Monaghan Macra to mark 75th Anniversary with Special Function

Macra na Feirme as a national organisation is officially celebrating 75 years of existence this year.  An event is being held on the 2nd November in the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney, to allow former and current clubs and members in County Monaghan to mark this significant milestone.  The event will be attended by a number of invited guests and will include presentations to mark the 75th Anniversary. This ticket event will consist of a buffet reception and gets underway at 8pm. Macra, nationally, began when a small group of farmers and rural science teachers set up discussion groups in Athy (Kildare), Killmallock (Limerick) and Mooncoin (Killkenny) with a view to educating themselves on methods of farming.

Encouraged by the reaction locally and aware of a similar response to the efforts of their colleagues elsewhere, the organisers in all three areas were eager to pursue the development of the Young Farmer Club idea on a larger scale.  A meeting was called for 29th September 1944 at Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.  The purpose – to discuss the creation of a National Organisation of Young Farmers Clubs.

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