The tour de force of female handicraft merged with science, environmental awareness and community effort that is The Irish Reef, which is a satellite of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef originally which was on display at the Science Gallery Dublin during the spring this year is now on show in Tinahely in the Courthouse Arts Centre in Tinahely, Co Wicklow.

Very many members of the Tinahely Guild have submitted pieces to the  exhibition, among them are Eileen Doran, Helen McDonnell, Breda Clear, Betty Cumiskey, Marley Kavannagh and two members, Madge Kenny and Irene Lundgaard, have even had their pieces curated by the Wertheim Sisters, the originators of the international exhibition. The curated pieces are to go on display at The Smithsonian this autumn in the international display.

The Irish Reef exhibition will run until October 29th and there will be workshops in marine biology, geometry and hyperbolic crochet on Saturday October 2nd and 23rd. See details below.

Guided tours of The Irish Reef can be arranged during the day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or on Sunday afternoons. Contact Irene Lundgaard for this: irene@yarnclasses.com.

The exhibition is exhilarating and liberating and we thoroughly recommend that you go and see it with or without a guide.

The Tinahely ICA Guild is hosting

The Garden Of Ireland Celebrating 100 Years
ICA Flower Festival
@ Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
on June 26th & 27th

19 Wicklow Guilds are participating. Make sure you go an see this innovative display of flowers.
Further details to follow.

May Guild Meeting

The next Guild meeting in Tinahely is on May 10th @ 7.30 pm in the Teagasc Centre, Tinahely.

On the night we will have a visit from a milliner, who will show us how to make our summer bonnets.

Don’t forget to join the ‘Nicest Bow’ competition at the May meeting.

The Tinahely Guild managed to secure two cups at the Arts & Crafts night at The Woodenbridge Hotel on April 19th.

Margaret Dollard won 1st prize for her Handmade Dolls Clothes and Madge Kenny won the cup for her Public Speaking skills.

We applaud them both!

The Tinahely Guild’s AGM was well attended and saw Kathleen Byrne as new President of the guild and Brenda Barry as vice-president, Helen McDonnell stepped in as Treasurer and Madge Kenny as Secretary.
Many thanks were extended to the outgoing committee.

At the meeting a change of guild meeting date was decided and meetings will now take place on the Second Monday @ 7.30 pm of each month in the Teagasc Centre, Tinahely. The next meeting is Monday May 10th at 7.30 pm.

The Tinahely Guild AGM takes place on Thursday April 8th in the Teagasc Centre, Tinahely.

Annual Membership fees of €58 are also due on this date.

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible at the AGM.

The competition for the night is: ‘Flower Arrangement In An Egg Cup’

We also encourage all members to join us at the Arts & Crafts night at The Woodenbridge Hotel on April 19th.
Card making classes are available on Monday nights from 8.00 – 10.00 pm, contact Betty – 087 9917443
Personal Alarms are again available, please contact 0402 38170 for further information.

Summer Break

The Tinahely ICA Guild is on our summer break.

Join us when we meet again on

Thursday September 4th @ 8.00 pm

in the Teagasc Centre, Tinahely


Enjoy the summer!

The theme for the September meeting is to bring and show
the nicest cup you own.

Thursday June 4th @ 8.00 pm

in the Teagasc Centre, Tinahely


March 2009 Guild Meeting

Tuesday March 24th @ 8.00 pm

in the Teagasc Centre, Tinahely

Decorate an old handbag using buttons.

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