ICA Mayo 100 Exhibition

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The present members of the ICA in Mayo are pleased to acknowledge the wonderful crafts made by its members over the last 100 years. This exhibition was one outcome of a year-long collaboration between the National Museum of Ireland and the Mayo Guilds of the Irish Countrywoman's Association.

The ladies of the ICA sourced and selected the exhibits based on Guild representation and the quality of the work .They liaised with individual owners, gathering information about the maker, materials used and the year of production.

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Submissions were made to this exhibition from the following Mayo Guilds: Attymass, Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Behy, Bonniconlon ,Brickens, Castlebar, Crossboyne, Foxford, Kilkelly, Kilmaine, Kiltimagh, Louisburgh, Meelick, Mulranny, Swinford and Westport.

All the members of Mayo ICA wish to sincerely thank the management and staff of the Museum for honouring us, by allowing us to have this display as the highlight of our centenary celebrations.

The partnership between Mayo ICA and the National Museum resulted in a knitting workshop for visitors. To mark World Rural Women's Day we held a crafts exchange workshop and a presentation of photographs relating to the ICA in Mayo.

If you would like more detailed information on the ICA and this exhibition you can find it here:

ICA Mayo 100 Exhibition ICA Mayo 100 Exhibition.pdf (0.52 MB, Adobe PDF) 

 
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