Local Areas

Author & Journalist Holly Crawford of Islandmagee North WI shares her story…

  Where There’s A WI, There’s A Way! Nowhere in the dictionary will you find ‘The Woman’s Institute’ used as a definition for any of the following words: Welcoming, organised, dedicated and determined. Bu...


🎈Celebrating More Milestone Institute Anniversaries!

It’s cake cutting time again! The Federation of Women’s Institutes of Northern Ireland is celebrating 90 years in 2022!  Here, we share some of the Institutes that have also reached a special milestone mark recently!  Som...



🌳Plant a Tree for our Future – Boardmills WI

Planting Progress… As part of the Plant a Tree for our Future campaign, Boardmills WI members bought trees for their own gardens, but the Institute also obtained a tree for each member, which were then donated to Trinity ...


Slemish – Spring Area Meeting

Members from Women’s Institutes in the Slemish Area gathered in Cullybackey Community Centre on Tuesday 26th April 2022 for their Spring Meeting, which included the annual Area awards ceremony and reports.  They enjoyed a ve...



Rowallane – Spring Area Meeting

The Rowallane Area Meeting was held on 26th April 2022 in Knockbreda Parish Church hall at 7:30PM.  The 55 members who attended admired the flower arrangements by Carryduff WI and were met by the efficient stewards from Moneyr...


Quoile – Spring Area Meeting

The Spring meeting took place on Thursday 28th April 2022, hosted by the Spa WI in the Arnold Hall.  The Chairperson was Pamela Shanks (President of KillinchyWI), Secretary Judith Wainwright (Secretary of SeafordeWI) and Feder...



Knockagh – Spring Area Meeting

Excited after a break of two years, members of the Women’s Institute met in Templepatrick Presbyterian Church Hall for the Knockagh Area Spring Meeting. The speaker was Joanne McConville, a County Antrim woman who fell 6,500 ...


Iveagh – Spring Area Meeting

 The Iveagh Area of the Women’s Institute held the annual Spring Meeting in Loughbrickland Presbyterian Church hall on Friday 29th April. There were 72 members in attendance, with all Institutes in the Iveagh Area repre...



Ards Peninsula – Spring Area Meeting

*Photograph courtesy of The Newtownards Chronicle. The Spring Area Meeting was held in Portaferry on Wednesday 27th April in the Church of Ireland hall. As there has not been an Area Meeting since April 2019 due to the pandemic...


🌳Plant a Tree for our Future – Eglinton WI

Planting Progress… Our WI groups are still planting! Well done to our Eglinton WI ladies, who are pictured here planting one of their saplings in the grounds of the Church of Ireland in Eglinton. The first photo shows Lon...