Upcoming Macra Events May 22nd

Post on: Wed, 22, May 2019

Carrigaline Macra - Variety Entertainment Night - May 26th

Carrigaline Macra are hosting a Variety Entertainment Night on Sunday May 26th at 8.00pm in Ringaskiddy Community Hall.

They are performing 'The Warmth Of The Sun' written by Dave McCall, Cobh with which they got to the All Ireland Macra Drama Finals. Conna Drama Group will also be performing 'The Problem' with which they performed on the circuit!

On the night there will be Carrigaline Macra members singing a number of ballads, along with a performance from the All Ireland Macra Solo Singing winner 2019, Aine Sheehan from Whitechurch Macra.
All welcome!!


Aghinagh Macra Know Your Neighbour

Aghinagh Macra is hosting their annual 'Know Your Neighbour' day on Sunday June 9th in the Ploughman Bar, Ballinagree. The day will consist of a 5k Fun Run/Walk with registration at 2pm and Fun Run commencing at 3pm. There will also be live music and a BBQ at 5pm. Last year was a great success and we hope for the again this year. The event this year is raising funds for the three primary schools in the Aghinagh Parish. An evening of entertainment and great fun is assured. Everyone welcome. Please support.


Ornua Dairy Stockjudging, 27th June 2019

Closing date: June 5th, 2019

Venue: IHFA Open Day Henry & Liam O’Keeffe’s Farm, Freemount, Charleville, Co. Cork


Offaly Macra News

Next meeting is the AGM on Thursday 20th June at 8.30pm in the Railway Bar, Banagher. Contact Sarah Kelly for upcoming events on 086-3575915.

Best wishes to Sarah Kelly taking part in the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival over the June Bank Holiday weekend from the 31st May to the 3rd June 2019. The club would like to wish her the best of luck with it and do her county proud


Awbeg Macra News

Well done to our club members that competed in the regional round of dairy stock judging last Friday and to our farm skills team who represented the club so well on Sunday.

A lovely afternoon was enjoyed at the Nano Nagle Annual Mass last Sunday also. Well done to our own Mrs Doyle’s who served tea to the thirsty.

Thursday night we will be playing tag rugby in Mourneabbey. Everyone is welcome to tag along!!

Next weekend is set to be a busy one with the regional round of tag rugby on Sunday in Mallow rugby club, sign in at 10.30am.

That night we have our club AGM in the meeting room in Killavullen hall.

New members always welcome, contact the Facebook page, ‘Awbegmacra1’ Snapchat or our Secretary Dan on (085) 772 9798


Athboy Macra News

Wishing a huge congratulations to our Ballad Group and Solo Singer who both came in second place at the National Talent Competitions on Sunday 5th May, in Mullingar Arts Centre. Well done to our Solo Instrumentalist, Ruth Tynan, who competed in the competition too. Our Ballad Group sang a beautiful rendition of The Beatles' song "Because" which was followed by a Boy George 80s classic "Karma Chameleon". The team consists of Dave Daly, Claire Gough, Aoife Mooney, Ashling Bracken, Ruth Tynan and Orla Kearney and our Solo Singer was Dave Daly also who sand John Mayer's "Dreaming with a broken heart". Congratulations to all of the other competitiors and winners on the night who travelled from all over in order to participate.

Our club members have been very busy with competitions following their NTC finals! On Saturday evening, 11th May, our Athboy Macra debating team, which consisted of Alan Beirne, Sandy Gallagher and Eamon Cassells, headed to Clanard Court Hotel to take on East Laois Macra in the Impromptu debating competition. The motion put forward was "A national broadband plan is necessary for a vibrant rural Ireland", which Athboy Macra were proposing. Congratulations to East Laois Macra who won the debate and comiserations to Athboy who put up a good fight!

On Sunday, our FBD Farm Skills team didn't have to head too far but only out the road to Cassells farm in Athboy to take on Enfield Macra and Navan Macra in the competition. Our team consisted of Eamon Cassells, Claire Gough and Liam Gough. Congratulations to Athboy who won the competition and will continue onto the next round! Well done to Enfield Macra and Navan Macra for taking part.



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LGBT+ Young People Need Your Support

Belongto are gathering the experiences of LGBTI+ people between 12 and 18 years at school and we need your help.

We are excited to launch our first National School Climate Survey in partnership with the Ivy League research university, Columbia University in the USA.

We will share the results with politicians, policy makers, educators, and the media and make sure the experiences captured are heard far and wide. With research comes a better understanding of how to make things better which helps us make change.

Take the survey here


World’s leading Wind Energy Scientists to travel to Cork for prestigious International Conference

A major international wind energy science conference is coming to Ireland next month from June 17 - 20, the first time it has taken place outside of mainland Europe, bringing up to 900 of the world’s leading wind energy scientists and engineers from over 38 countries to Cork for a four-day event, which is estimated to be worth €1.4 million to the local economy. 

The Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) 2019 is organised on behalf of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) in association with MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy. 

For more information or to register for the conference see www.wesc2019.org