The Federation A.G.M. took place in The Woodenbridge Hotel
on Monday 23rd April hosted by Tinahely Guild.
Federation President Madge Kenny handed over the chain of office
to incoming President Hilda Roche.
We wish Hilda every success in her term of office.
Get your bookings in to our new Teachta Claire Timmons
for our Autumn weekend in An Grianán
Advanced Crafts; Cookery with a Christmas flavour; Line Dancing;
Painting in Oils; Flower Arranging
Contact Claire on 086 3702563 for further details.
Congratulations to Susanna Braswell who won the Inter Federation Cup for Art
as the overall winner of the photography competition.
Susanna won the colour section and was 3rd in the black& white section.
Congratulations to Mary Finlay Wicklow Town Guild
who was the winner of the Black & White section.
Their prizes were presented to Wicklow Town Guild President Betty Teahan
by National President Marie O'Toole
and Deirdre Connery Chairperson of the National Contests Committee
at the National AGM.
Thank you to outgoing secretary Susan Kenny
for organising the federation dinner in the Woodenbridge Hotel.
It was a lovely evening with a delicious meal,
lots of chat and music and dancing.
The Arts & Crafts night was also held on 23rd April.
There was a great entry in all the categories.
A big thank you to all who entered. There is a lot of talent in Wicklow Federation.
Congratulations to all the winners. Click on Competitions page for all the details.
Just a sample of the entries
Congratulations to Mary O'neill NewtownMt Kennedy Guild
who was the federation winner of the Aldi Brown Bread
and will represent Wicklow in the regional final.
we wish her the very best of luck.
Congratulations to Ashford Guild who won the Eleanora Gibbon Shield for Music
with their beautiful songs as gaeilge. Maith sibh.
Ashford came 3rd in the Baumann Shield for Music with their lovely English songs.
Congratulations to Roma Hennessy Delgany Guild
the federation round of the Gempack Baking Competiton (Battenburg Cake)
As federation winner Roma enjoyed an overnight B&B and dinner
in An Grianan at the national final and came 3rd.
Well done Roma.
Maureen Murphy also from Delgany Guild was one of six shortlisted
in the National Creative Writing Competition
and also enjoyed an dinner B&B in An Grianan.
Photo to come
Stephanie Mc Donald, Una Ryan and Joan O'Flaherty
won the federation round of the Table Quiz.
They too enjoyed an overnight with dinner in An Grianan at the national finals.
They came 4th misiing the bronze medal by just one point.
Well done ladies.
Our 63rd Wicklow ICA Drama Festival was a big success
with great houses each night in Glenealy Village Hall
and a wealth of drama on stage from 9 groups over the three nights.
Thank you to everyone who supported the festival.
The festival ran very smoothly thanks to all those who helped in so many ways.
The festival adjudicator Imelda Mc Donagh had a tough task judging 10 One Acts and 2 Sketches.
Congratulations to Delgany and Ashford who flew the flag for ICA so well.
Delgany won the Condon Cup with their One Act Comedy
"Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?"
and Beth Holmes won a Merit Award for her role as Mrs Aldridge.
Ashford won the Adjudicator's Award for ensemble playing
with their One Act Comedy "Clara's On The Curtains"
and Claire Timmons won a Merit Award for her role as Clara.
There was very positive feedback from the groups
who spoke of the warm ICA welcome, how well they were looked after
with refreshments and stage help and how well the festival was run.
They also spoke highly of our adjudicator Imelda Mc Donagh who did a great job.
A big thank you to all who supported the festival and brought raffle prizes,
Federation President Madge for her support and help throughout the festival,
Jane our Federation Treasurer who looked after the finances
and Liz, Statia and Susan who helped her at the door.
Thank you Delgany and Newtown members who looked after refreshments for the groups,
Ashford members who did
the audience teas and
the drama sub committee who helped each night with the running of the festival:
Brigid Cahill, Claire Timmons, Brigid O'Grady, Margaret Stephens, Jean Kelly,
Beth Holmes,Una Ryan and Una Mc Gowran and festival director Hilda Roche.
Click on Competitions Page for full results and more pictures
The Federation Guild of the Year Competition was held after the federation meeting
on Monday 28th November in the Woodenbridge Hotel hosted by Ballycoog Guild.
11 guilds entered the competition. The standard in all sections was very high
and the large attendance enjoyed the entertainment section
and admired the great talent on display from the guild entries.
Click on the Competitions page for full details and photos.
An Grianán our adult education college is a very special place.
An Grianán means Sunny Place in Irish.
An Grianán House in Termonfeckin in Co. Louth.
is a beautiful Edwardian manor house with many original features,
situated on 88 acres of park land with mature trees and a gentle path the sea.
It is not just our members who can benefit.
Renowned for our hospitality, good food and warm welcome,
our courses at An Grianán are now open to everyone, men, women and children
and there is a huge variety of courses on offer.
Visit www.ica.ie for full details.