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     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

        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!!

    

                         Guild of the Year                       

Theme :  The 1920s

Monday 16th November

Woodenbridge Hotel

 

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

 

Crafts

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

Arts

A 1920s style hairband/headgear (any medium)

 

Produce

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

Project

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

 

Entertainment

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.

- November Federation Meeting and Guild of the Year 16/11/20 -
     Training for Returning to Guild Meetings

Wicklow Public Participation Network are offering a short online course to help community groups deal with restarting in the new Covid aware world.  It will take place online via Zoom on Tuesday 21st July from 11am to 12.30pm and will be lead by Liam Scollan. It would be great to have someone from as many Guilds as possible in attendance to assist us in being well trained, aware and compliant with what will be needed for our members' safety. If you would like to register for the course please register by sending an email to Grainee and Helen at Wicklow PPN countywicklowppn@gmail.com

The course name is :  Ready & Able to Re-open in Covid 19

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