Miss Macra Festival Begins This Weekend

Miss Macra Festival Winners in 2010

The scenic village of Clonoulty, [Map Ref:] here in Co Tipperary is once again honoured to host their annual International Miss Macra Festival, which this year celebrates their 40th anniversary. Over 26 beautiful young ladies from Ireland and abroad will arrive in the village tomorrow night to meet their host families and the organising committee.

RTÉ’s Nationwide will be sending their camera’s to cover this years event, latter hosted by the popular duo of Mary Kennedy and Michael Ryan, in Dundrum House Hotel.

Outline of the Weekend’s Activities

Thursday 28th July: 6.00-7.30 pm – Contestants arrive in Dundrum House Hotel to meet organising committee and at 9.oopm contestants get to meet and greet with their Host Families in Clonoulty Community Centre, followed by a ceilí and other entertainment. The launch of a 40th celebration and Commemorative Booklet will also be held here.

Friday 29th July: 10.30am – 4.30pm The Queen Elizabeth II Guided Tour of Coolmore Stud and the Rock of Cashel will take place, broken briefly by lunch hosted by Macra National President, Alan Jagoe.
10.00pm sharp begins a 70’s Theme Night, Fancy dress and dancing to the “Wig Wham Glam,” band, followed  by a disco in ‘The Venue,’ Dundrum House Hotel’s premier night spot.

Saturday 30th July: 9.00am begins Interviews for all the contestants in ‘The Multeen Suite,’ in  Dundrum House Hotel.
1.00pm –  Sound rehearsals for the cabaret.  2.00pm – Hairdresser appointments.  7.00pm – Mass in Rossmore Church. 8.00pm – Cabaret in marquee adjacent to ‘The Venue,’ followed by dancing to ‘No Recession,’ and late night disco.

Sunday 31st July: 12.00pm Sports Day, Barbecue and ‘Know your Neighbour,’ Family Fun Day in Clonoulty G.A.A. Grounds.
6.00pm – Official Photographs for all contestants. 6.45pm – Champagne Reception. 7.30pm – International Miss Macra Gala Banquet 2011.
10.30pm – Dancing to ‘Silver Dollar.’  Midnight Announcement of International Miss Macra 2011. 12.30 – Late Farewell Disco.

Clonoulty Macra look forward to seeing you all there.

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