Mary elected pres­i­dent of County Wex­ford ICA

Wexford People - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

THE WEX­FORD ICA has elected a new Pres­i­dent for the com­ing term.

The elec­tion took place at the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s re­cent An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing which was held in the Fer­rycar­rig Ho­tel.

Mary D’Arcy, from Bal­ly­fad guild, was pre­sented with the chain of of­fice at the meet­ing from out­go­ing pres­i­dent, Deirdre Con­nery, of Dun­can­non guild.

It was a sig­nif­i­cant event as the out­go­ing Fed­er­a­tion Com­mit­tee was com­ing to the end of its three-year term and the of­fi­cers gave their fi­nal re­ports of the year.

The elec­tion of Pro­duce Of­fi­cer took place on the night with Mella Win­ters (Tagh­mon guild) and Gretta O’Con­nor (Dun­can­non guild) elected jointly to the po­si­tion.

Plans were dis­cussed with re­gard to a num­ber of forth­com­ing talks and vis­its in­clud­ing to venues like gar­den cen­tres.

The win­ning guild in the Easter dis­play of ‘tulips in a clear glass con­tainer’ com­pe­ti­tion was Oyle­gate with the Maudlins and Inch guilds com­ing a close sec­ond and third.

Ms Con­nery thanked the out­go­ing com­mit­tee and pre­sented each mem­ber with a pot of beau­ti­ful car­na­tions for their gar­dens. She her­self was ac­knowl­edged for her work and ded­i­ca­tion in lead­ing the fed­er­a­tion dur­ing her term and re­ceived a round of ap­plause from those in at­ten­dance on the night.

The mem­bers are now look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing in the up­com­ing Spe­cial Oc­ca­sion Com­pe­ti­tion which will be held next month and jointly hosted by Bal­ly­fad and Kil­lanerin guilds.

Some mem­bers of the Wex­ford or­gan­i­sa­tion will be tour­ing Kerry from Sun­day, May 6, on a trip or­gan­ised by Breda Whe­lan from the Kil­more guild.

Liz Fur­long (Adamstown), Eileen Moore (Castle­bridge), Mary Mon­aghan (Tagh­mon), Eithne Lee (Inch) and Anne Howlett (The Maudlins).

Mary Somers (Oyle­gate), Kathleen Mur­phy (Ballyanne), Theresa Traynor (Dun­can­non), Josephile O’Reilly (Bree) and Mary Cal­lan (Bun­clody).

Mary D’Arcy, in­com­ing pres­i­dent, re­ceives the chains of of­fice from out­go­ing pres­i­dent Deirdre Con­nery.

Dympna Kelly of the Cam­ross guild.

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