Event Reports

Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition 2020 – 1st Place

This year’s Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition was entitled ‘As I Walked Out One Morning…’ and entrants were tasked with composing an original story, between 800 and 1000 words, relating to the theme.  The title was d...


Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition 2020 – 2nd Place

The following piece, written by Alma Sulters of Ahoghill WI, was awarded 2nd place in this year’s Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition. Enjoy… As I Walked Out One Morning … As the car came to a standstill outside my room, ...



Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition 2020 – 3rd Place

The following piece, written by Jennifer Gardiner of Kilrea WI, was awarded 3rd place in this year’s Phyllis Gailey Literary Competition. Enjoy… As I Walked Out One Morning … As I walked out one morning I decided that it ...


Mary Boyd Competition 2020

The International Sub-Committee once again ran its annual Mary Boyd Competition and this year entrants were tasked with creating a child’s pencil case in any medium.  As you can see, there were lots of colourful entries ...



Scrapbook Competition 2020

Each year entrants to the Scrapbook Competition use various craft techniques, materials, photography and layouts to compile a vivid, colourful scrapbook depicting the story of their Institute’s activities from the previous WI...


Meeting Queen Azizah of Malaysia

Showcase of WI Craftwork for the Queen of Malaysia It was a great honour for the Federation to receive an invitation to attend an afternoon with Her Majesty Queen Azizah of Malaysia on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at ACWW Centr...



Ulster History Circle Unveils Blue Plaque in Honour of WI Founder Dorothea Florence Macausland

Friday, 6th March 2020 was a very proud day for the Women’s Institute, particularly the WI in Garvagh, as the Ulster History Circle unveiled a blue plaque at St. Paul’s Church in the town, to commemorate Dorothea Fl...


Arts Competition & Coffee Morning

The Women’s Institutes of Northern Ireland held their annual Arts Competition and Coffee Morning on 14th February 2020 in Federation House, Belfast, hosted by members of the Arts Sub-Committee.  There was a wonderful display...



Christmas Event 2019 – ‘Christmas Joy!’

Almost 500 ladies from Institutes across the province descended on the Armagh City Hotel on Saturday 23rd November for the Home and Garden Sub-Committee’s annual Christmas Event.  This year’s gathering was entitled ‘Chr...


Festival of the Spoken Word 2019

The Arts Sub-Committee hosted the annual Festival of the Spoken Word in Richhill Presbyterian Church Hall on Saturday 12th October 2019.  The opening remarks were by Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Lesley Dowds, who warmly welcome...