Limerick Macra

Annmarie Keyes and Lisa Cahill

Annmarie Keyes, Limerick’s Competitions Officer and Lisa Cahill, National Council Representative for Limerick attended the County Officer Training at Killarney last weekend.  

The Bank of Ireland-sponsored County Officer Training took place in Killarney on the weekend of August 29th, 30th and 31st. On the Saturday night the Bank of Ireland Leadership Distinction Awards were awarded and James O Donoghue the outgoing president of Limerick Macra received a prestigious Gold Award. The officers who attended the training had an excellent weekend. Activities involved team building games, county development forums, specific officer training and of course the highlight of the weekend was the Banquet on Saturday night followed by the a DJ.

Margaret Nolan,James O Donoghue and Catherine Buckley

Margaret Nolan,James O Donoghue and Catherine Buckley

James O Donoghue receiving his gold certificate in the National Leadership Awards presented by Left Catherine Buckley, the president of Macra and a representative of the Bank of Ireland Margaret Nolan.

Limerick Macra is preparing to host the infamous MacraVision competition, which will take place on 4th October at the South Court Hotel, Raheen, Limerick. Last year it was a great success. The present members of Macra will turn out in their glamour, coming from all corners of Ireland and it is also a super opportunity for people to come along and see what Macra is all about. It promises to be a fantastic event and has often being mentioned as a stepping stone to “You’re a Star”. The competition itself is very similar to ‘Stars in your Eyes’, where competitors dress up as their favourite act and sing, karaoke style. It will be a fantastic night of entertainment with the best singers and impressionists in Ireland present and many surprises, including a special appearance of the Lisa Cahill School of Dance. To find out more about this event or for more information about taking part, please contact Lisa Cahill on 086 4085877.

Are you interested in starting a technology business? Engineering, ICT, Life Sciences or Food.

Free Information Evening in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo, on Tuesday 23rd September 2008.The Programme for the evening’s events is as follows;

6.00pm – Refreshments and Registration

6.30pm – Enterprise Ireland Dept Manager: John O’Dea

“Traits of successful start-up companies”7.00pm – Liam Birkett

“Branding and Marketing” 8.00pm – Philip Martin, Cora Systems

Starting a Technology Business

8.30pm – Heinrich Arnold

“From Enterprise Start to HPSU” 9.00pm – Discussion / Q & A For further details and to register:

E-mail: or Tel: 071 9159724.


It is hoped to set up a Macra Club in the Croom/ Ballingarry area and another club in Newcastle West from September on. If you are interested in joining a Macra Club in this area please contact Lisa Cahill now on 086 4085877 or email

Macra Na Feirme is compiling a survey on the opinions of Young Farmers. If you are a young farmer and have five minutes to spare please take this survey on the Macra website, .Thank you for your time.

5th Sept: Ballylanders Macra are having a bowling night at Limerick’s finest bowling complex on the Ennis Road, commencing at 8pm. Contact Lisa Cahill to sign up for this event. New members very welcome.  

If you are interested in finding out more about Macra, then why not go onto our excellent website, There are clubs throughout the County and if you are interested in finding out more, then you need to contact Lisa Cahill now on 086 4085877 or email


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