Posted October 13, 2014 by Ards in Local Areas

Prior to the summer recess members have enjoyed the following meetings:

May – President Audrey welcomed members, guests from neighbouring Institutes and Executive Member, Elizabeth to Hospitality Evening in May.

The speaker was Ian Alexander, famously known as “The Grumpy Old Man”  He discussed his time as Editor and Managing Director of the Chronicle and Spectator Newspapers. A beautiful supper followed.

Audrey congratulated members who were successful in Competitions at the Spring Area Meeting – Barbara M 1st Scrapbook Page, Audrey H 1st Painting, and Yvonne McI, Highly Commended Photograph.

June – members and friends boarded a coach for the annual outing.  The first stop was F E McWilliams Gallery in Banbridge where the ladies enjoyed coffee and scones and viewed the contemporary sculptures.  The second stop was the Bann Valley Heritage Centre and finally on to Ballydougan Pottery in Gilford where everyone had a beautiful lunch.  The owner conducted a pottery demonstration and discussed the historic Bloomvale House.  A great day out.


    June mccoy

    I am interested in finding out about joining the donaghadee group. Could you please put me contact with the relative persons. Thank you


      Good evening June

      Thank you for your interest to join a local branch of the WI , that of Donaghadee Institute.

      In the interest of security, can I ask that you contact our WI Head Quarters either telephone 028 9030 1506/9060 1781 or email for more information.

      Once again, thank you for your interest.

Leave a Response