Local Areas

Jerrettspass W.I.

Jerrettspass W.I. ladies gathered together toiletries through sponsorship and purchasing to make parcels for needy causes. They presented these to representatives of Daisy Hill Hospital, Women’s refuge and help for Homele...


Killinchy Women’s Institute – April news 2018

Speakers for the evening were Ex. Member Edwina Marr and husband Dougie who went to the conference in Romania as part of the A.C.W.W. Project Team. Slides of the trip where shown to members and a very informative talk by both w...



Downpatrick Women’s Institute- April news 2018

The speakers at the April meeting were Sharon Francey and Eleanor Graham who gave a most interesting talk about handbags through the ages and showed a beautiful range of “Second Bloom” bags they made from recycled clothes a...


Seaforde Women’s Institute – April news 2018

President Annabel Cleland welcomed everyone to the meeting. Our Speaker for the evening was Kerri Smith from the Good Little Company based in Finnebrogue. Kerri delighted us with a talk about the Good Little Company, explaining...



Community Award for Gosford Lady

Congratulations to Betty Stewart Glenanne W.I. who was presented with a community award from mayor of ABC council for her wonderful work with Markethill festival for over 20 years.


Federation AGM

The Federation AGM was held recently in Stormont Hotel, Belfast. The hall was filled to capacity including many Gosford ladies who all enjoyed the entertainment by guest speakers 2 of original Calender Girls from the alternativ...



Music Festival

In March the Arts subcommittee held their annual Music Festival in Crozier Hall, Armagh. We were pleased that Richhill W.I. entered 2 classes but unfortunately after all their hard work were not successful this year. Jacqueline...


Festival of Spoken Word

A very successful speech festival was held in October in Ballygawly church hall. The Gosford Area is pleased to announce that Pat Harrison Richhill W.I. won the Philipine McCoy trophy for humorous verse.



Gosford Area Quiz

The Area quiz held in March was hosted by Glenanne W.I. in Ballylane Hall. Nine Institutes sent a team and after much brain searching the winning team was Mountnorris W.I. The team was Nora McKee, Hazel McKee and Audrey Dillon....


Gosford Area Bowls

The Area Bowls competition held recently was hosted by Richhill W.I.. Seven Institutes sent a representative and congratulations go to Ann Patton from Collone W.I. who emerged the winner. The Area wishes her every success in th...