Great occasion for crafty ICA ladies

BREE hall was thronged last week as ICA guilds from all over Wexford brought put their crafts on display at the annual ' special occasions' competition. Local musicians provided entertainment along with the Kilmore Quay ICA comedy sketch team and tea was served as the adjudicators pondered their verdicts on the entries.

Twenty-one tables were entered, each one addressing the theme 'Signs of the Times', leaving Sadie Murphy (who helped to establish the special occasions event more than twenty years ago) and her fellow judges with some very tricky decisions. The assessment process took an hour longer than usual as a result.

In the end, it was decided that the entry from Camross was best, with Liam Curtis from Wexford Creamery presenting the prize. The full roll of honour was: Special Occasions inter-guild competition - first, Camross; second, Taghmon; third, Kilrane/ Rosslare harbour; individual crafts - floral, Lady's Island; cup cakes, Camross; knitting, Taghmon; hats -Maudlins; report writing, Inch; table presentation, Kilrane/Rosslare harbour.

On the night, certificates were presented to guilds that have passed significant milestones - Maudlins (60 years); Inch (60 years) and Camross (50 years). Oylegate received the trophy for winning the most prizes during the year.

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