FEDERATION MEETING: The next federation meeting will be on 14th October at Na Gael GAA club in Tralee. The western cluster will be responsible for hosting 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 meeting - 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 was held on 15th September in Castlegregory for the western guilds, and the next will be on on 20th October in Ardfert for the northern guilds. Classes will be in gingham embroidery, crochet and parchment craft. Contact the crafts promoter, Celia Cooke on 066 7123709 if you wish to attend.
The ICA Christmas party has been booked for 9th December at Ballygarry House hotel. Further details will follow.
Ciar quilters who include many of our members, are holding an exhibition of their marvellous work in the Ashe memorial Hall. Please call in if you are in Traleeit is well worth it.
There are still a couple of places left on the trip to Belfast on 15th September. We will travel to An Grianan via Kildare, visiting the National stud and the Japanese gardens. The second day we will travel to Belfast for a visit to the Titanic museum , followed by an afternoon's shopping. The third day we will return to Kerry, visiting Kilkenny en route. Total cost is €199. If you are interested, contact Liz O'Leary on 0862029238.