Gosford Area

Gosford Area Spring Meeting

A very successful Spring Area meeting was held in Armagh. Chairperson Sylvia Gillow welcomed everyone from the 12 Institutes in the Area. After all the reports the prizes were presented By Executive member Carole Baird the Rose...


Godford Area at Newry Show

Congratulations to Olive Cornett, Glenanne W.I. who won the Bank of Ireland Salver for most points in art section. Also Ann Eccleson Jerrettspass W.I. who received the Countess of Kilmorey cup for most points in Needlework craf...



Gosford Area at Armagh Show

Congratulations to Richhill W.I. for their beautiful entry in Armagh show’s W.I. competition which came 1st. Also beautiful was Collone’s entry which came 2nd. Killylea were also worthy winners of 3rd place. Thank you to al...


Cladymiltown W.I. 70th Anniversary

The ladies of Cladymiltown met recently in Bide-a-While cafe near Mountnorris to celebrate their 70th anniversary. Executive member Carole Baird was delighted to join them and bring good wishes from the Executive and the Gosfor...



Gosford Area Bowls

8 Institutes entered a representative in the recent Gosford Area bowls competition. After much competitive bowling, Ann Patton of Collone emerged the winner from Siobhan Wray Caledon in a close fought match. Congratulations Ann...


Gosford Area Quiz winners

The Gosford Area Quiz was held recently in Drumsollen church hall, hosted by the ladies of Drumsollen W.I. This was very well supported with 9 institutes sending a team. Executive member Carole Baird welcomed everyone and then ...



Music Festival 2017

A very successful music festival was held recently in 2nd Comber Presbyterian Church Hall. We were delighted that Richhill Choir participated again this year and congratulate them on getting 2nd place in Fireside Chorus. They a...


Gosford Institutes enter Isobel Lusk Trophy

The Gosford area were delighted that 3 members undertook to knit the cardigan that was specified for the Isobel Lusk Trophy. This was no easy task and Irene Edmonson Caledon, Elizabeth Spence Killylea and Audrey Dillon Mountnor...



Congratulations to Ann Eccleson from Jerrettspass W.I.

Ann, who has an interest in crafts, joined Jerrettspass W.I. just over 1 year ago and immediately got involved with the Federation Craft Syllabus. Since last September she has been entering monthly items for judging. She was aw...


Glenanne W.I. celebrate 70 years

In 1946 after the war was over some ladies of Glenanne area had the foresight to start a branch of Federation of Women’s Institutes for the ladies of the area. This Institute has been through good and bad times since then but...