Welcome to the Website of Wicklow Federation ICA

The Federation A.G.M. will take place in The Woodenbridge Hotel
on Monday 23rd April at 7.30pm hosted by Tinahely Guild
The Arts & Crafts night will also take place that night.
All entries to be in the Woodenbridge by 5.30pm
Click on the Competitions page for Full Details of all the sections.

Congratulations to Roma Hennessy Delgany Guild
who won 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 Ashford Guild
won the federation round of the Table Quiz.
They too will enjoy an overnight with dinner in An Grianan on Saturday 7th April.
We wish them the best of luck.

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


There was a great attendance at the Federation AGM and Arts& Crafts Night.
Our Wicklow members showed off their skills
in Knitting, Crochet, Dressmaking, Macramé and Patchwork in the Craft section
and in Photography, Flower Arranging, Handmade Jewellery
and Impromptu Speaking in the Arts section.
There was a delicious aroma of freshly made bread in the Produce Section
and some beautiful cards le Gaeilge in the Comórtas Gaeilge.
There was a great number of entries in all categories
and the standard was very high.
Very well done to all who entered.

a sample of the arts& crafts on display

Huge Congratulations to Ashford Guild who won the Baumann Shield for Music
and the Eleanora Gibbon Cup for drama.

Click on the competitions page for details of more success and wins at national level.

Wicklow Federation celebrated International Women's Day
with a service of readings and prayers led by Interfaith Minister Ann.
Statia lit a candle in memory of our Federation President Madge's husband who had passed away recently
and a member from each guild lit a candle in memory of loved ones.

The members then enjoyed their delicious teas.

Then it was time to dance and to enjoy some great music.
A big thank you to our international officer Liz
who organised the event.

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.

A taste of the entertainment from the 11 guilds

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.
www.ica.ie for full details.


















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