Queen of the Land con­tes­tants come from Ire­land and the UK

Irish Examiner - Farming - - MACRA -

Among the con­tes­tants lin­ing out in Tul­lam­ore this week­end are four Cork rep­re­sen­ta­tives; a fi­nal­ist from Scot­land; com­peti­tors from the North, and an English en­trant. Rep­re­sent­ing Cork’s Avondhu re­gion, and Fer­moy Macra, is Marie Flynn, who is study­ing for a mas­ter’s de­gree in agri­cul­tural ex­ten­sion and in­no­va­tion.

Marie’s in­ter­ests in­clude farm­ing, sports and lis­ten­ing to mu­sic.

The county’s Car­bery re­gion will be rep­re­sented by Jes­sica O’Reilly of Kilbrit­tain. The tech­ni­cal as­sis­tant en­joys cook­ing, draw­ing and read­ing.

Christina Crow­ley will fly the flag for Cork’s Muskery re­gion. A mem­ber of Terel­ton Macra, Christina works as a deli as­sis­tant and en­joys foot­ball and rugby, as well as cars. Alice Co­p­ithorne of Kin­sale Macra will rep­re­sent Cork’s Se­andún re­gion. Alice is study­ing dairy herd man­agem e n t a n d i s a me m b e r o f Event­ing Ire­land.

Mary McCol­gan will be hop­ing to take the ti­tle for Done­gal. Rep­re­sent­ing Inishowen, the re­tail as­sis­tant en­joys h o r s e -r i d i n g, f a r m i n g an d swim­ming. Eng­land’s fi­nal­ist is Char­lotte Mid­dle­brook, a mem­ber of Selby Young Farm­ers. The pi­mary school teacher and part-time dairy farmer par­tic­u­larly en­joys calf-rear­ing and wa­ter sports.

Lucy McC­ly­mont of Lower Niths­dale Young Farm­ers is rep­re­sent­ing Scot­land, and is study­ing food mar­ket­ing with nu­tri­tion. Lucy en­joys foot­ball, cook­ing and vol­un­teer­ing.

Also hop­ing to take the ti­tle is Kerry’s Laura O’Con­nell of the IT Tralee branch. Laura is study­ing agri­cul­tural sci­ence, while Limerick’s fi­nal­ist is Roisin Shana­han — a data an­a­lyst of the Shan­non­side branch.

Liz Glee­son of Bal­li­nahinch/Kil­loscully is repres e n t i ng N o r t h T i p p e r a r y , while Vic­to­ria Calvert of Castle­caulfield Young Farm­ers is rep­re­sent­ing the North. To find out more about any of the con­tes­tants, log onto queenofthe­land­fes­ti­val.com

Eng­land’s Char­lotte Mid­dle­brook.

Scot­land’s Lucy McC­ly­mont.

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