ICA facts

In Ireland there are 560 Guilds in the ICA (Dublin Federation has 956 ICA members  – 30 Guilds)  www.ica.ie  making  it the largest membership organisation 0f women in the country.   The Guild format is that each Guild is autonomous, taking part in activities which interest their members.

Marlay Guild was set up in 1993 and has been marked by a high level of member interest and participation.     This facilitates considerable community integration and provides many opportunities for personal development.    Having completed its 21st year the Guild looks to the future with confidence.

ICA (poem by Rachel Gillen*)  Marlay presidents through the years 

Inspirational   intelligent   inter-denominational

Companionable   charitable   cheerful

Accomplished   active   admirable

Integrating   involving   investigating

Cultured   co-operative   cordial

Accepting   affirmative   advocating

Introductions   instructions   involvements

Connections   competitions   committees

Achievable   accountable   affordable

All these characteristics and attributes

Accompanied by a chat and a cup of tea

Rachel Gillen won The Mary Clarke Memorial Cup 2012-2013 with this poem. (see our competitions page for 2013-14 on this web site)


Guild Meetings are held on second and fourth Thursday each month at 8p.m (September – June). Come early and give yourself time to meet new and greet old friends. New members are always welcome to join us. Our email is: icamarlayguild@gmail.com and our phone number is 086 0510832.