18 May 2022

Longford ICA celebrate International Women's Day


Ursula Burke Picture: Shelley Corcoran

We had a very enjoyable afternoon in ICA HQ on Sunday, March 6 for our celebrations for International Women’s Day.

Women’s day is not about giving flowers and gifts, it is about thanking the women who have made a difference to your life!

This was clearly visible on Sunday with women of all ages gathering, enjoying a cuppa and each other's company.

Our speakers on the day were councillor Peggy Nolan, Business woman Pauline Belton. ICA members May Campbell, Angela McKeon and our President Olive Quinn.

All of those in attendance on the day received flowers and a lovely card. We also received a voucher for Grafters Hair Company (Thank you Pauline). There was a raffle with some of our ladies leaving with lovely prizes and to finish the evening we were entertained by Sean Hussey.

Thank you to all who helped out on the day, those who baked and helped serve the teas. To our speakers, musician Sean and for all who came out in the afternoon.

A very special thank you to our International officer Sandra Jordan for organising the celebrations. Our February walk took place in Abbeyshrule, 9 members enjoyed the walk by the canal and the sun shone.

Our March walk will take place on March 20th, meeting at 3pm at the church in Killashee and we will be walking along the banks of the canal.

Some of our members are enjoying Nordic pole classes in The Mall, Longford. Line dancing continues on Thursday evenings in ICA HQ at 8pm.

These classes are open to members and non members. A very lively class and a brilliant way to keep fit.Preparations are underway for St Patrick's day and we will be taking part in the Longford parade. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Our next lotto draw takes place 16/03/2022 for a jackpot of €7,250. Tickets available from any ICA member.

Finally we would like to extend our sympathies to Margaret O'Hara Ennybegs guild on the recent death of her brother Joe Benson in Mayo, May he rest in peace.

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