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Monday 25 March 2019

Wexford Macra celebrating 70 years with dinner dance

At the launch of the Wexford Macra Na Feirme 70th anniversary dinner dance (from left), back – Cliona O’Leary, Ellen Fitzpatrick (PRO), Cathal Byrne, William Spratt-Murphy, Aine Doyle and Susan Langrell; front – William Kehoe (chairman), John Healy and Ian Rochford
At the launch of the Wexford Macra Na Feirme 70th anniversary dinner dance (from left), back – Cliona O’Leary, Ellen Fitzpatrick (PRO), Cathal Byrne, William Spratt-Murphy, Aine Doyle and Susan Langrell; front – William Kehoe (chairman), John Healy and Ian Rochford

Sara Gahan

Macra na Feirme are marking a major milestone in County Wexford, celebrating 70 years since the organisation landed in the county in 1949.

To mark this special occasion, Wexford Macra are inviting past, present and future members to come along to their dinner dance on Saturday, April 13, at 7.30 p.m., in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy.

The night is a celebration of Macra memories past and present and an opportunity to share stories of Wexford Macra through the years.

'We are appealing to anyone who was anyway involved in Wexford Macra over the past 70 years to get in touch with us with any pictures or stories from their Macra experiences,' said PRO Ellen Fitzpatrick.

While the night marks a special occasion of Macra past, they are always looking to the future of Macra here in County Wexford.

It is an organisation which incorporates all aspects of rural life in Ireland by providing an organisation for young people both from farming and non-farming backgrounds to develop new skills, make friends and contribute to sustainable development in rural Irish communities.

There are currently six Macra clubs in Wexford at present located in Cushinstown, Bree, Ferns, Kilmuckridge, Ballymurn and Kiltealy/Ballindaggin. It is open for anyone between the age of 17 to 35 interested in getting involved in their local club.

Activities include social activities, sports, public speaking, debating, talent competitions and much more. All are welcome to attend, even those who do not have a farming background.

Tickets for the dinner dance are €35 and it includes a three course meal, music by 'The Heartbeats' and a DJ until late. They are available from County Chairperson William Kehoe on 087 6926189.

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