All posts by Marlay Guild

September 2023 to June 2024

International Night – Colombia

For our annual international night this year, we explored Colombia.

Elena Camargo Castro Malone was our guest speaker – she gave an interesting talk all about her home country, as well as answering loads of questions.

The talk was followed by a game of Colombia Bingo (just for fun!) and then a little supper of Colombian treats, including coffee sweets, chocolate cake and empinadas.

Noel Francis
Dried Flower Arranging

On 25th January, Noel Francis brightened up our winter evening with a wonderful demonstration of dried flower arranging; several lucky winners got to take one home.

Forgotten Women of Irish History

Our speaker on 14th January was Anne Harte, who gave a very interesting talk on Women in Irish History. Along with some famous historical figures she brought to our attention some new names, previously forgotten, who made important contributions to our country.

Christmas Party 2023

The annual Guild Christmas party was held at the Grange Golf Club. RAMS in Rhythm provided fantastic musical entertainment, and there was an appearance by Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, the Fancy Fairy, Prince Charming and the Elves!

14th December 2023
Christmas Floral Arrangements

Anne O’Dea presented the Guild with an amazing display of Chrismas floral arrangements. Along with showing us how to make some of the displays, she talked about the different types of foliage – and there was even a little pop quiz. All of the arrangements were then raffled, so 10 lucky guild members went home with a fabulous display for Christmas. The night finished up with mince pies and mulled wine.

30th November 2023
An Grianan Christmas Demonstrations

Guild Meeting 9th November –
Charity Shop Fashion Show – Sparkle!

Guild Meeting 12th October –
Feebee Foran, Forager

October Outing – A Dublin Stroll

For our annual outing this year, we went to Dublin city centre, visiting the GPO museum, The Church restaurant and then the tenement museum at 14 Henrietta Street. A really interesting day.

September 28th – Declan Lawlor

Declan spoke to the group about the importance of writing a will, what is an enduring power of attorney, and remembering to apply for various entitlements and supports.

Welcome Back

Our first night back was on September 14th, where we enjoyed the Welcome Back Quiz.

All of our normal activities have now resumed – Crafts, Walks, Cinema and Yoga. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.