Event Reports

Annual General Meeting 2018

The 77th AGM was held on Thursday 22nd March 2018 in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast – a new venue for this year. The proceedings were chaired by Federation President Lady Anthony Hamilton and the Stormont’s ballroom was filled...


Homecraft Award Winners 2018

Congratulations to the following talented WI members who recently won prestigious Homecraft awards, which were presented at the AGM on Thursday 22nd March 2018:   Full Circle Winners Lorna McClure, Armoy WI Inez Richmond, Armo...



Scrapbook Competition 2018

Congratulations to the talented winners of this year’s Scrapbook Competition, who showcased their creative skills using various craft techniques, materials, photography and layouts to compile vivid, colourful scrapbook pages ...


Mary Boyd Competition 2018

This year the International Sub-Committee’s Mary Boyd Competition tasked entrants with compiling an original limerick on the theme ‘Worldwide Friendship’.  The winner was Jennifer Skelly of Moneyrea WI, who was presented...



Music Festival 2018

What a feast of entertainment was enjoyed at the 2018 Music Festival held in St Mark’s Parish Church, Armagh on Saturday 10th March!  Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Carole Baird welcomed everyone and choirs and soloists from ar...


Arts Festival 2018 – ‘Our Wonderful World!’

Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Carole Baird warmly welcomed everyone to the annual Arts Festival Coffee Morning, held at WI HQ, Federation House, Belfast on Friday 16th February 2018.  The theme for the competitions this year was...



Christmas Event 2017 – Christmas Carols!

Hundreds of ladies from Institutes across the province descended on the Tullyglass Hotel in Ballymena on Saturday 25th November 2017 to celebrate the Home and Garden Sub-Committee’s annual Christmas Event. This year’s event...


Autumn Council Meeting & World Rural Women’s Day 2017

WI members from all over the province descended upon the Killyhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen for two very important meetings on the WI calendar.  During the morning, the International Sub-Committee ladies held their annual World ...



Festival of the Spoken Word 2017

The Federation’s annual Festival of Spoken Word was held on Saturday 14th October 2017 in Ballygawley Presbyterian Church Hall, County Tyrone. Mr Paul Coote, Clerk of Session, warmly welcomed everyone to Ballygawley and hande...


WI at the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show 2017

This year the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show ran on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September in Botanic Gardens, Belfast and the WI was once again asked to run a class for members. Over the two days, the marquee was a hive o...