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 […]

We are hiring!

The Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) is seeking to recruit a Communications and Membership Officer. Interested candidates are invited to submit send CV and cover letter highlighting the suitability to the role, by email to marked ‘COMMUNICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP OFFICER ‘. Closing date for receipt of applications for the role is 5pm Thursday 20th April […]

ICA Federation Bulletins – Wicklow

Second publication of the ICA Federation Bulletin feature.  Each month Guilds’ activities from one of our 27 Federations will be featured to acknowledge the ongoing engagement and efforts at local level. April is dedicated to Wicklow.  There are currently 13 Guilds in Co. Wicklow:   Avoca: Collecting for Irish Cancer Society Lunch out at “The Broken Chair”, Arklow […]

Worldwide facts at a glance – week 8

Racial Discrimination – #TogetherWeStand What is it? Race discrimination refers to the phenomenon of a person treated differently because of their skin colour or ethnic origins.  The treatment could be a one-off action or as a result of a rule or policy based on race.  There are four categories that outline different types of racial discrimination: 1. […]

Lavinia Fontana – Summer exhibition

🎨Lavinia Fontana, the first female artist who achieved professional success, new exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland! Who was Lavinia Fontana❓Late sixteenth-century Bolognese artist Fontana is widely considered to be the first woman artist to achieve professional success beyond the confines of a court or a convent. Fontana was the first woman to manage […]