Macra Club News & Events From Around Ireland: February 7th

Post on: Wed, 06, February 2019

Kilkenny City Black Tie Ball

Kilkenny City Macra Black Tie Ball will be held in Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel on Saturday 9th February. Cocktail reception from 6.30pm. A great night is in store including a four course meal, band, DJ and fantastic door prize.


Castlebar Macra Presents Marty Mone

The Ivy Towers Hotel Castlebar, Co.Mayo is the place to be on Saturday 9th of February as Castlebar Macra present Marty Mone! Doors open at 8pm! Tickets are priced at €15 and are available through the event page on Facebook (just search for MARTY MONE presented by Castlebar MacranaFeirme) or on the door on the night.


Three Lakes Macra Mayo News

As part of the 'Meet Macra' series of events in Mayo, Three Lakes MacranaFeirme are holding a meet-and-greet at the Dalton Inn, Claremorris on Friday 15th February at 8.30pm. Come along and speak to our members about their fantastic experiences of being involved, and hear about our wide range of activities such as sports, social events, performing arts, and travelling opportunities. Feel free to share with anyone who may be interested, and we hope to see you on the 15th February!


Farm Partnerships

Farmers who are establishing a farm partnerships are reminded that the 28th of February is the deadline for submitting their application to register their farm partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine in order to receive the RFP number from their BPS 2019 application.


Higher Education Scholarships For Adult Leaners

Deadline for Applications: 1st April 2019

Uversity is now accepting applications for its HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ADULT LEARNERS that are intended to remove financial barriers so that adult learners can unlock their potential and realise their ambitions.

Uversity’s scholarships will provide multi-annual financial support for recipients to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree for the first time in participating third level institutions in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Scholarships can be any subject area and will be tailored to recipients’ financial circumstances to cover some or all of the direct and indirect costs associated with higher education.

Successful candidates must:

· be 23 years and older by 1st January 2019

· be a citizen of an EEA member state or Switzerland AND resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland for 3 years or more by 1st January 2019

· be returning to higher education in 2019/20 after a break from education of 3 years or more or have recently completed a higher education progression / preparation course

· be admitted to a Bachelor’s Programme or have a deferred offer for the 2019/20 academic year. Preference will be given to candidates intending to study full-time

· be able to demonstrate:

· academic potential

· a clear motivation and ambition for returning to education

· a drive to succeed and a strong work ethic

· an ability to be transformed and transform others as a result of this scholarship and educational experience

· financial need


· non-EEA citizens resident in Ireland / Northern Ireland must have permanent leave to remain at time of application.

· applicants who currently possess or are enrolled on a Degree programme ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

· applicants DO NOT need to have an offer at time of application but if selected for a scholarship they must receive an offer on a Bachelor’s programme in one of the participating institutions to receive their scholarship.

· For Republic of Ireland applicants, Uversity’s scholarships are currently considered reckonable income for means-tested social welfare benefits and SUSI grants. Offers will be subject to Uversity receiving an income disregard so that these benefits / grants are not adversely affected.

Eligible candidates must submit an application via Uversity’s online system by 1st April 2019 with the following information:

· biographical / contact details

· details of your education to date

· details of any employment / volunteering (if applicable) to date

· a motivation statement of maximum 500 words

· details of two referees

All applications will be reviewed by Uversity for eligibility and may be shortlisted for interview. Successful candidates will be notified by 1stSeptember 2019.

Requests for further information / clarification should be sent to


My World Survey looking for the voice of the young people in Macra na Feirme

UCD and Jigsaw researchers are looking for young people to complete a survey on mental health. The My World Survey 2 is a large, national survey of youth mental health and follows on from the first My World Survey which was published in 2012. The research is a collaboration between UCD School of Psychology and Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. My World Survey 1 captured the views of almost 14,500 young people, making it, still today, the most comprehensive study of youth mental health for those aged 12-25 years in Ireland. It has influenced policy and practice affecting the lives of young people all over Ireland. My World Survey 2 aims to gain new insight into, and increase our understanding of, young people's mental health and wellbeing from a risk and protective perspective situated within their social context. It is also an aim of the researchers to get an insight from many diverse groups of young people – MacranaFeirme being one! Check your email this Friday 1st February to learn more about how to participate. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.