Macra news: Leadership awards for Macra members

Fifty-three young people from across the country received Leadership Distinction Awards at a special ceremony hosted as part of a training weekend for Macra na Feirme’s county officers.

caption: Glanmire macra member Jennifer Barry receiving her Silver Leadership Award from Sean Finan in UL.

Held in association with ABP Food Group Ireland at the University of Limerick, the weekend saw 180 county representatives participate in leadership and personal development training to prepare them for their roles in the coming year.

Macra national president Seán Finan and Jimmy White of ABP Ireland presented the awards.

The scheme recognises the hard work and achievements of county officers working on a voluntary basis within Macra, with gold, silver or bronze awards presented.

A gold award is the highest level that can be secured by a county officer, and makes that person eligible to be considered for a Macra National Leadership Award or to participate as a Macra representative on a number of overseas seminars, including the European rally for rural young people.

“The awards scheme recognises the achievements of county officers working on a voluntary basis within Macra,” said Mr Finan.

“Congratulations to all our Leadership Distinction Award winners who were recognised for their leadership ability and dedication to their clubs, their counties, and to the national organisation.”

Officers can now apply to be recognised at next year’s awards ceremony. It is a requirement that officers have been in attendance at national training within the last two years to be eligible to apply.

The closing date for applications is October 21. Application forms can be downloaded from

The Leadership Training Programme is supported by the Department of Education under the National Development Plan.


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