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 .
“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.