A Macra boogie at the barndance


STETSONS, check shirts and cowboy boots were out in force in north Kerry on Saturday night as scores of Macra members and supporters gathered for Kerry Macra's annual barndance An Tóchar Bán in Kilmoyley.

In keeping with all things ' traditional', guests were even treated to some tasty bacon and cabbage throughout the evening, which was deemed another huge success by organisers.

In a new departure for Kerry Macra, this year's barndance was preceded with an educational tour that day, beginning at Dairymaster's headquarters in Causeway - owned by this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur for the year, Edmund Harty.

After the serious business of the day was attended to, the action moved to a specially erected marquee on the ground of An Tóchar Bán that night for the annual fundraising barn dance.

According to organisers, some people who travelled from Cork for the Dairymaster tour on Saturday went home to tend to the cows that evening, but travelled back down again for the barndance.

Once again, men and women from Macra clubs across Munster made the journey on Saturday night, most of whom embraced the fun theme and dressed up in

appropriate attire for the event. The night will also feature a host of novel games and competitions and some great spot prizes will also be up for grabs,

"We want to thank everyone who supported our barndance and made it a massive success and everyone who helped in any small way put the night together," a spokesperson for Kerry Macra said afterwards. Well done to all.

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