The National Brown Bread Baking Competition Live Finals

🏆The National Brown Bread Baking Competition live finals will take place from the 19th to the 21st of September at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois. 🍀We want to wish Liz Brady of Westmeath Federation, Kathleen Dillion Byrne of Carlow Federation and Betty Caffrey of Louth Federation the best of luck as they […]

Winners of the ICA National Brown Bread Baking Competition Final 2023

Well done to everyone who took part in the National Brown Bread Baking Competition ICA Final which took place in An Grianán! Congratulations to Kathleen Dillon Byrne of Carlow Federation, Betty Caffrey of Louth Federation and Fiona Bryce of Donegal Federation! The three ICA finalists will now progress to the National Ploughing Championships to try […]

Procedures Committee 2023 – 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Procedures Committee 2023 – 2024 is in place. Formally ratified by the Board, the committee held their first meeting on the 20th of July 2023. The members are: Anne Smithers (Chair) – Dublin Federation Anna Sinnott – Wicklow Federation Pat O’Looney – Dublin Federation Maura Allen – Offaly […]

Thank you and farewell to An Grianán’s treasured Manager

A Chomhbhaill, I am sorry to tell you that Niamh Donegan is leaving her post as An Grianán Manager at the end of August. I want to take this opportunity to thank Niamh for all the work she has done in An Grianán for the last 7 years. She has made a huge difference to our […]

10-year-old Launches Book Inspired by Her Donegal Grandmother

Ten year old Áine Hickey, from Mullingar in Co. Westmeath, has written a short book called We All Have Feelings. The book is about the effects of bullying between friends in a social media age. Áine also touches on the subject of cancer as her Mum Marie was diagnosed with cancer in 2021.

National Brown Bread Baking Competition 2023

Think you have the recipe for success? The National Brown Bread Baking Competition sponsored by ALDI in association with the NPA and ICA is back!  The competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association and Irish Countrywomen’s Association, will see one lucky winner have their bread stocked in ALDI!   Are you a bread-baking extraordinaire? Put […]