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Multilingual Data Analyst Alannah is Cavan's First Blue Jean Country Queen L-R: Sarah Byrne (2nd Prize, Wexford), 2024 Blue Jean Country Queen Alannah Finnegan (Cavan), Gillian Donnellan (3rd Prize, Clare) (Photo: Grace Halton) Alannah Finnegan, a data analyst who speaks Italian and Portuguese claimed the title 2024 Blue Jean Country Queen this past June Bank Holiday weekend, marking the first time a woman from Cavan has claimed the title. 26-year-old Alannah is a member of the Three Province Macra na Feirme club which was only established in 2020. The second prize went to Wexford's Sarah Byrne, a drama teacher and...

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The search is on for the 26th FBD Young Farmer of the Year. Applications and nominations are now open for the 2024 FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards. L-R: Francie Gorman, IFA President, Michael Berkery, Chairman of FBD Trust, Dwayne Shiels, Reigning Winner, Elaine Houlihan, Macra President, John Cahalan, Chief Commercial Officer, FBD Trust. The FBD Young Farmer of the Year Awards in association with Macra na Feirme, are sponsored annually by FBD and run by Macra in partnerships with the IFA and Macra Agricultural Skillnet. The competition was launched in 1999 and has been successful in raising the...

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The Macra Club of the Year and Best New Member competition is back for 2024. National Broadband Ireland are kindly sponsoring this competition for a fourth year in a row. Applications open on Monday 20th May 2024.The Club of the Year competition is designed to encourage clubs to be dynamic and active, rewarding their achievements and contributions at both a local and national level. Clubs will be assessed on planning and execution of their development strategy, involvement in the club’s local community and the level of club members’ participation. Applications will close on 31st July with regional round interviews taking...

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The Annual General Meeting of Macra na Feirme took place in Farnham Estate on Saturday 11 May 2024. This AGM was celebrated in our eightieth year. The AGM was a well attended event with 82 delegates registered, this made for good debate and discussions throughout the day. The celebrations continued into the night with over 160 members and friends sitting down to an exceptional banquet. Macra President Ms Elaine Houlihan said “At our AGM each year we see changes in our board with new board members elected by our delegates, I would like to welcome Josephine O’Neill as our new...

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Cavan Macra will host the 2024 Macra Na Feirme National AGM which will be proudly sponsored by Lakeland Dairies, on Saturday, May 11th at Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort in Cavan. A large contingent of county and regional delegates from across the country, members of the Macra na Feirme national staff, national officers and presidential team will be in attendance.   Ahead of this highly prestigious event, Cavan Macra representatives and Macra National President Elaine Houlihan travelled to Lakelands Head Office to launch their sponsorship deal for the AGM. Niall Matthews Chairperson of Lakeland Dairies said, “We are delighted...

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