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Wicklow Federation Zoom Christmas Party

The first ever ICA Wicklow Federation Zoom Christmas Party took place on 12th December with 14 of Wicklow's Guilds represented. The Byrne family from Bray provided live music to open and close the party which really added a festive touch. There were a host of party pieces including poems, stories, points to ponder, singing and sketches as well as some festive animation and a reading of the Nativity. It would not have been an ICA party without a raffle and there were fun competitions for "Wonkiest Carrot for Rudolph" and "Best Christmas Earrings". The ICA spirit of fun and friendship was evident and it was so nice to see all the smiling faces across the virtual miles!

     Federation 70th Anniversary Recipe Book

Wicklow Federation will celebrate 70 years in 2021. To mark this milestone the federation committee agreed that we would publish a Federation cookery book. So please send in you tried and tested favourite recipes in all categories.

You can send recipes to Federation President Hilda at hderoiste@gmail.com or by post to our produce promoter Statia Ivers  Ballycoog, Arklow, Co Wicklow.

- Arts and Crafts Night 2020 -

Since we were unable to hold our Arts and Crafts night in April all the competitions which had been set for 2020 will now take place at Arts and Crafts 2021. There might even be a few extra competitions added in before next year, so keep an eye on the competitions page.

Sew Scrubs Appeal

Thanks to the many members who have volunteered across Wicklow for our National President's Sew Scrubs Appeal. Pictured below is the first batch of finished scrubs delivered to a County Wicklow Nursing Home. Well done ladies!



        Congratulations to Tina Kavanagh Bray Guild
    who won the Inter Federation Cup for Art (Photography)
    winning 1st and 2nd Prize in the Black & White Section. 
    Congratulations also to Susanna Braswell
    Wicklow Town Guild who won in the Colour Section.

Very well done ladies. 

'Boy Looking at Street Sculpture' by Tina Kavanagh, Bray Guild - 1st Place (B&W) AND Overall Winner. 'Girl Walking Past Street Art' by Tina Kavanagh, Bray Guild -2nd Place (B&W). 'Poulnabrone Dolmen' by Susanna Braswell, Wicklow Town Guild - 2nd Place (Colour)

Cleas Act TG4 26/04/20

 An Grianán featured on TG4 on Sunday 26th April. Great to see

 Margaret Condon, Carmel Simmons, Stephanie Mc Donald - Ashford Guild, Terry O'Carolan - Wicklow Town Guild, Maureen Quigley - Donard Guild, Rose from Cork Federation, Niamh, Janice, Mary and Tina from An Grianán and of course Hilda Roche our Federation President with all of the ladies doing ICA proud.

- International Womens Day & Seachtain na Gaeilge 08/03/20 -

We had a wonderful afternoon of music, dancing, Tráth na gCeist and lashings of delicious tea and cake to celebrate International Women's Day and Secahtain na Gaeilge.

Our international speakers took us as far away as Tamil Nadu Province in India, while Tinahely Guild provided a surprise entertainment with a traditional Irish drinking song!!



Theme :  The 1920s



Display Table

To be dressed in 1920s style and must include
 A Paper Flower Arrangement (paper flowers were popular in the 1920s)
 and an afternoon tea tiered stand



1920s style Long Sleeved Gloves and Bag to match (any medium)


A 1920s style hairband/headgear (any medium)



An afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes 1920's style
which will be displayed on a tiers stand on the display table


Make a scrapbook of the 1920s to include photos, images,
news, stories and facts



Entertainment with a 1920s theme approx 5 minutes


Marks out of 100 for each section

Some Spot Prizes for Best Dressed 1920's Style!! (Not part of Guild Competition)

Involve as many people from your guild as possible
and make this a real guild effort.

- Guild of the Year -

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