Knockbridge lady, Tara McEnteggart picked up second place at the Blue Jean Country Queen in Athboy, at the end of a very exciting festival weekend.
Nineteen -year-old Tara, who was representing her local Macra, Fane Bridge Macra na Feirme competed for the title ‘Blue Jean Queen’ against 24 other potential queens..
The former St Louis student has played an active part in the growth of the club since its i nauguration and has taken part in numerous Macra na Feirme competitions and festivals since becoming a member of Fane Bridge and has also held the position of competitions officer for Fane Bridge over the past year.
Tara, who is currently studying pharmacy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, was presented with €600 sponsored by O’Reilly Hoofcare and a beautiful trophy. .
The results were announced in the Festival Marquee on Sunday night much to the delight of the many Louth supporters in attendance. Limerick’s Kate Manning, was crowned the Blue Jean Queen while third place went to Joanne Casey from Berrings Club in Cork.
The three judges who had the difficult job of putting the entrants through their paces over the weekend were Mr. Pádraic Staunton, Mr. Tommy McGuire, past National President of Macra na Feirme and Lorna Sixsmith, the author of “Would You Marry a Farmer”. Tara is now the proud owner of a signed copy of the perfect manual on marrying a farmer!
Tara wowed the judges with her musical talents participating in the festival karaoke and firing up many a sing-song throughout the weekend.
On Sunday afternoon, the Queens participated in a fancy dress football match in Athboy’s Fair Green with Tara sporting a Flower Power Costume.
This was followed by the Queens Modelling Competition where Tara elegantly modelled a beautiful black vintage dress.
Tara was an excellent ambassador for both her club and the county throughout the weekend and clearly made a lasting impression on the judges.
As the Macra calendar nears an end for another year, Fane Bridge Macra a re thrilled with Tara’s success at the weekend.
It is the first significant victory for their relatively new club and hope it is the first of many.
Twenty four queens in total gathered from all over Ireland and even further afield to celebrate what has become a much loved tradition in County Meath.
There was a fantastic array of events and activities organised throughout the weekend and the fun and craic flowed until Monday afternoon.