The Kilbehenny guild of the ICA is very much alive and well.
We are a group of 17 members and are very active.
The present officers are as follows:
President: Nan Downey
Secretary: Mary O'Brien
Treasurer: Hannah Luddy
On 6th October 1977 the Kilbehenny guild of the I.C.A. was formed under the leadership
of the following officers:
President: Mary O’Brien; Secretary: Mary Casey;
Treasurer: Mary Kelly.
Kilbehenny Branch was affiliated to the Limerick Federation.
I.C.A. nationally was instrumental in having Breast Check rolled out around the
40th Anniversary Celebrations
Celebrating 40 years of ICA
A lovely evening was held in Kilbehenny on Tuesday last 10th October 2017 on the
occasion of the
40th Anniversary of Kilbehenny ICA.
Celebrations kicked off with Mass in St. Joseph's Church at 7p.m. celebrated by Fr.
Afterwards everybody was treated to a beautiful meal in Kilbehenny Community Centre,
lovingly prepared by members of the guild and beautifully served up by our four resident
chefs : Pa, Kevin, Moss & John who looked very professional in their Chef’s uniforms.
In attendance on the night were special guests, Mary Moloney, Limerick Federation
and Delores Devereaux, Regional President South and East who travelled from Wexford
to be with us on this momentous occasion.
Kilbehenny guild of the ICA was affiliated to Limerick Federation on the 6th October
1977. Since then many members have shared in the joys of being an ICA member.
A minutes silence was observed for members who have gone to their eternal reward.
5 long serving members received Certificates i.e. Nan Downey, Nellie Bailey, Kitty
Fox, Hannah Luddy & Mary O'Brien in recognition of 40 years of unbroken service to
After the meal our 3 Presidents, Nan Downey, Mary Moloney and Delores Devereaux cut
the cake which was baked and decorated especially for the occasion by a member of
the guild and was iced in the traditional colours of the ICA.
We then held the raffle for which there were very valuable prizes,
most of which were donated by members of the guild.
To finish off the evening, we did some dancing, the music for which was supplied
by the one and only - Mattie O'Brien.