Invitation to join the Portlaoise Macra club

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Macra na Feirme’s recruitment fortnight is underway and Portlaoise Macra are hoping to follow up on last week’s hugely successful ploughing match in Ratheniska where hundreds of new Macra members signed up nationally.

Macra na Feirme’s recruitment fortnight is underway and Portlaoise Macra are hoping to follow up on last week’s hugely successful ploughing match in Ratheniska where hundreds of new Macra members signed up nationally.

The club is hosting a bowling night on this Saturday, October 5 in Roll n’ Bowl, Portlaoise at 8.30pm followed by refreshments in Kavanagh’s on Main St.

The club says it is in a great position with the refurbishment of the hall which is a great facility. Macra has something for everybody from the social aspect of making friends locally and around the country at competitions and nights out. Members can also compete in sports including Gaelic games, soccer, basketball and volleyball. If you can sing, dance, act, play an instrument or just think you can there is a lot to do in the performing arts. You can also get into debating mode and gain confidence in public speaking while Macra presents great opportunities to travel abroad.

The club says you can also involved in the community through our Know Your Neighbour weekend. Another big part of Macra is the Voice for Young Farmers and playing an active part in the agriculture.

Anyone aged between 17 and 35 is welcome this Saturday night.

“We’ll fill you in on what we’re doing the following week because you can be as busy as you like in Macra with something on every weekend,” said the club.

Public speaking and welding competitions, The Queen of the Land Festival, the annual Macra rally and a night at the dogs are some of the upcoming activities.

Portlaoise Macra is on Facebook or call 086 8359891.