Gleann ICA Guild.

ICA Motto:     “Deeds not Words

ICA is an Educational, Social and Cultural organization.  It is a member based voluntary

democratic organization open to all women.

 

Meetings:        2nd Tuesday of the month  in Gleann  Community Centre.

 

Membership is made up of women from Gleann, Geevagh, Highwood, Ballyrush,

Ballygawley  and Collooney.

 

Through the ICA Member Benefits Programme members receive exclusive discounts from a

range of Irish Business Outlets.

All members receive a free copy of the ICA Home & Living Magazine.

Members enjoy regular trips to An Grianan the ICA Centre of Life Long Learning situated

near Drogheda in Co Louth.

The Guild activities include competitions, social, charitable and community

activities,  Classes and demonstrations in Flower Arranging, Gardening, Jewellery

Making, Crafts, Spa Days chair Yoga & Keep Fit.  Guest Speakers on a range of topics

Legal, Health & Fitness & Beauty Therapy, Personal Development.

 

Gleann Guild are a very active in ICA at local, county and national level have taken part

in the  making of  Calico Dolls for Temple Street and Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children

Crumlin. The Blankets for Syria, the  Jacket off your back and shoe the children appeal.

 

Members enjoy the great spirit of friendship, camaraderie, learning and laughter that the

ICA offers, this  remains constant and an enticement to all.

 

The Guild is currently in the process of recruiting new members and as part of this drive

are offering half price membership to new members.

 

Further Details please contact Maura McManus President on 0868930800.

Kay Cunnane Vice President  on 086 3754857, Lily Coen  Secretary on 086 8220969,

Mary Tighe Treasurer on 086 2098356 .

 

History

“All  in an April evening April Flowers were in bloom”

 

That was the setting for the first meeting of Gleann ICA  on April 23rd 1964 in the

Patrician Hall Gleann.  The foundation stone was laid for an organization that since then

has become an integral part of community life of  Gleann and the surrounding areas.

At local level  guild members have assisted the set up Clasp, Geevagh  Pre-

School/PlayGroup.  Established a computer training programme in Geevagh, this  ran

successfully for a number of  years with  many participants securing  permanent fulltime

employment and other progressing to further education.

 

To-day the ICA is the largest, most representative women’s organization in Ireland and one

of the largest voluntary organizations in the state.

 

There are guilds in cities, towns and villages all over Ireland.  All shades of opinion are

represented in this non-denominational and non party political organization which is open

to all women.

 

Since its foundation  over a 100 years ago the ICA has been to the forefront in seeking

change to improve the standard of living and opportunities for  women their families and the

wider community.  The organization has made a profound and measurable difference to the

way women in Ireland live their lives to-day.