Queen of the Land contestants come from Ireland and the UK
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.