CHANGES in Competition

Please note, there are changes in Eleanora Gibbon Shield for Music.


ICA NATIONAL WINTER CONFERENCE Saturday November 3rd 2018 Venue: Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Co Donegal AGENDA

Emma Mhic Mhathúna RIP

Emma Mhic Mhathúna RIP

Get Knitting For Good in support of Beaumont Hospital

The ICA is delighted to be supporting Beaumont Hospital Foundation’s Knitivity campaign which invites Ireland’s knitters and crocheters to create one, or all,


Map of Guilds – Welcome – History – Contacts – News

Mayo Guilds

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Welcome to Mayo Federation

The Mayo ICA continues to play an active part in the social and economic life of the county. Today members enjoy sport and leisure activities, arts, crafts, drama, computers, digital photography, jewellery making, music, dancing and languages. Members get together regularly (some weekly and some monthly) at local, county and national level where they make new friends, discover new interests and share ideas. 

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Mayo History

From records it is known a branch of the United Irishwomen was formed in Ballycroy on the 25th March 1912, branches are also known to have been in existence in Aughagower & Kilmeena that year. In total there have been up to 49 guild in the Mayo federation however at present the number stands at 11.

During the First World War the Society of United Irishwomen collected Sphagnum moss throughout Ireland to make dressing for wounds. Collecting centres were established in Mayo in Achill, Ballina, Ballyglass, Castlebar, Crossmolina, Hollymount, Rosturk, Mulranny and Westport. From there it was taken to depots where it was manufactured into dressings and supplied to hospitals mainly in Ireland, England and France but also as far afield as Italy, Egypt, Palestine and India. 


The ICA always welcomes new members so if there is a guild near you ask any member about joining.

Mary McGreal in Westport (Member Liaison Officer) Mobile: 086 3899795, can be contacted if you don't know anyone in your nearest guild.

Or if you would be interested in starting a new Guild or re-establishing a former Guild contact:

Alice Rowley (President) Mobile: 087 6313533 or Kay Devine (Secretary) Mobile: 086 3271140

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Mulranny Guild

Update of all the things Mulranny Guild have been doing over the last year More

Mayo Federation Bowling Night

Bowling night in Castlebar Bowling Alley 7.30pm Wednesday 22nd Oct. More

Quiz Winners Federation Quiz Winners

A great night was had by all at this years Federation Quiz night More

Attymas Gathering Event


Walk in My Shoes

Castlebar Guild More

Meelick Guild Geneology Course Meelick Guild Geneology Course

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Bonniconlon Gathering Tea Dance

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The Mayo ICA Federation quiz

The quiz was well supported More

Rush Work Craft Day

Ballina ICA Guild are running a Rush Work Craft Day in Ballina Library on Saturday 17th Nov between 10am - 3.30pm More

Mayo Roscommon Hospice

Presentation of a cheque for €1,230.00 by Mayo I.C.A. Federation to Mayo Roscommon Hospice: More

Become a Member

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