Photos - Castledermot Guild, April 2016

From Trish Whelan, Treasurer

Guild member Peg Hayden enjoys taking part in a demonstration by local First Responders at our March 2016 meeting. The lads demonstrated how to work a defibrillator and how to recognise the signs of stroke and cardiac arrest, and gave advice on how best to get help. They also showed us how to deal with an adult or child choking. What we learnt on the night could save a life! Guild member Peg Hayden is pictured with First Responder Philip Byrne during one of the demonstrations.

Pictured at the planting of a tree donated by Castledermot ICA to Teach Diarmada Community Centre (where we hold our meetings), are Fr Paul O'Driscoll PP, and ICA members Trish Whelan (Treasurer) and Mary Byrne (Hon Sec). The tree, a Weeping Cotoneaster, was donated to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Guild.

The big one! Getting ready for our 50th Anniversary of the ICA Guild in Castledermot (Trish Whelan, Maureen O'Gorman, Mary Jo Fitzpatrick, Mary Byrne, Rosaleen Murphy, Margaret Redmond, Mary O'Connor, Maura Byrne, Margaret Hennessy and Rowan Stanley.)

The formal photo of Castledermot Guild's 50th birthday celebration on 10 May 2015 with members and guests including Liz Wall (ICA National President), Mildred Keyes (ICA Kildare Federation President), and Fr Paul O'Driscoll PP.

Our President Mary Jo presents a bouquet of flowers to Liz (and also to Mildred) at our Guild's 50th Anniversary dinner.

Two of our Guild's founder members, Mary Jo Fitzpatrick and Margaret Hennessy receive their 50 Years Membership Certs from Liz Wall and Mildred Keyes as part of the Guild's 50th Anniversary celebrations. There was one for everybody as certs were presented to all the ladies, according to their years of membership.

Mary Byrne, Marie Corcoran, Maureen O'Gorman, Jane Walsh, Margaret Redmond, and Rosaleen Murphy, set out the ICA stall at town's The Thrashing & Vintage Day on 27th September 2015.

Our Christmas meal on 11th December 2014 which Mary Jo hosted at her home. Our thanks to her for making it all possible and for providing such a warm welcome to us all.

We enjoy a great day out at Kildare Village with hours of shopping followed by an Italian meal at the Village on 8th July, 2014.

Castledermot ICA members joined Kill ICA for their trip to the Dáil on 4th December 2014, and were warmly welcomed by Kill-based FG TD Anthony Lawlor who looked after us so well.

Mary Jo, Jane Walsh, Mary and Margaret being checked by security on 4th December, 2013 as we went into the Dáil.

Margaret Redmond on cake duty at the ICA stand at The Thrashing & Vintage Day in Castledermot, on 29 September 2013.

Our annual outing which took place on 19 June, 2013 to Russborough House, Blessington, and afterwards we all sat down to a meal in Germaine's in Baltinglass. The members are pictured in the garden of the restaurant on a lovely sunny evening.

Castledermot ICA's Christmas Party on 13th December, 2012, in the old Community Centre in the town. (l to r): Maura Byrne, Marie Corcoran, Margaret Hennessy, Mary Byrne, Peg Hayden, Rose O'Neill, Carmel Quinn, Mary Jo Fitzpatrick, Trish Whelan, Margaret Redmond and Mary O'Connor.



08/02/17 - News mailings available for Oct 2016 to Jan 2017.

04/10/16 - September news mailings available.

18/08/2016 - August news available. Some more photos from Castledermot Guild.

05/05/2016 - Some lovely photos from Castledermot Guild.

26/04/16 - March and April news mailings available.

19/02/16 - January and February news mailings available.

17/12/15 - The new An Grianán Programme for 2016 is now available.

26/11/15 - The competitions page has been updated for 2016!

26/11/15 - Craft day in Suncroft on Saturday 28th November.

26/6/15 - Kildare Federation Meeting will take place Mon 29th June at 8pm in The Parish Centre, Newbridge. NB: Judging of the Brown Bread competition will take place on the night, Bread to be in place by 7.30pm. Guild secretaries please let Newbridge Guild know how many will be attending for catering purposes.

22/6/15 - The Kildare Federation Table Quiz will take place on Wed 24th June at 8pm in Maynooth GAA, Moyglare Road, Maynooth. Come along, meet friends and enjoy this fun night!

16/5/15 - May news mailing now available.

29/4/15 - The National Brown Bread Baking Competition 2015 has been announced.

25/4/15 - Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Marie O'Toole as the new National President of ICA!

20/4/15 - April 2015 news mailing.

10/4/15 - Kildare Federation Art and Craft Show will take place on Sat 25th April. Venue: Rathmore Hall, Rathmore, Naas. Details.

10/4/15 - Photos from Guild of the Year competition.

9/4/15 - Dates for your diary at An Grianán this year.

9/4/15 - Congratulations to Kill guild who came 2nd in the Patsy Lawlor Shield for Set Dancing. Congratulations also to Suncroft guild who came 2nd in the national ICA quiz in An Grianán.

27/3/15 - We wish Suncroft Guild all the best in the Quiz Finals and Kill Guild best wishes also in the Set Dancing Competition this weekend!

27/3/15 - March 2015 news mailing.

24/2/15 - Reminder for Guild of the Year Competition on 21st March, in Kilcock. Details on competitions page.

24/2/15 - Lace Convention in an Grianán in Sep 2015.

20/2/15 - February 2015 news mailing.

2/2/15 - January 2015 news mailing.

20/11/14 - International Day

29 October 2014 - Good luck also to Niamh Headon of Ballymore Eustace guild who is representing Kildare in the Gem Pack competition today! Apologies for the omission.

29 October 2014 - Best wishes and good luck to Margaret Houlihan (Maynooth Guild) today in An Grianán from her guild and Kildare Federation! She is the Kildare finalist in the Gem Pack Competition.

27 October 2014 - October 2014 news mailing uploaded.

19 October 2014 - Competitions info for 2014/2015 uploaded.

27 August 2014 - August 2014 news mailing uploaded.

23 August 2014 - Photos have been uploaded from the Wexford trip in June.

20 August 2014 - Photos have been uploaded from the annual Garden Party last month

14 August 2014 - Best of luck today to Joan Zinn Collis (Athy Guild) in the Regional Finals of the Brown Bread Baking Competition in An Grian´┐Żn from all in Kildare Federation!

3 February 2014 - Lots of updates! New photos. New An Grianan Programme. The January news mailing.

12 November 2013 - The October news mailing is available to view here.

16 October 2013 - The Competitions section has been fully updated for the coming year! We have also created individual guild pages, see them here!

23 July 2013 - New Irish Pride competition posted in the Competitions section!

19 July 2013 - Best of luck to Mary O'Gorman (Maynooth Guild) who is representing Kildare in the Make and Model Competition Finals at An Grian´┐Żn today!

14 May 2013 - Photos and results have been uploaded from the competitions last weekend in Prosperous. Two new pages have been added to the site, Health and Activities.

27 April 2013 - Kildare Federation has booked Prosperous Hall for the following competitions on Sat 11th May, 1pm: Eleanora Gibbon Drama Final, Cup Cakes Competition, Make and Model Competition. Also, Kildare Week in An Grianán is coming up.

09 April 2013 - Photos from AGM 2013 have been uploaded. Also, a new email updates system has been set up. Please enter your email above so we can keep you up to date!

27 March 2013 - We have got the photo galleries working! Please click here to see them. We still have 20 more galleries to upload!

04 March 2013 - We have just launched our brand new website. There are still problems with the photo gallery pages and the individual guild pages, so please bear with us! There are LOTS of photos to upload!

04 March 2013 - Gempack competition deadline 8 March!