Let’s Avondhu It! Annual Rally and Macra Conference This Weekend

Post on: Thu, 24, October 2019

Avondhu Macra are putting the finishing touches together for the Annual Rally and Macra Conference Celebrating 75 years of Macra na Féirme. The Avondhu Rally Committee have been working tirelessly since 2018 to ensure they leave no stone unturned to host a Rally to remember: the Co-Op Superstores ‘Let’s Avondhu It’ Macra Rally.

The Avondhu Club has put together an exciting weekend beginning on Friday October 25th in Corrin Mart Fermoy. Minister Michael Creed will be opening the National Conference themed “Disruption in Agriculture—Thinking Smart” at 2pm. Conference speakers include Jim Woulfe, CEO of Dairygold, who is taking part in a one on one discussion facilitated by Paudie Kelly. We have a panel of experts discussing inside the farm gate and a panel including British farmer and YouTuber Tom Pemberton discussing outside the farm gate. We are also welcoming a group of Members of European Parliament.

The Radisson Blu, Little Island will be the Rally Headquarters for the weekend.

The weekend’s events include:

Friday:

  • The Irish Farmer’s Journal Know Your Ag Quiz at 7pm with teams from throughout the country competing for the coveted title.
  • Cork band, Hell for Leather will take to the stage for the themed ‘Traffic Light Night.’ Red FM DJ’s will follow Hell for Leather, keeping the night going until the small hours.

Saturday:

  • Farm Tours beginning at 10.30am.
  • Midleton Distillery tour departing at 11am

The afternoon and evening will feature:

  • Imagine Club of the Year and Best New Member competitions
  • Red FM Roadshow at the Radisson from 3pm
  • Saturday night will have the results of both Club of the Year and Best New Member with music from Offaly’s own Ruaile Buaile and a Red FM DJ.

Sunday:

  • Bord Bia Beef and Sheep Stock Judging competitions at Corrin Mart in Fermoy beginning at 9am
  • Chair Yoga at 11am at the Radisson Blu
  • The Fogues, a very local band, which includes some Avondhu Macra members, in the hotel bar from 2pm.
  • Beef and Sheep Stock Judging results at 5pm in the lobby
  • Gala Banquet beginning at 7pm

We look forward to seeing you there!!