Local ICA members have a ball on the Vintage Tea Bus
By Mary Dennehy
HATS off to the members of the ICA Tallaght guild who have glamorously raised the bar when it comes to going out for a drink.
Last week, members of the Irish Country Woman’s [ICA] Tallaght guild got dolled up and jumped aboard the Vintage Tea Tours bus for a spot of afternoon tea, which they enjoyed en route to Blessington – where they disembarked from the bus and went “for a pint”.
Based in St Aengus community centre, the local guild of the ICA has around 65 members who meet every Thursday – where from 8pm to 10pm they engage in a range of activities such as craft workshops, meditation, singing and listening to guest speakers.
Once a month, the group heads off on a social trip and so far this year they’ve been to the National Concert Hall, the 3 Arena, Carlow, Tullamore and the Ray Darcy Show.
Majella Peelo, Social Secretary with ICA Tallaght, told The Echo: “We had a great time on the vintage tea bus and when we got to Blessington we went for a pint and then the bus brought us all back.
“The group is a great social outlet for women to meet women and since I joined two years ago it has opened up so much for me and has involved me in activities I never thought I’d do or enjoy.
“We have a very varied programme of activities for women of all ages and we are also open to new members.”
The ICA Tallaght guild welcomes members from neighbouring communities such as Brittas, Rathcoole, Templeogue and Walkinstown.
For further details visit www.ica.ie or call 6680002 to be put in contact with the local guild.