County Kilkenny federation of ICA has several hundred members in 20 guilds, with an ethos based on friendship with women and further education. Hand crafts, computers and all of the old traditional Irish crafts are our main activities. Classes in computers, digital cameras, hand crafts, gardening, flower arranging, swimming and physical fitness may also be available. Visits to An Grianán in Co Louth, ICA’s Adult Education College, are arranged. Members go on weekend trips and there is an annual international trip. There is a hand-craft week in March every year. Meetings are held once a month. Some guilds hold craft nights weekly.
Guilds in Co Kilkenny include: Ballyouskill, Ballyragget, Clara, Clough, Crannagh, Glenmore, Graiguenamanagh, Graine, Hugginstown, Inistioge, Kilkenny City, Kilmacow, Mullinavat, Owning, Sevenhouses, Templeorum, Thomastown, Urlingford, Windgap.