Event Reports
Pictured (left to right) at the WI Bowls Final: Runner-up Elma Irwin from Macosquin WI (representing the Lower Bann Area), Federation Chairman Elizabeth Warden, and ‘WI Bowler of the Year’ Dorothy McMullan from Myroe WI (representing the Roe Valley Area) who was the overall winner of the tournament.

Bowls Final

After two venue changes, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee members were very fortunate to be offered the venue of the Holy Trinity Parish Church hall at Soldierstown, Aghalee to host the Fe...


The talented prizewinners with Federation Chairman Elizabeth Warden, the adjudicator and Vice-Chairman Beth Irwin.

Music Festival 2017

Second Comber Presbyterian Church hall was packed to capacity on Saturday 11th March 2017 for the Federation’s annual Music Festival 2017.  Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Carole Baird welcomed everyone to the event, including F...



Pictured at the Arts Festival Coffee Morning at Federation House: Front row (L-R): Overall winner Helen Galway of Ballysallgh WI, Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Carole Baird, Federation Chairman Elizabeth Warden, Deborah Smyth of Crossgar WI and Iris Walker of Downpatrick WI.
Back row (L-R): Lesley Dowds of Ballysallagh WI, Margaret Johnston of Annahilt WI, Jennifer Skelly of Moneyrea WI, Margaret Gill of Newtownbreda WI and Margaret Munroe of Ballysallagh WI.
(Other award winners not present in the photograph are: Reta Gilmore of Cladymilltown WI, Anne McKeown of Moneymore WI, Olivia Nutt of Eglinton WI and Harriet Fraser of Moneyrea WI)

Arts Festival 2017

Coffee Morning at Federation House The Arts Sub-Committee organised the annual Coffee Morning on Friday 10th February 2017 at Federation House.  Members attended from ‘Derry and Antrim and Down, Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone...


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Victoria Square Bake Off Final

On Saturday 4th March 2017 the quest of Victoria Square and the Women’s Institute to find the best ‘Victoria Square’ Sandwich in Northern Ireland came to an end when Jennifer Creelman from Macosquin WI, repres...



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Victoria Square Bake Off Semi-Final

The Quest To Find The Best ‘Victoria Square Sandwich’ In Northern Ireland! Victoria Square Shopping Centre recently teamed up with the Women’s Institute to find the best Victoria Sandwich baker in Northern Ireland. On Sat...


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Christmas Event 2016 – Christmas Sparkle!

Five hundred and seventy ladies from WIs all over Northern Ireland attended the Home and Garden Christmas event in the Armagh City Hotel on Saturday 19th November 2016. This year’s event was entitled ‘Christmas Sparkle’ a...



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World Rural Women’s Day 2016

The WI celebrated the International Day of Rural Women with the annual World Rural Women’s Day meeting held this year in the Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus on Saturday 15th October. International Sub-Committee Chairman Agnes...


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Autumn Council Meeting 2016

The Autumn Council Meeting was held in the Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus on Saturday 15th October after the WRWD meeting. Federation President Lady Anthony Hamilton chaired the proceedings and greetings were received from Cou...



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Festival of the Spoken Word 2016

The Festival of the Spoken Word was held on Saturday 22nd October 2016 in St Lurach’s Parish Church Hall, Maghera.  Chairman of the Arts Sub-Committee Carole Baird welcomed everyone and introduced the adjudicator Mrs She...


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WI at the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show 2016

This year the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show ran from 17th-18th September in Botanic Gardens, Belfast and the WI was once again asked to run a class for members. Over the two days, the the marquee was a hive of activity and...