Macra members enjoy parade

Longford Macra na Feirme titles night

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Macra members enjoy parade

Longford Macra na Feirme held their titles night on February 28 in the Longford Arms Hotel, followed by a great night with Rhythm and Sticks performing.

Six people were chosen out of fifteen contestants who took part on the night to represent Longford in the following competitions:

* Michael Campbell, Cairn Hill Macra - Mr Personality to be held in Kilkenny on April 7 & 8.
* Niamh Kiernan, Cairn Hill Macra - Blue Jeans Country Queen on June Bank Holiday weekend in Athboy.
* Helen Farrell, South Longford Macra - Miss Macra on August Bank Holiday weekend in Tipperary.
* Sheena Cassidy, Cairn Hill Macra - Queen of the Land, in Tullamore in mid November.
* Ciaran Campbell, Lanesboro Macra - Northwest King, in Sligo, January 2018.
* Nicole Garrigan, Cairn Hill Macra - Northwest Queen, in Sligo, January 2018.

Epic weekend for Macra

Longford Macra entered a float in the Longford St Patrick's Day Parade this year and they won the Outstanding Service Award.

Even though it was a wet and windy day, spirits were high and the craic was had!

Kevin Egan of Lanesboro Macra took part in the Comedy Act of the National Talent Competition semi-final in Athboy on Saturday night with his impression of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.

Kevin beat off stiff competition and is now preparing to head to the final of the National Talent Competition being held in Mullingar Arts Centre on April 30.

New club in Granard

The new club in Granard is having a launch night this Friday, March 24 at 9.30pm in O'Hara's Bar/The Bay Horse.

Everyone welcome to attend!