Farm Ireland

Saturday 16 December 2017

Sheedy to address leadership awards

Tipperary hurling manager Liam Sheedy (above) is to address Macra na Feirme members on the theme of leadership at tonight's Macra National Leadership Awards ceremony in Dublin.

The awards are part of Macra's Leadership Training Programme, which helps members to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for leadership.

The six finalists are Eric Driver (Tullow Club), Sean Finan (Castlerea), Julieanne Walshe (Durrow/Abbeyleix), Margaret Galvin (Crookstown), Alan Jago (Carrigaline) and Dave Mulcahy (Glenville).

Travel bursaries worth €2,000, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, will be presented to the three overall award winners.

Organic courses open for bookings

Three new and revised organic gardening courses in Leitrim, Clare and Wicklow are now open for booking.

Run by the Organic Centre, the courses concentrate on the best organic practices for growing vegetables, and growing, cooking and preserving foods.

For more info, contact the Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co Leitrim on 071 985 4338, or visit

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LAMMA show is given green light

Organisers of the LAMMA machinery show in the UK have confirmed the event will go ahead, as planned, tomorrow and Thursday despite the recent adverse weather.

The event will host more than 600 trade stands.

The show takes place at Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire (NG24 2NY for the sat nav). Entry and parking are free. One option for visitors from Ireland is to fly to East Midlands airport, which is one hour from the show ground.

Irish Independent