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  • The Charlotte F. Shaw Trust | Irish Countrywomen’s Association
    was set up under the will of Mrs C F Shaw She provided funds for Bringing masterpieces of fine art within the reach of Irish people of all classes The types of activities assisted by the Shaw trust include Art Appreciation Music Recitals Music Appreciation lectures Music Festivals Literature appreciation lectures including Poetry readings Social Arts to include Public Speaking Enquiries or applications concerning the trust should be made to

    Original URL path: http://www.ica.ie/The-Charlotte-F-Shaw-Trust.2011.1.aspx (2016-01-06)
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  • Rose Harris RIP | Irish Countrywomen’s Association
    2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our beloved ICA Members Rose Harris of Sevenhouses Guild in Kilkenny passed away this morning after a brief illness She was a well respected craftsperson both in her Federation Guild and was known nationally through her work in An Grianan She was a member of Dublin Federation until she moved to Kilkenny Our thoughts today are

    Original URL path: http://www.ica.ie/Rose-Harris-RIP.1987.1.aspx (2016-01-06)
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  • ACWW Report | Irish Countrywomen’s Association
    The names of the new officers for 2013 to 2016 May Kidd World President is replaced by Ruth Shanks from Australia Deputy President Margaret Yetman Secretary Henrietta Schoeman Treasurer Alison Burnett who starts her second term of 3 years European President Merja Stiltanen finishes 6 years of office and is replaced by Valerie Weston a member of the WI of Dorset England The two other candidates Margaret McKay and Anne Maria Dennison split the vote almost evenly and Valerie reached 51 which gave her the post Paddy Blake is now a member of the Projects Committee for 2013 to 2016 Of course we had tours visited churches mosques temples of all shapes and sizes We visited the basilica where St Thomas was martyred and buried in AD 72 We met and interacted with the delegates from diverse backgrounds and cultures who had most interesting stories to share about their family s culture and countries While we were in India we also celebrated the Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi On October 2nd the closing ceremony took place with various speeches procession of flags representing the ACWW a Song of Peace by Sibelius was sung by all the delegates an unforgettable experience The Association of Country Women World Wide with 460 societies in more than seventy countries has as its objective to raise the standard of living for rural women and children through education and self development As ACWW has consultative status with the UN it can through its representatives based in New York Geneva and Vienna lobby and negotiate on issues such as hunger health water for all and violence against women Particular issues are put forward every three years to a world conference for adoption as a resolution It must be remembered that a resolution if adopted must be acted on

    Original URL path: http://www.ica.ie/ACWW-Report-Nov-2013.1937.1.aspx (2016-01-06)
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  • Mary Carolan RIP | Irish Countrywomen’s Association
    Guild Local Guilds Home ICA News Mary Carolan RIP Search Mary Carolan RIP 08 Oct 2013 It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Mary Carolan who passed away on October 7th Mary was a very active member of the ICA at Guild Federation and National level Mary was a highly respected Country Market Judge and she travelled all over Ireland judging crafts She was

    Original URL path: http://www.ica.ie/Mary-Carolan-RIP.1888.1.aspx (2016-01-06)
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  • The Golden Fleece Award | Irish Countrywomen’s Association
    The Golden Fleece Award Search The Golden Fleece Award 06 Sep 2013 The Golden Fleece Award is now calling for applications for the 2014 Award to be presented in March 2014 The closing date for applications is Friday November 22nd 2013 This substantial Award an artistic fund established as a charitable bequest by the late Lillias Mitchell aims to support and promote the diversity of contemporary Irish creativity in all

    Original URL path: http://www.ica.ie/The-Golden-Fleece-Award.1857.1.aspx (2016-01-06)
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  • Go for Life Grant Press Release | Irish Countrywomen’s Association
    events or try new activities Applications have already begun to arrive from groups and clubs that cater to older people across Ireland The Small Grant Scheme is a joint initiative between Age Opportunity s Go for Life programme and the Irish Sports Council Now in its eleventh year it has so far awarded almost 4million in nearly 8 000 grants This year 300 000 will be allocated to groups and

    Original URL path: http://www.ica.ie/Go-for-Life-Grant-Press-Release.1848.1.aspx (2016-01-06)
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  • ICA Garden Party | Irish Countrywomen’s Association
    coveted title of the best dressed woman at the party and received a gift voucher from McElhinneys in Athboy Irish Pride bakeries sponsored the event and provided all the bread buns and rolls for the lunch and supper as well as goodie bags with baked goods and merchandising for all party goers A cold buffet was served all day including a wide range of salads a whole poached salmon glazed hams and a majestic pig on a spit and a full barbeque which kept every one very well fed all day Party Goers were seated in 2 large marquees on a variety of tables and were served with trays of small cakes at the end of the meal After the meal members enjoyed a session of Jive dancing and were put through their paces at a great rate and everyone was up dancing in front of the main house As the evening sun was still warm the Fashion Show was held outside Guests were shown the latest collections from Shaws in Drogheda and McElhinneys in Athboy Both boutiques also had a pop up shop at the Garden Party and sold great bargains on the day The Hickey s Make and

    Original URL path: http://www.ica.ie/ICA-Garden-Party.1812.1.aspx (2016-01-06)
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  • Dublin Horse Show | Irish Countrywomen’s Association
    of a designated ICA Members Meeting Point on the day The discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show showcases the best in National and International Showjumping The show has something for everyone with top class international show jumping taking place in the Main Arean each day over 300 retail exhibitors the ever popular Kids Zone the RDS Arts Crafts Exhibition and live music and entertainment daily For more information on the show

    Original URL path: http://www.ica.ie/Dublin-Horse-Show.1748.1.aspx (2016-01-06)
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