Kilkenny’s young farmers sweep the boards at Macra awards
A Kilkenny Macra na Feirme club has just been announced as the organisation’s Club of the Year for 2019.
Callan Macra, one of the largest clubs in Kilkenny with a total of 105 members, beat off competition from 15 other clubs to take home the prize of €2,000.
Callan has been represented, by at least some of its members, at all Macra competitions at regional level. It’s one of the few Macra clubs in the country that can claim to own its hall.
There was more Kilkenny success on the night as Amy Rose Holden from the North Kilkenny club was named Macra’s Best New Member. Amy has only been a Macra member since August 2018 and is already the chairperson of North Kilkenny Macra.
Amy and the Callan club received their awards at the Macra National Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Cork last Saturday.