We are thrilled to announce that we will be celebrating 40 years of ICA in Kilbehenny
We were affiliated to Limerick Federation on the 6th October 1977 - one year after
the community hall opened. On the 10th October we are having Mass at 7pm in the
Church and then down to the community hall for a meal.
We will be having our Limerick Federation President in attendance and also the Regional
President of South and East will be in attendance.
We would like if past members of Kilbehenny ICA would come along on the night.
There will be representatives from our neighbouring guilds namely, Ballyporeen and
40 years is a wonderful milestone for us here in Kilbehenny as we are a relatively
small guild. It has been our aim to provide companionship and friendship to all
our members down through the years.
ICA is as strong in Kilbehenny today as it was way back in 1977 when first established.
As a group of ladies, we offer companionship and friendship to each other
while educating ourselves along the way.
Over the years we have had many and varied guests, all very interesting.
Health issues are a big concern with our guild and we have had various information
evenings regarding women's health.
In keeping with the ethos of ICA, our guild are very enthusiastic when it comes to
crafts. We have established a knitting / crochet club in our community hall where
everybody helps everybody.
Fundraising is a big part of our guild's activities and each year we subscribe to
Milford Hospice, Adapt House and NBCRI.
One of the highlights of our year in I.C.A. is our annual 4 day tour and this year
we have decided to grace Galway with our presence.
We have a group of 50 who travel each year.
We hold our annual Mass for deceased members of our own guild and deceased members
nationally - after all we owe these wonderful women an enormous debt of gratitude.
We are proud to be I.C.A. Members
and we thank those wonderful women back in 1910 in Bree, Co. Wexford
who had the courage and determination to make women's voices heard in Ireland.
The voice of I.C.A. has remained a powerful influence in every community and Kilbehenny
is no exception.
Long may I.C.A. continue to serve the women of Ireland.
Peace and prosperity to all I.C.A. members nationally.
The Kilbehenny guild of the ICA is very much alive and well.
We are a group of 17 members and are very active.
The present officers are as follows:
President: Nan Downey
Secretary: Mary O'Brien
Treasurer: Hannah Luddy
On 6th October 1977 the Kilbehenny guild of the I.C.A. was formed under the leadership
of the following officers:
President: Mary O’Brien; Secretary: Mary Casey;
Treasurer: Mary Kelly.
Kilbehenny Branch was affiliated to the Limerick Federation.
I.C.A. nationally was instrumental in having Breast Check rolled out around the