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 […]

Inauguration of Hilda Roche New National President of the ICA

Hilda Roche of Ashford Guild Wicklow Federation was inaugurated on Saturday 29th May 2021 in An Grianán during the AGM 2021. Hilda seen here on the left of the picture received the chain of office from Josephine Helly the outgoing President of the ICA.

AGM open to all members

All members are invited to join the AGM on Saturday 29th May 2021 at 2:30 pm. Please go to the Member’s Area of this site to see the Zoom log in details or call Central Office on 01 6680002 to receive the Zoom link and invitation. Voting Delegates are invited register at 1:15 pm and […]

Can you make a Calico Doll for Crumlin Children’s Hospital?

The play therapists at Crumlin Children’s Hospital have appealed to the members of ICA to make more Calico Dolls which are an invaluable tool for them when helping their patients understand and cope with their hospital experience. If you can spare some time, please use the pattern below and send the finished dolls to Central […]

Photography competition winners announced:

COLOUR – (Nature – The natural world around us) 1ST Place/Overall Winner  – Butterfly on Flower Mary Finlay, 32 St Patrick’s Ave, Wicklow Town, County Wicklow 2nd Place – Puffin Susanna Braswell, 3 Church Gate, Station Road, Wicklow Town, County Wicklow. J P 3rd Place – Swan Breda Moriarty, Muckross, Killarney, County Kerry BLACK & WHITE – […]

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 […]