2008 FBD Young Farmer of the Year ,Macra News

The 2008 FBD Young Farmer of the Year competition is heating up for coveted title as entrants are now in. A considerable interest was shown this year from young farmers. There was a great response to the first year of the nomination process where individuals could nominate a young farmer for the ompetition. Each young farmer has subsequently received an application form to complete and return to the Macra Head Office. The Limerick County Round will take place in August (details to follow) and the National Final on 2nd September in Kilkenny.

Upcoming events:

6th July; North Tipperary Macra at holding a walking treasure hunt in Nenagh. It will commence at 2pm at Banba Square and the cost per team is 20. Contact Mary Guilfoyle on 0872433027 for further details.

6th July; Farm skills semi finals will take place at Bailieboro Show, Cavan and Dunmanway Show, Cork. Limerick contestants will participate at Dunmanway Show. The top three teams will qualify for the final a the Tullamore Show on August 10th.

12th-13th July Know Your Neighbour  Weekend;. 13th July; a national fun-filled family event will take place Marley Park, Dublin between 2-5pm.

Callan Macra of Co. Kilkenny are organising a 26 County fundraising Tractor Drive from 15th to 20th of July, in aid of Lifeline, a Suicide Awareness organisation. The aim of the tractor drive is to give national exposure and financial help to this important organisation and to highlight the issue of suicide awareness and prevention. The group will be travelling through Co. Limerick on 15th and 16th July. They will visit the towns of Dromcolliher, NewCastle West and Abbeyfeale before travelling on Tarbert to take the Shannon ferry across to Co. Clare. Your support would be greatly appreciated during the trip. The group are currently looking for a location to leave the tractors near Abbeyfeale on 15th and if you can help, please contact Niall Quinlan on 0851208090 or at callanmacra@gmail.com

31st July; closing date for applications for AIB Club of the Year and Best New Member.

29th & 30th August; County Officer Training.

12th & 13th September; Club Officer Training.

Lisa Cahill 086 4085877

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