Carrick-on-Suir ICA Guild’s renovated meeting room is ready for use again thanks to Fr. Cullinan PP, architect Thomas Eade and his team and guild members Kay and Margaret.
The first meeting of the autumn will take place there next Wednesday, September 14 although sadly it will take place will be without one of the Guild’s most loyal and long-time member Lil Griffin, who passed away recently.
Lil was an inspiration to fellow members. She served as president on two occasions and supported the Guild in all ICA events. She was a gracious lady and everyone in the Guild will miss her smile.
This is a good time for potential members to come and join the Guild.
You might ask “why would I want to join the Carrick on Suir ICA?” Well let us look at last year’s programme.
The Guild won first prize at national level for a guild event, which was the Gala Centenary Dinner attended by more than 100 ladies including non-members attended.
The Carrick-on-Suir Guild was also overall winner of the Federation Arts, Craft and Produce Day, federation winners in the Eleanor Gibbon Variety Competition, prize winners at various shows and quiz competitions and hosted outings including the annual visit to a theatre with a meal. Members were introduced to cosmology – the fascinating story of creation.
The late Brother Kevin attended a monthly meeting as guest speaker and members have been attending Bru na Cruinne, House of Cosmology, Pill Road ever since.
Some are currently studying the roots of Christianity and others are attending the mindfulness mornings.
Computer skills are also high on the Guild’s list of achievements.
Programmes for the coming year will include classes in jewellery making and personalised cards for every occasion.
Eleven members are presently at An Grianan as part of Tipperary Week.
Next year will be a good time to be part of what the Guild is planning as it will be celebrating 50 years.
The most important aspect of the ICA is the friendship and support members give to one another in times of joy and crises.
Frequently heard from members is “what would I have done without the ICA over the years”.
It costs only E1 a week so we look forward to welcoming some new members at the September meeting next Wednesday at 7.30pm.