Macra New Members Night

macra-na-feirme-logoAre you bored heading in to these long Winter evenings with nothing to do?

Would you like to get involved in sports, drama, debating, agriculture and many more activities?

Would you like to meet new people and have a lot of craic along the way?

… then why not come along to Millstreet Macra’s new members night on the 30th of September. Bring a friend and make this an excuse for a night out.There’ll be more information available on the night but in the mean time, if you’re interested please contact James on 086 3023969 or Jerry Murphy on 087 9315783

Millstreet Macra: Public Speaking National Champions

Huge congratulations to the Millstreet Macra team of Rebecca Ambrose, Steven O’Riordan, and Katie Guerin who won the Macra Public Speaking National Championships in Killarney last weekend, and to top it off, Steven also won Best Speaker on the night. They are pictured below with Macra President Seán Finan.

2015-01-09 Millstreet Macra - National Winners of the Creative Speaking - Rebecca Ambrose, Seven O'Riordan, and Katie Guerin with Macra President Seán Finan [read more …] “Millstreet Macra: Public Speaking National Champions”

Macra Debating Success

2015-01-31 Millstreet Macra Senior Debaters who won in Naas to get to the all Ireland quarter finals
Rebecca, Anneka, Katie and Steven in Naas last weekend

The Millstreet Macra Senior Debaters have progressed on to the quarter finals of the National rounds for the first time since the club reformed.
Anneka Dunne, Katie Guerin, Rebecca Ambrose and Steven O’ Riordan defeated Naas Macra, in Naas last weekend, while opposing the motion “That farmers should not retire at State Contributory Pension age”.

It was a very enjoyable debate, both for the team and the supporters who went up on the night.
They will be taking part in the quarter final against Ramor Macra from Cavan on Saturday, 21st February.

Macra Annual BBQ

2014-09-05 Millstreet Macra annual BBQ - posterMillstreet Macra are holding their annual BBQ on Saturday the 13th of September in Corkery’s bar Millstreet at 8pm. All welcome. The proceeds will be going to “An Tuath Nua” (Cope Foundations further education unit for young adults with autism). It will be a great night for everyone! See more at Millstreet Macra on Facebook

Macra Capers

It is that time of year again, the FBD sponsored Macra na Feirme ‘Capers’ Final is upon us. The Light entertainment competition incorporates song, dance, comedy, instrumental pieces and everything in between and is the ideal opportunity for clubs and their members to gain experience in producing and performing a top class show.It is one of the highlights of the Macra calendar and this year is shaping up to be one of the best finals yet.
Six teams from around the country will [read more …] “Macra Capers”

Macra Start of Year

2013-11-20 Macra Start of year posterThe Macra year is starting up again and we in Millstreet Macra are eager to get up and running for the year ahead. We are having a club meeting this Friday, 22nd November at 8.30 in Corkery’s Bar. The meeting will be short  and sweet and will be to plan for the year ahead. We will be welcoming back the familiar faces as well as welcoming our new members. On that note, if you are interested in finding out more or, better again, joining, then why not get in contact as detailed below.
We are taking part in an indoor soccer competition this weekend in Macroom if anyone would like to take part (male and female teams).
We have a Christmas Party, mystery tour, sports night, competitions, club exchanges, workshops and much more in the pipeline so there has never been a better time to join!! Hope to see ye Friday night.
Why not call / text us at 087-3684138, email us at <email>, or find us on Facebook ‘Millstreet Macra

Macra ‘Shave or Dye’ Fundraising Presentation

2013-08-24 Millstreet Macra present €4000 fundraising from their recent 'Shave or Dye' to the Irish Cancer Society
Millstreet Macra recently presented a fantastic €4,000 (the proceeds from their ‘Shave or Dye’ fundraiser) to Eileen, a representative from the Irish cancer society.
The club would like to thank all of the brave souls who volunteered to have their hair shaved or dyed for this wonderful cause, everyone who was so generous in supporting the cause and the club members who helped with the event.

Photo L-R: Gary McSweeney, Jerry O’ Mahony, Aisling O’ Mahony, Rebecca Enright, Eileen (Irish Cancer Society), Aoife McSweeney, Joe Kelleher, Niamh O’ Mahony, Catherine O’ Shea and Tracey Lehane.

Millstreet Macra Summer BBQ 2013

Millstreet Macra are hosting their annual BBQ on Saturday the 17th August in Corkery’s Bar. It is the fourth annual summer event and promises to be bigger and better than before. O’ Leary’s butchers will be supplying the delicious barbeque and this will be accompanied by a cocktail bar and DJ Nev until late.

 

The event is our first time hosting something as part of the macra ‘Know your neighbour’ initiative and we would love everyone to come out and join in the fun! It is also a perfect opportunity to find out more about the club if you are interested in joining. For more information see our facebook page or contact Katie at 087 3684138.
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Macra BBQ

2013-07-19 Macra BBQ - poster
As promised, we are having a ‘Know your neighbour’ / New members night next month…

Keep the 17th August free to join us at our annual BBQ bash! Lots going on that night including the Penalty shoot-out final (more details on this to follow!), DJ Nev playing until the small hours and our infamous cocktails and jelly shots!! Always a brilliant night over the last few years, this year promises to be as good, if not better! Hope to see ye there.

For more details see the Millstreet Macra Facebook Page

Millstreet Macra News

2013-02-24 Millstreet Macra All Ireland Question Time Winners - press photo-800Millstreet Macra won their first National title since reforming 4 years ago. Our Question Time team of David O’ sullivan, Kieran Murphy, Dan Creedon and Mick Walsh (L-R on photo without trophies) beat off stiff competition in Castlebar at the end of February to take an outright victory and National Macra title back to Millstreet.

On Friday night last (1st March). the Millstreet Macra set dancers comprised of Niamh O’ Mahony,Tracey Lehane, Maura Sheahan, Cathriona Cullinane, Laura Lynch, Ciara Hickey, Deirdre O’Mahony and Eileen O’ Sullivan won the regional round of the National Talent Contest in Ballyanly. Kieran Murphy also won Mastermind in the National Talent Contest. Both groups will be representing the region at the upcoming county final which will be taking place in Imokilly on Easter Saturday.

2013-03-02 Millstreet Macra debating team -  Rebecca Enright, Anneka Dunne, Katie Guerin and James Kelleher-800On Saturday last night our debating team  consisting of Rebecca Enright, Anneka Dunne, Katie Guerin and James Kelleher (L-R in photo) beat an enthusiastic Kerry Macra team to progress to next round of the national senior debating competition. Rebecca also was awarded the ‘Best Debater’ accolade on the night of the four teams competing. They will compete again on the 23rd of March, opposition and venue TBC.
To top off the night, Rebecca also took part in the Muskerry Macra ‘Titles’ night and came away with the prize of Miss Blue Jeans Muskerry 2013 and [read more …] “Millstreet Macra News”

Macra Presentation to St.Vincent de Paul


Chairperson of Millstreet Macra James Kelleher presenting the proceeds from there very successful Race Night to Members of the Local St.Vincent de Paul, Monday night last, September 24th. Total raised for them on the night was €800. Once again the Members of Millstreet Macra would like to thank everyone who supported the night and helped make it the success that it was!

Check out all the Millstreet Macra news on their Facebook page, where you can also see photos from the Race Night!

Macra Race Night – Thank You

Millstreet Macra would like to thank everyone who came to our race night on Saturday last in Corkery’s. We would like to thank each and every one of our very generous sponsors without their support the night would not have been possible or the success that it was.

We will host an open evening in the GAA hall this Friday evening August 24th between 7 and 10pm. Anyone aged between 17 & 35 can join Macra, so come along meet the members and see what Macra has on offer for you. We will be on hand to answer any questions ye may have. For further information contact us @ <email> / 087-3684138.

Catch up with whats happening in Millstreet Macra on their Facebook Page

Fundraising Race Night

Millstreet Macra are delighted to announce that on Saturday the 18th August 2012 Millstreet Macra will be hosting a Fundraising Race Night @ Corkery’s Bar Millstreet, Co. Cork.

The event will start at 8pm Sharp with a FREE BBQ provided on the night. You can place bets on all 12 races and to toast your success, we will also have DJ Nev banging out some classic disco tunes after the race night is complete. All money raised on the night will go towards helping both St Vincent De Paul & Millstreet Macra. There will also be prizes for best dressed male and female on the night.

Millstreet Macra has been established now for almost 40 years. It continues to provide an outlet for young people aged between 18-35. In the past few years like most voluntary organisation Millstreet Macra has been hit by the recession.

The Fundraising Race Night is seen as a way to help Millstreet Macra and St Vincent De Paul to continue the good work they do within their local community. We hope that each and everyone can support Millstreet Macra in this endeavour.

If you would like to speak to any of the Macra team and or [read more …] “Fundraising Race Night”

Macra May Monthly Meeting

Millstreet Macra’s May monthly meeting will take place tomorrow Friday night in the front room of Corkery’s Bar at 9.30 . It is our last meeting before our AGM and we will be discussing our club plans for the summer (Fundraising, days/nights out etc) as well as the upcoming regional Tag Rugby competition (for anyone who currently isn’t a member but would like to be involved in any of the above activities especially the Tag then please come along Friday night, message us on Facebook or contact us on 087 3684138 to let us know!) – from Millstreet Macra

At the Munster Scór Sinsir Final

Victorious at the Munster Scór Sinsir Finals in Tullamore were the Millstreet GAA Novelty Act of Niamh O’Mahony, James Kelleher, Eily Buckkley, Rebecca Enright and Stephen O’Riordan The All Ireland Scor Sinsir final is on in the INEC, Killarney at 3pm on Saturday 21st April.  Photos by Geraldine Dennehy – more below [read more …] “At the Munster Scór Sinsir Final”

In the Corkman – 23rd February 2012

IFA President John Bryan to visit Millstreet

The Irish Farmers Association President John Bryan will visit Millstreet tomorrow night (Thursday 26th January), when he addresses a Duhallow IFA meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8:30pm. The meeting will discuss current farming issues, the Common Agriculture Policy 2014 negotiations, and land reclamation. All are welcome.

To understand why these topics are currently important, read the following articles:
* CAP 2014 – The Battle Begins (from the Farmers Journal)
* Land Reclamation – Proposals Meet Strong Resistance (from the Farmers Journal)

Cork County Macra Novice Debating Winners


The Cork County Novice Debating final was held recently in Ballinagree, with Millstreet Macra representing the Muskerry Macra na Feirme region and Bantry Macra representing the Carbery Region. An entertaining debate was had with Millstreet emerging as overall victors on the night. Club members Rebecca Enright and James Kelleher won the ‘Best Chairperson’ and ‘Best Speaker’ awards respectively on the night – both have won the awards twice previously in the three rounds leading up to the Final which is an impressive feat in itself. We wish the team the best of luck in the Senior Debating in the New Year. Above L-R are: Kevin Walsh (Cork County Chairperson), James Kelleher, Rebecca Enright, Steven O’ Riordan.