- NEWS -
New National President Hilda

Outgoing Federation President Hilda Roche will become ICA National President at the National AGM on Saturday May 29th. Congratulations Hilda.

Wicklow Federation is very proud of you  and wishes you a wonderful term of office.

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National Contest Winners

Lovely to see National Competition  winners from Wicklow Federation

Noilín Dempsey (Bray Guild) took 3rd Place in the Creative Writing Competition

Mary Finlay (Wicklow Town Guild) took 1st Place in Colour Photography and is Overall Winner of the Interferation Cup for Art (Photography)

Susanna Braswell (Wicklow Town Guild) took 2nd Place in Colour Photography.


Butterfly on Flower by Mary Finlay (Wicklow Town Guild) and Puffin by Susanna Braswell (Wicklow Town Guild)

     Federation 70th Anniversary Book

Wicklow Federation is approaching a milestone 70th Anniversary in October 2021.

Hilda had begun to collect some recipes from Guild members for a book to mark the occasion, but we are still in need of many more. I would especially love to see Guilds to contribute photographs and memories as well.

Guild members have so many different talents. Here are some things which Guilds might contribute –

  • Recipes

  • Poems

  • Anecdotes

  • Arts and Crafts Instructions or Tips

  • Gardening Tips

  • Household Tips

  • Green Living / Environmental Tips

  • Photographs – We would particularly love to have some photographs from across the years in each of our wonderful Guilds

International Women's Day 2021
Seachtain na Gaeilge Zoom
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!

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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. 

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'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!!

Wicklow Federation 70th Anniversary

Sunday, November 28th

Lynhams Hotel, Laragh  2 - 4.30 pm

Please put your happy clothes on, polish your party pieces and let’s join together as we celebrate our first Federation Meeting in 18 months and the 70th anniversary of Wicklow Federation, which was founded in October 1951.

We hope to have some VIP Guests (that’s you – the members), a MONSTER of a raffle, a lovely afternoon tea together, and something for everyone to go home with.

Lockdown Projects: There will be a table to display “Lockdown Projects”. Did you craft? Did you grow a huge sunflower or make a new vegetable bed? Did you finish a quilt? If the project isn’t something portable you could bring a photograph. If you have several things, do bring them. The more the merrier. Please do support this if you possibly can, it will be wonderful to see the creativity of Wicklow Federation members.


Meeting Produce Competition : A tea brack

Please let Federation Secretary Claire know the number from your Guild attending.