher, Sixmilebridge Guild, Clare Federation  3rd     Noilin Dempsey, Ballymorris Bray Guild, Wicklow Federation  Highly Commended  Bernie Ó Halloran, Tinryland Guild, Carlow Federation  Breege Fox, Lakeview Guild, Sligo Federation  Margaret Quelly, Ennistymon Guild, Clare […]

Meet the candidates for National President

National Elections 2021 All Guild Secretaries will shortly receive a mailing with the Ballot papers for the election of National President 2021. The two candidates are: Shirley Power Owning Guild Kilkenny Federation And Hilda Roche Ashford Guild Wicklow Federation. The following candidates were deemed elected as no other valid nominations had been received for the […]

Notice of AGM 2021 Live Stream

Please be advised that the AGM of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association will take place on Saturday 29th May 2021. Due to Government restrictions and the ongoing nature of the pandemic it will not be possible to hold an AGM in person. It will be held online and will be a live stream wich is open […]

Breda McDonald Trophy- Hobby section

Entry Form for the Breda McDonald Trophy competition – Hobby section BREDA McDONALD TROPHY  – Entry Form Name:   _____________________________________ Guild: _________________________                     Federation:____________________________ Address:                _______________________________________________________________________                _______________________________________________________________________ Contact Nos.: _________________________________ Please indicate which 3 items are included from the following hobbies: Pressed Flower Picture Knitting (small items minimum size 6 inches/15 cm) Glass Etching Glass […]

Job Vacancy:Chief Executive Officer Closing date Friday 26th March 2021

ICA is recruiting a Chief Executive Officer The Irish Countrywomen’s Association is looking for a person with exceptional drive and commitment to become ICA CEO at this time of great challenge and change in our community. ICA is a national membership based organisation of 7,000 + women, with an emphasis on member centred governance and a clear […]

ICA Diaries ’21 still available

Some 2021 diaries are still available. If you would like to pick up some of the last remaining diaries please contact Anna and she will send one out to you. Act quickly they are flying out the door!

Wicklow Federation Zoom Christmas

Wicklow Federation Members from all over the county took part in a federation Zoom Christmas event. It was wonderful to ‘see’ friends. There was great entertainment with songs, poems, sketches, stories, animation and a fun quiz by our talented members and music by Michael Byrne from Bray.