Event Reports

Festival of Food and Flowers 2018

The Home and Garden Sub-Committee hosted a successful Festival of Food and Flowers in Sandholes Presbyterian Church, Cookstown on Saturday 6th October 2018.  The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Our Fruitful Land’ ...


♪♫ Arts Evening of Light Entertainment 2018 ♫ ♪

Bought to you by the Arts Sub-Committee ♪ ♫ Evening of Light Entertainment ♫ ♪   Featuring Owen Mac! The Arts Sub-Committee organised their triennial Evening of Light Entertainment, held this year in the Burnavon Theat...



WI at the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show 2018

This year the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show ran on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September in Botanic Gardens, Belfast and the Women’s Institute was once again asked to run a class for members. Over the two days, the mar...


Photographic Competition 2018

Beside the Seaside The title for the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee’s annual Photographic Competition this year was ‘Beside the Seaside’ and entrants were tasked with capturing a striking, original image in keeping wi...



Golf Competition 2018

WI Golfer of the Year 2018 On a perfect morning for golfing, eighteen ladies travelled to Killymoon Golf Club in Cookstown to compete in the WI’s annual ‘Golfer of the Year’ Competition. On arrival, the ladies enjoyed fre...


WI Homeskills & Handcrafts Competitions – Balmoral Show 2018

Congratulations to the talented winners of the Homeskills and Handcrafts Competitions at Balmoral Show! The Home and Garden Sub-Committee and the Homecraft Sub-Committee were delighted with this year’s entries in the Floral A...



WI at Balmoral Show 2018

The WI marquee at Balmoral Park was a hive of activity and it was yet another eventful and successful Show for the Women’s Institute. Here are some snapshots of this momentous occasion on the WI calendar…  


Quiz Final 2018

The WI Quiz Final took place in Hillsborough Village Centre on Wednesday 9th May 2018.  The proceedings began with Dorothy Andrews, Acting Chairman of the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee, welcoming all and introducing the n...



Introducing The Federation’s New 2018-2021 Office Bearers!

Welcome & Congratulations! There was a buzz of excitement at WI Headquarters at the end of April as voting commenced for the election of the new WI Federation Chairman, Federation Vice-Chairman and Federation Honorary Treas...


Farewell To The Outgoing 2015-2018 Office Bearers

We recently said goodbye to our 2015-2018 Office Bearers – outgoing Federation Chairman Elizabeth Warden (pictured centre), outgoing Federation Vice-Chairman Beth Irwin (pictured right) and outgoing Federation Treasurer Elsie...