English Quilting

The ICA has a long history of producing high quality goods at home and then selling them in local farmers or country markets. The ICA was responsible for setting up the Country Shop in St Stephen’s Green where members from around the country could sell their home-made clothes, cloth, produce and other items.  This legacy […]

AGM 2022

It was a pleasure to finally meet in person for the first time in three years at the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim Co. Meath at the weekend (27th and 28th May). Over 200 members attended and 92 Guilds were represented via their Voting Delegates at the AGM on Saturday 28th May. Meath Federation ran a […]

#FamilyTeamWork

Did you know that in the EU, on average almost all employed women (94 %) are involved in at least one unpaid care work activity at least several times a week, compared with 70 % of employed men? The most unequally shared tasks remain housework tasks, with 93 % of women and 53 % of […]

We are hiring

The Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) is seeking to recruit an Operations and Finance Manager. Interested candidates are invited to submit send CV and cover letter highlighting the suitability to the role, by email to recruitment@ica.ie marked ‘OPERATIONS AND FINANCE MANAGER‘. The ICA will evaluate applications for the role on an ongoing basis. The ICA reserves […]

Introducing Alice, the new Communication and Membership Officer

Hi everybody! I am Alice Regis, and I will be the Communications and Membership Officer at ICA. I am very excited to start this role because I firmly believe that volunteering can enact social change: change can only start from people, and I really want to use my skills and experiences to empower the association […]

AGM 2022

Hi everybody and happy Friday! Only 23 days to our AGM! Please, do not forget to register on Eventbrite here: https://bit.ly/35ZH14G ! The AGM will be finally held in person! As we know, it will be on the 28th of May at Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim Co. Meath, from 10:30 am until 5:00 For Google maps […]

Go Purple today 29th April

Safe Ireland is partnering with An Garda Síochána for this year’s Go Purple campaign today (Friday 29th April) to create national awareness of domestic abuse and to consolidate community partnerships between domestic violence services and An Garda Síochána. Safe Ireland is calling on people to show support for victims of domestic violence by going purple […]

National Rural Safety Forum

An Garda Síochána and the IFA join forces with the National Rural Safety Forum for the National Community Engagement Day. On Wednesday 27th April, An Garda Síochána, IFA and the members of the National Rural Safety Forum will invite local community members to partake in the National Community Engagement Day. The day, last held in […]

Summer Garden Party – Buy your ticket before 29th April

The tickets are now available for the Summer Garden Party taking place in An Grianán on Friday 24th June however they are selling fast. If you would like to book a ticket, please contact Niamh Donegan in An Grianán on 041-9822119 BEFORE 29th April. Tickets cost €60 which encludes all meals and entertainment.

Prize Draw winners announced today:

Congratulations to all the winners of the ICA Free Prize Draw: First Prize of €450 euro voucher for the Heritage Hotel in Killenard was won by Maureen Milligan of Raphoe Guild in Donegal Federation. Second Prize of €350 for the Woodenbridge Hotel in Avoca was won by Kathleen Gallagher of Moyvane Guild in Kerry Federation. […]