Welcome to Scrabo Area News.

Posted February 27, 2013 by Scrabo in Local Areas

 Great news. Our new web site is now up and running. If you would like to have  any news posted   please contact H.Q. who  will pass on my details to you.

Scrabo Area consists of 5 Institutes.

  • Ballyrogan
  • Ballysallagh
  • Dundonald
  • Gilnahirk
  • Holywood

Have a look at the Area Map to discover where exactly we are situated.

For up to date information keep checking this page.

Thanks, Betty




    Well done !! I wanted to see Holywood`s programme, but wasn`t able to see anything except our own.! Is this deliberate, for confidentiality ??

    Enjoyed last night at Harrisons,

      Norma Cooper

      I’ve only just logged in to the W I website. We had a really great outing to The Fashion Clinic” at Logan’s of Cloughmills in May, followed by our AGM in June.

      The next committee will be meeting soon to plan events for the 2013-14 season.

    Norma Cooper

    Wow! I’ve just returned from my first Scrabo Area meeting as a representative of Holywood Institute. Busy, busy, busy.

    Three new members joined us in September. One of these girls is interested, after seeing Kirstie Allsopp’s prowess at WI competitions, to make jam and chutney. Are there any classes ?
    She brought along a sample of her blackberry, apply and vanilla jam on Friday night and it was judged a hit by our members.


      Wow Norma you have been busy. Lovely to see you and Letty at the Scrabo Area Comm. Get your new member to have a look in the W.I.Cookery books for recipes well tried. Secret is not to over boil and use fresh fruit. I am about to do some freezer blackberry jam. Watch this space.Thanks for input. Betty P.S. great work with new members.Keep it up

    Norma Cooper

    Our meeting on Friday, 14 March will have an Irish theme. Members are to wear something green. We will be entertained by some local singers and dancers. Competition is for an Irish souvenir.

    On 11 April – Hospitality Night – we will entertain some members from other Institutes to an evening of “Smash and Grab” – watch this space. Competition – prettiest parcel.


    Congratulations to the Ballyrogan team who won the area quiz on Wednesday. Also well done to Jackie from Ballyrogan WI who won first prize in the audience. Finally thanks for a very entertaining evening ( certainly kept the brain cells working) and the delicious supper.


    Thanks Patricia .Good you are keeping up to date with the site. Jackie did do well from the floor. Did you see the photo and report under Quiz and Bowls. See you Wednesday. yum, yum Betty

    Norma Cooper

    I attended the Bowls Final in Strean Church Hall. A very well organised event – sorry our girl didn’t win but we were all very proud of her.

    Looking forward to the Scrabo Area Spring Meeting on 30 April.

    Norma Cooper

    Did you know that the chef representing Northern Ireland in the Great British Menu grew up in Holywood. We’re very proud of Ben Arnold.


      So is one of the finalists in ‘Bake Off’. Hearty congratulations Andrew, all the very best in the forthcoming final.


    2016 has been a ‘Big Anniversary Year’ for several branches in the Erne Area. Newtownbutler members celebrated their 50th Anniversary in April 2016, everyone enjoyed a wonderful evening in the Seven Horseshoes, Belturbet. The Lisbellaw members will celebrate their 70th Anniversary in November in the Killyhevlin Hotel. Irvinestown members will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary in September 2017 in Mahons Hotel, Irvinestown. Congratulations Ladies.

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