It was with a very heavy heart that members of Longford Federation ICA travelled to Moydow Commuity Centre last Wednesday evening to close the Moydow Guild, which has been in operation since 1963, making it one of the older guilds in the county.
Tributes were paid to President of the Guild, Mai Kelly, who has been a huge part of the ICA for over 43 years, keeping it going along with her daughters.
However, with Mai’s decision to step down from the guild after over four decades of service, and a lack of new members to continue the tradition, the decision was made to close the guild.
Through the years, Mai has helped so many guild members to perfect a variety of different crafts and she will be sorely missed from federation meetings and all ICA activities going forward.
A presentation was made to the well loved guild president at last week’s meeting, with members extending special thanks to Mary Leavy Lenehan for the use of the Community Centre, Kevin Casey for the beautiful bog oak sculpture presented to Mai, and Mary at Creations Flower & Gift Shop for the flowers gifted to Mai on the night.
PICTURES: SHELLEY CORCORAN
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