Event Reports

The Speech Festival 2013

The beautifully refurbished 2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church Hall was the venue for a very successful Speech Festival organised by the Arts Sub-Committee.  It was a joy to be in this wonderful facility and the catering by th...


WI at The City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show 2013

This year The City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show ran from 14th -15th September and the WI was once again asked to run a class for members. The members taking part were asked to display the following articles on a card table: Fl...



The Golf Competition 2013

The weather was kind to the twenty-six lady golfers who teed off amidst the beautiful surroundings of Newtownstewart Golf Course for the Annual WI Golf Competition on Monday the 3rd June 2013.  Some of the ladies had travelled...


The Balmoral Show 2013

This year’s Balmoral Show was a great success at the new venue, Balmoral Park.  The WI ladies worked so hard to make it an excellent three days.   Chairman, Margaret Collinson said “This year we have been delight...



The Music Festival 2013

On a lovely Spring morning the WI ladies made their way through the orchards of County Armagh to attend the Music festival in St Saviour’s Church Hall, Portadown.  Despite the date having been changed due to poor weather con...


The Drama Festival 2013

Lisnaskea High School was the venue for the 2013 Drama Festival on Saturday 13th April.  The adjudicator was Mr Eamonn Bradley, B.A. Hons.  Entries included five sketches and three plays, which shows a healthy increase of int...



Bowls Final 2013

The finals of our Annual WI Bowls Tournament took place on Saturday, 9th March 2013 at Killymurris Presbyterian Church, Glarryford.  There was a great turn out of competitors and their supporters, with twenty areas represented...


Arts Coffee Morning

A very successful coffee morning was held recently at headquarters. It was organised by the Arts Sub-Committee with over 100 people attending. As well as coffee with delicious scones, pancakes and traybakes, the members viewed ...



Stormont’s 80th Anniversary Celebrations

The Federation of Women’s Institutes were invited to take part in the 80th anniversary celebrations of Parliament Buildings on Saturday 17th November 2012. Three members of the Home & Garden Sub-Committee were present –...


Christmas Event 2012

Christmas at the Lakes On a picturesque frosty morning over 400 members, many of whom had travelled a very long distance, attended the Home & Garden Sub-Committee annual Christmas event in the Killyhevlin Hotel on 24th Nove...