Event Reports

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...


WI At Balmoral Show 2016

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



WI Homeskills & Handcrafts Competitions – Balmoral Show 2016

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


Golf Competition 2016

WI Golfer Of The Year 2016 On what was quite possibly the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures around 26°C, and in complete contrast to the weather at last year’s tournament, thirty-three ladies travelled to Gal...



Quiz Final 2016

The WI Quiz Final took place in Hillsborough Village Centre on Wednesday 18th May, with twenty-one Areas taking part. Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee Chairman Ann McCurdy welcomed everyone and introduced the new Quizmaster, ...


Drama Festival 2016

The Drama Festival was held on Saturday 9th April 2016 in Mullavilly Parish Church Hall, Tandragee. Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Carole Baird welcomed everyone. The ladies of Laurelvale WI kindly provided the delicious refreshme...



Annual General Meeting 2016

The AGM The AGM took place on Thursday 31st March 2016 at the Kings Hall Conference Centre in Belfast, with hundreds of WI ladies in attendance. Members enjoyed catching up with friends, reflecting on the WI year so far, listen...


Bowls Final 2016

Pictured at the Bowl Final (left – right) are: Federation Vice-Chairman Beth Irwin, Magazine & Leisure Sub-Committee Chairman Ann McCurdy, Federation Chairman Elizabeth Warden, runner-up Elma Irwin of Macosquin WI and the...



Music Festival 2016

Federation Chairman Elizabeth Warden, adjudicator Barry Burgess and Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Carole Baird. WI Ladies Hit The High Notes! The annual Federation Music Festival was held on Saturday 12th March in Macosquin Presb...


Arts Festival 2016

On Friday 12th February 2016, Federation House was filled to capacity for the Arts Festival Coffee Morning when members had the opportunity, not only to enjoy the delicious food available, but to view the wonderful array of pai...