Limerick Macra na Feirme officially launched the biggest event of the Macra calendar last night.
Details of the 2016 Macra na Feirme Annual Conference were unveiled at host venue the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road, in the Treaty City.
The annual conference, better known as ‘The Rally’, will take place from October 28 to 31.
Each year, The Rally attracts thousands of Macra members from all over the country, with young people participating in farm walks and various competitions, as well as enjoying live music and entertainment and, of course, attending the annual young farmers conference.
Special guest Liam Galvin, Mayor of Limerick, was among those in attendance at the launch, along with representatives of GVM Group, the main sponsors of this year’s event.
Macra members from the eight clubs within the county were also present, including Limerick City member Maria Blackwell, who recently placed second in the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival in Athboy, Co Meath.
The Rally offers a fantastic opportunity for Limerick to showcase the diverse activities on offer and for members nationwide to reunite.
There will be many activities over the weekend, including competitive, social and informative aspects to cater for a wide variety of interests.
Dairy and beef tours of two farms within Co Limerick will be offered, while the young farmers conference will explore topics to the fore of the Irish agricultural industry and include presentations from key speakers.
Other weekend events will include a rock stars themed fancy dress party and a number of competition finals, including the Irish Farmers Journal Know Your Ag quiz, Club of the Year, Best New Member, Best Emerging Club, and the hugely popular stockjudging competitions.
A banquet dinner will be held on Sunday night to round off the weekend.
There will be music by Jackie Chan, Traffic, and Fiesta followed by a DJ until late each night.
For more information, on the event, check out the Macra-Annual-Conference-Rally on Facebook.
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