MEMBERS of Laois ICA federation attended the 120th anniversary of Ossory Show in Rathdowney.
Members of the federation competed in a competition for ICA members only, with the winner awarded the prestigious Bernie Dunne cup. This year’s competition was for the best hand-knitted cushion.
There were ten entrants and the winner was Claire Brennan, who is a member of Spink ICA guild. Unfortunately, Claire was unable to attend the presentation, so the cup was accepted on her behalf by ICA stalwart Vivienne Rigley.
Vice-president of the ICA Betty Gorman presented the cup to Vivienne, who graciously accepted it on Claire’s behalf.
Several members also entered in the open sections with great results.
Members of the Laois ICA federation also had entries in the floral, bread, cakes and jams sections.