Following their trip to the annual Macra na Feirme Annual Conference known as “The Rally” on the weekend of 28 October at the Tower Hotel in Waterford, Togher Macra na Feirme would like to thank Iarnrod Eireann for their kind generosity for providing free travel as part of “The Journey’s on Us” scheme.
The trip took place on the Friday 26 October with the return journey on the Monday 29 October. Over the weekend, the Macra members attended a number of conferences, the Fancy Dress Ball and the Sunday night banquet.
Ten Macra members travelled by train and a great weekend was had by all.
It has been a busy time for Macra in Louth.
Just recently they held the national final of impromptu debating.
This was held at Teach Raithneach Community Hall, Strinagh, Collon and the competitors included Clodagh Macra North Tipperary, Ramor Macra, Cavan, Freemont Macra, Cork and Killbugh Macra, Offaly.
There were three entertaining tough topical debates. The winners on the night were Freemount Macra county Cork and best speaker on the night was awarded to Kaye Duffy from Ramor Macra county Cavan.
Macra clubs have been flourshing in Louth include Togher, Terminfeckin, Tullyallen, Stabannon, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and the newly formed Fane Bridge Macra which was launched at Cluskey’s of Little Ash recently.
Members range from 17 to 35 and come from all sections of county life and are part of probably the best social networking group in the country.
They take part in sporting activities, public speaking, drama and the arts, and travel.