Castleconnell ICA

Betty Tuohy
Phone: (061) 377 255


The Irish Countrywomen’s Association- Bantracht na Tuatha was founded in Bree, Co. Wexford in 1910. The object of the society was to organise women in rural districts in an endeavour to improve and brighten the conditions or rural life.

Women’s needs have changed considerably during the intervening years but today the ICA still provides a friendly forum for discussion and action and although the association started from a rural base it now epitomises the interface between rural and urban life.

As well as the Guilds throughout the country offering support , friendship and education, the ICA is very proud of An Grianan, its Residential Centre of Lifelong Learning for adults at any age and skill level, which is situated in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth.

The ICA Guild was opened in Castleconnell in 1962 and ran successfully for ten years.

The present Guild was formed in 1977 and has a long history of various activities and achievements.

Main local activities at the moment are:

  1. A Business/social monthly meeting held at Lisnagry National School with guest speakers or Demonstrators on topics from Antiques to Well Being, Gardening to Social Issues and Craft to Cookery and Charities.
  2. Organise classes and outings throughout the year.
    For the future it is hoped to maintain our members and attract new members so that we can continue as a viable organisation.