Monday 17 June 2019

Jennifer bids to become Miss Macra 2018

Jennifer Whelan
Jennifer Whelan

A Davidstown woman is hoping to dazzle the judges as she represents Wexford in this year's International Miss Macra Festival over the August bank holiday weekend.

Jennifer Whelan of Wilton, Davidstown, is a member of Kilrush/Askamore/Ferns Macra and is looking to flying the flag for the model county as she travels to Tipperary for this year's festival. A clerical worker with An Post, Jennifer will be one of 24 contestants from 20 counties taking part in the competition and hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner Lynsay Hawkes from Tyrone.

Jennifer is extremely active in her local club and has been secretary of Ferns Macra for three years. Back in 2016, she even travelled to Norway for the rural youth seminar and she regularly helps out at county level with the Killag show each year.

Jennifer will take part in an onstage interview in The Dome at Semple Stadium on the Saturday night, followed by a gala banquet in the Anner Hotel in Thurles on Sunday where the winner will be crowned. She'll have the whole of her home county behind her and everyone is hoping she'll cross the border back to Wexford as Miss Macra 2018! For ticket information, see

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