MACRA Festivals

Blue Jean Country Queen Festival

The Blue Jean Country Queen Festival takes place in Athboy, Co. Meath every year over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

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Sponsored by Athboy Credit Union and organised by Meath Macra na Feirme in collaboration with the community of Athboy, the festival runs from Friday to Monday and continues to be one of the top events in the northeast with visitors travelling from far and wide to enjoy the day festivities, live nightly music and the warm welcome of the local community. Most importantly there are over twenty young women from Macra and equivalent associations abroad representing their counties, regions or countries and all vying to win the title of Blue Jean Country Queen.

Over the weekend, participating Queens can expect a weekend they will never forget where they’ll perform karaoke, play fancy dress football, and be welcomed into the heart of the local community.

Everyone on the Blue Jean Country Queen committee looks forward to welcoming the 2024 Queens to Athboy on Friday 31st May 2024.


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Aurivo NorthWest Kings and Queens

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Organised by the North West committee, the event is the highlight of the year in the North West. The event sees the regions nine counties put forward a King and Queen to battle it out for the prestigious crown of North West King and Queen.

In 2024, Ciaran Bannon and Molly Kiernan took the crown. During the day, contestants are put through their paces in various tasks and challenges along with an on stage interview later in the evening. Evening time sees a champagne reception for the contestants followed by presentation of trophies and a Gala banquet with people from the North West and beyond arriving to support their respective counties’ King and Queen.

A live band takes the stage, and this is followed by a DJ. Follow us on social media for updates regarding the event.

The 2025 festival will take place on 18th January 2025.

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Queen of the Land

The 2023 Queen of the Land Festival took place on 10th – 12th November in the County Arms Hotel.

The festival kicked off on Friday meeting the main sponsor, J. Grennan & Sons of Rath in County Offaly and the Queens enjoyed a tour of the Mills. On the Saturday morning, Queens had their private interview with the judges, and this was followed by an on-stage interview in the evening with music until late.

On Sunday, there was various entertainment for everyone, a gala banquet in the evening followed by the crowning of the 2023 Queen of the Land. Sarah Barker from Shannonside Macra in Limerick was crowned the 2023 winner.

The date for the 2024 Festival is to be confirmed. Facebook: Queen of the Land Festival

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Mr Personality Festival

The annual Mr. Personality Festival took place in the Talbot Hotel Clonmel on the 5th and 6th of April 2024. The festival was hosted by Kilkenny Macra and kindly sponsored by Kilkenny/Carlow and District FRS. 25 contestants travelled from across the country to Clonmel for a fun-filled weekend.

On Friday afternoon, they all enjoyed a tour of Coolmore Stud, which was followed by interviews on stage with MC Michelle Heffernan of ‘Beat 102/103’.

On Saturday morning all the contestants had their private interview with the judges. After the interviews they all had an opportunity to show off their jiving skills and team building.

The results were announced at midnight on Saturday night at a gala banquet. Mark Riordan was crowned the 2024 Mr P winner.

Mr Personality 2024




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