The following is an account of their activities during the past year as read by the secretary Nan Walsh:
September: Two members attended a course in An Grianán.
October: Some members were present at a concert to honour the late Judy Murphy, West Cork vice-president.
Also this month, three members attended a craft day in Gaggin Hall.
November: Members attended the Cork Federation Cultural Evening and took part in the entertainment that evening.
February: Some members attended a fun night in the Leap Inn, consisting of singing, dancing, poetry reading etc.
March: Members attended a training day in the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen.
May: The federation AGM in Ballinspittle and the federation’s 70th celebrations in Bandon were the two trips undertaken this month.
In all, it was a great year of work and socialising.
The officers for the coming year are: president, Maura Holland, secretary, Eleanor Moloney and treasurer Ann Finn.
A glowing tribute was paid to Nan Walsh who retired as secretary after three years in office.
The guild will resume meetings in September.