Welcome back to all Guilds after the (so called) summer break. I hope you survived the weather and that the farmers were able to recoup a little in the recent fine spell. We have a number of great events planned for the next few months.
The next federation meeting will be on 14th October at Na Gael GAA club in Tralee. The western cluster will be responsible for the meeting.
Mary Connolly Kenny, the competitions secretary, has planned a great variety of competitions to tempt you to enter. A newsletter will be sent to all Guilds, and the first competition is for the Autumn/Winter Federation - Bake an Apple and Blackberry Pie. Entries on the day of Federation Meeting on the 14th October 2012 to the Competition Secretary - Mary Connolly-Kenny. The Federation Cup for Craft is to make a CUSHION COVER in any medium, for example patchwork, cross stitch, black work or crochet. Entry fee €3 per entry. Closing date - Spring Federation Meeting, which is due to be held mid February 2013. Any queries please contact Contests Secretary, Mary at 087 2607301.
These are planned to be held in the cluster group areas. The first two will be on 15th September in Castlegregory for the western cluster, and on 20th October in Ardfert for the northern cluster. Classes will be in gingham embroidery, crochet and parchment craft. Contact the crafts promoter, Celia Cooke on 066 7123709 if you wish to attend.
Has been booked for 9th December at Ballygarry House hotel. Further details will follow.