Limerick Federation of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association was formed in 1944. However Limerick has been associated with ICA since the organisation was founded in 1910 and known originally as the United Irishwomen. Early minute books record that ‘Limerick women were among the earliest members of the United Irishwomen and list the names of Miss Smith -O’Brien, Ardagh, Miss Spring-Rice, Foynes, Mrs Cleary and Miss Gaffney, Kilmallock, Miss Hunt and Miss Bennett, Bruff and Miss Barrington, Murroe’.
If you are interested in joining or setting up a Guild in Limerick please contact Federation Recruitment Officer, Maura Walsh, Mobile: 087 9153729 and she will put you in touch with a Guild that shares your interests.
All of these Guilds, with a combined membership of 550 approx., meet on a monthly basis. While organising and partaking in activities such as art, crafts, yoga, computer classes, cursaí gaeilge, historical outings, leisure walking etc. there is also time allocated to discuss women’s views, to provide women with opportunities for personal development, mutual support, education and information, and issues that are fundamental to the provision of equality for women in Irish society today.