Avondhu Macra Club will host the national annual general meeting of Macra na Feirme and debating finals and this will be followed by a 'red and black' gala banquet on Saturday, May 11, in the Charleville Park Hotel.
The event was launched at the Charleville Park Hotel last Thursday at a press reception that was attended by Macra President Alan Jagoe and Joe Sheehy, representing the sponsors, Kerry Agribusiness Charleville, Mary Anne Murphy, chairperson of host club Avondhu Macra, Edmund Connolly, Brendan Comerford, General Manager and Joanna Kelleher, Events Manager of the Charleville Park Hotel and members of Charleville and Freemount Macra clubs.
Mr Jagoe congratulated Avondhu Macra on hosting the national AGM and debating finals in Charleville and said he was sure that the evening would be an outstanding success. He also thanked Kerry Agribusiness for their sponsorship.
The gala banquet is sure to attract a capacity attendance from the 30 Macra clubs in the Avondhu region and further afield. "We have 400 tickets priced at €30 each for the event and they are literally flying out the door," said Louise Burke of Freemount Macra, which itself has 70 members. Tickets are available from Mary Anne on 087 1231429.
Also present at the event was Sarah O'Keeffe of the Charleville Macra Club, which was revived after a lapse of some years and now has a healthy 30 members, and is going from strength to strength led by chairman Dave Kelly.