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 […]

Introducing Arabella, the new Communication and Membership Officer

Hi everyone! My name is Arabella Wells and I am your new Communication and Membership Officer. I am originally from the Sunny South-East, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny. Despite my Kilkenny ties, my family’s roots are originally in Cork and Meath.  I grew up with a deep love for art, history, heritage, and storytelling and have been […]

Worldwide facts at a glance – Week 10

What is the situation in Sudan? On Saturday 16th April 2023, Sudanese military forces started fighting each other causing deaths and injuries. The Irish EU Ambassador to Sudan, Aidan O’Hara, was attacked in his home in Khartoum, as fighting between rival generals gripped the nation. With this episode of Worldwide facts at a glance, we […]

April Craft Class

We welcomed Spring with a wonderful craft class!   On Tuesday 18th April, the ICA monthly craft class took place in Central Office.   We put together a little wrap-up video in which ICA Tutor Bronwen Murray explains how to make a lovely piece of embroidery at home! We reiterate our thanks to Bronwen and the ICA […]

ICA Prize Draw

The winners are in!  We are delighted to finally announce the winners of the ICA Prize Draw!  Everyone who sent their fees to Central Office by 31st of March 2023 was automatically entered in the draw for some amazing prizes. ICA National President Hilda Roche presided the draw.  Winners have been notified and prizes are on their […]

Worldwide facts at a glance – week 9

The Good Friday Agreement – 25 years later 10th of April 2023 marked the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, a political agreement that shaped the future of Northern Ireland, and it is important to understand why. What The Belfast Agreement, more commonly known as the Good Friday Agreement, is a multi-party agreement signed in […]