Macra na Feirme clubs across the county are on the rise, and the latest addition is all set for its launch this Friday night, March 29.
The newly formed Drumlish/Ballinamuck Macra will be officially launched at 8pm in Monaduff Gaa grounds, Drumlish, with a large gathering expected on the night.
“We are the newest Longford Macra group in Longford, and have already seen a lot of interest,” said a spokesperson. “At the first meeting we will elect a club committee, and plan events for the year ahead, so for those interested in joining - contact us on Facebook. There was great excitement on St Patrick’s Day, when the new club South Longford won two prizes in the parade. They took best new float in the Longford Town Parade and best overall float in the Ballymahon Parade. That was a great way to get the club out there and I’m sure that the teamwork involved also helped to bring the club to a whole new level.”
All Macra clubs in Co Longford will be represented at the upcoming County Longford Ploughing Championships, which take place in Edgeworthstown on Sunday, April 14 next.
Macra members will also participate in the Farm Skills, Macra Ploughing Class and fundraising Stands on the day, and subsequently attend the National Macra Hustings for the upcoming presidential and regional elections, where support is being offered to Kieran O’Dowd for president.
For more information contact James on (087) 7639781 (Longford town); Gerard on (087) 637996 (South Longford) and Eimear on (086) 8809938 (Drumlish/Ballinamuck).