The Irish Countrywomens Association (ICA) plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. Being a member allows women of all ages the opportunity to do this and enjoy the friendship of others. Events are organised at local, federation and national level and there is something for everyone to enjoy.
A Federation is a group of guilds within a defined area (e.g Co. Cavan) run by the Federation Executive Committee which organises various events that all the members within the Federation can attend for example, craft, cookery, baking and floral art classes and demonstrations, inter guild competitions and much more.
Here in Cavan a variety of activities are organised throughout the year for our members ranging from classes in art and crafts; quizzes; computers; walks and outings to name but a few. Members, whether old or new, novice or experienced, are welcomed at all events and encouraged to take part. Over the course of a year we have regular competitions. The Manor Cup which incorporates a different theme each year allows all members to show off their expertise whether it be knitting, sewing, flower arranging, baking or some other skill. The Friendship Bowl is presented annually for poetry reading or impromptu speaking based on a given list of topics. The Kathleen McCabe Cup for Flower Arranging is also held in the autumn. Members take part in an annual Charity Walk raising funds for Cancer Homecare. These are very well supported and are extremely popular.
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I hope you will enjoy browsing through the website to see some of the events and activities we are involved in here in Cavan. If you are interested in finding out more or sharing in the fun and companionship of the ICA or becoming a member, have a look at the Guild Page to find your nearest guild or just simply fill in the contact form.
Charity No CHY 4947
Charity No CHY 4947