Wednesday 22 May 2019

ICA ladies show off their craft talents

Hilda Roche (Ashford) and Eileen Byrne (Hollywood)
Hilda Roche (Ashford) and Eileen Byrne (Hollywood)

Myles Buchanan

The ladies of Wicklow's ICA guilds put all their many talents to the test at the ICA arts and crafts night held in the Woodenbridge Hotel.

There was a huge number of entries of a very high standard across all categories, including knitting, crochet, dressmaking and patchwork in the craft section, and photography, flower arranging, handmade jewellery and impromptu speaking in the arts section.

All the trophies presented on the night and down through the years are named in memory of ICA members so as to remember them each year.

The Irene Hynes Cup for a hand knitted bag was won by Ann Hobbs (Ashford Guild) and Nuala Dillon and Pam Toner (Delgany) were Highly Commended.

The Molly Moore Rose Bowl Crochet Cowl was won by Maura Davis, (Delgany). Betty Teahan (Wicklow town) and Mary Clarke (Hollywood) were Highly Commended.

The Sheila O'Toole Make and Model for an upcycled item of clothing was won by Kathleen McAllister (Ballycoog) and Val McGee (Avoca) was Highly Commended.

The Rhoda Byrne Trophy for a Macramé wristband was won by Roma Hennessy (Delgany). The Rosaleen O'Regan Trophy for the Most Inventive Handmade Toy for a child was won by Val McGee (Avoca) and Pat Cullen (Roundwood) was Highly Commended. The Pat Hurley Trophy for a bookmark was won by Roma Hennessy (Delgany) and Maria Bashabsheh (Bray) and Ann Hobbs (Ashford) were Highly Commended.

The Sadie Ryan Cup was won by Roma Hennessy (Delgany) with her sugar craft miniature garden on a plate and Mary O'Connor (Tinahely) was Highly Commended for her Miniature Garden. The Lillian Dempsey Cup was won by Susanna Braswell (Wicklow town) with her painted stone and Mary O'Connor (Tinahely) was Highly Commended.

The Tinahely Show Cup for A Spring Basket of Flowers was won by Mary O'Neill (NewtownmtKennedy) and Patricia Finnerty's arrangement was Highly Commended.

Fifteen brave ladies took part in the Impromptu Speaking competition for the Annie Holt Trophy. Ann Linney (Bray) was the winner and Mary Finlay (Wicklow town) and Margaret Condon (Ashford) were Highly Commended.

There was a delicious aroma around the Nolan Cup table from the orange drizzle cakes. Sue Wardell (Tinahely) was Highly Commended and Margaret Horne (Ashford) was the winner.

An Comórtas Gaeilge was won by Patricia Finnerty (Bray) with her beautiful illustration of the well known song Báidín Fheilimí. Margaret Condon (Ashford) was Highly Commended.

Wicklow People