Lovely Ladies and Mr. Personality Events…

Could you be Limerick's next Lovely Lady?

Could you be Limerick's next Lovely Lady?

A very special event takes place in the Golden Vale Bar, Kilmallock this Friday evening, 6th February. Often remarked to as the lovely ladies competition, the fine

The national final of Macra na Feirme’s variety entertainment contest, the FBD Capers Competition, took place in the Mountmellick Arts Centre, county Laois this past weekend, where Carrigaline Macra club from Seandun in county Cork beat off stiff competition from five other groups to emerge victorious on the night. The group from Carrigaline beat off 4 time winners Athboy Macra from county Meath, who came second on the night, Carrigaline Macra have now won 10 places on the Macra na Feirme prize-winner’s abroad this year. ‘Macra Capers’ is a competition designed for clubs wishing to gain experience in producing and performing a light entertainment variety show, with performances ranging from singing and dancing to comedy and drama. The winning show entitled ” ‘Happy days in Carrigaline’ was a mixture of dancing, live music and comedy. Speaking at the event, Catherine Buckley, national president of Macra na Feirme, commended all six groups on the talent and hard work which had brought them to the national final and thanked sponsors FBD for their continued support of the Macra Capers competition. Athboy Macra club from Co. Meath were runners-up in the competition with their show called “Showtime” while Bree Macra, from Wexford came in third place with a production entitled “Electric Dreams “. Best Producer went to Donal Crowley from Carrigaline while best male went to Joe Healy of Athboy with Cloiodhna Ni Dhushlaine from Athboy Macra winning best female on the night. Well done to all who participated.

Macra’s National Talent competition formerly Dublin City Talent is celebrating its 25th year this year. The National Talent Final is one of the showpiece occasions in the Macra. The Macra National talent competition is now one of the biggest and best established amateur talent competitions in the country. The National Final will take place, on May 3rd in the National Concert Hall Dublin after its time in Limerick last year. The Competition comprises eight entirely separate events covering the entertainment disciplines of Disco Dancing, Solo Instrumental Music, Novelty act, solo singing, mastermind, set dancing, comedy, and Pop / Folk / Ballad Group. Each of the eight events is a competition in its own right with eight separate winners at each stage of the competition; there is no overall winner. Over the 25 years one hundred and eighty different Macra branches spread across all twenty six counties have appeared in the National Final while eighty two different branches from twenty four counties have won national titles. Will it be your club this year? Limerick hold their County Round of National Talent Competition on Sunday 15th February in Caherconlish. Contact Annemarie Keyes on 0876934619

 for further details.

County Fundraiser Table Quiz on in Lena’s Bar Adare this Thursday 29th January.

 The winning Macra team will represent Limerick in the National Question Time. Congratulations to the winning Kilmallock team who will represent Limerick in the National Question Time Competition, later in the month. Well done to Aiden Gleeson, Pat O Neill, Daniel Casey and Billy Weeks


Upcoming events:

Limerick Macra are holding a special ceili to mark St. Patrick’s Day. It will in held on Friday 13th March at the GAA Hall Mungret.

Of course, everyone’s favourite ball will take place 12th April, Easter Sunday in

 the Woodlands House Hotel. Glamour, talent and much craic is promised. Contact Lisa Cahill for further details.

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 on 086 4085877 or email or Michael Ryan on 0877671740.

The  women of Limerick Macra will fight it out for the prestigious titles of Miss Blue Jeans, Miss Macra, Queen of the Land and this year Macra hope to have a representative in the County Round of the Rose of Tralee. Of course the gentlemen of Limerick will not be forgotten with the Mr. Personality event taking place on the same evening. Now people should be reminded also, that with only a week before Valentines this might be your finest opportunity to meet someone very special before the most romantic weekend of the year. Macra Na Feirme is fast becoming the most popular social networking organisation in Ireland. Often remarked to as the a free speed dating service, the friendly atmospheres at all Macra events makes it easy to speak to ladies and men in a social setting. So, put your heart on your sleeve this weekend and come along to their event. Contact Lisa Cahill on 086 4085877 for further details.

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