Top things to do this weekend


NSBA Championships & Trade Fair; Zwartbles Northern Branch Event; Macra na Feirme outings; Dublin 2 Mayo Charity Tractor Run Presentation Night & more!

Top things to do this weekend

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NSBA Championships & Trade Fair; Zwartbles Northern Branch Event; Macra na Feirme outings; Dublin 2 Mayo Charity Tractor Run Presentation Night & more!

Macra na Feirme Events

Clare Macra na Feirme AGM will take place this Friday, June, 8th at Hotel Woodstock. The agenda can be found here.

Aghinagh Macra 5KM Fun Run and Family Evening will take place this Sunday, June, 10th at Laine Bar, Ballinagree, Macroom, Co. Cork.

All proceeds will go to Breakthrough Cancer Research and Down Syndrome Ireland. Registration starts at 2pm with the race at 3pmm followed by a BBQ; raffle and entertainment.

To enter the fun run, admission is priced at €10 per adult and €5 per child, with further details available here.

NSBA Championships & Trade Fair

The one-day event which is one of the largest sheep events in the 2018 calendar will take place on Saturday, June, 9th at Cillín Hill Retail Park and neighbouring venue Kilkenny Mart.

The All-Ireland championships for Belclare; Charollais; Suffolk; Texel; and Zwartbles Eire Co-Op Society will take centre stage, while the national classes for Beltex; Jacobs; and Galways; Vendeen and Wicklow Cheviots will also be staged.

The National Sheep Breeds will also play host to a Crossbred Sheep Championships All Ireland for the first time in history. Industry leaders including a vet from MSD will be present at the event. Numerous companies along with breed societies will have trade stands and a team of experts on hand to answer any queries. More information can be found here.

Tractor Run Presentation Night

Dublin 2 Mayo Charity Tractor Run Presentation Night will take place this Saturday, June, 9th at Park Hotel, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. The event is set to kick off at 9pm with live entertainment from Pamela Gilmartin.

On the night, a cheque will be presented to Special Care Baby Unit, Mayo University Hospital and Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Further details can be found here.

Zwartbles Northern Branch Event

On Sunday, June, 10th from 1pm-4pm, Zwartbles Northern Branch will play host to a social outing and judges training day for all members.

The event is set to be held by kind permission of Fiona & Linda Brown of the Stainmore flock at Mount Pleasant Farm, Stainmore, Bowes, DL12 9RH (Directions on the day (Fiona: 07585771322).

Master judge, Mr. Martin Preston of the renowned Greenhill flock will facilitate a session highlighting judging criteria ahead of show season.
Admission can be gained free of charge; however, a raffle will be held to boost the branch funds, with all prizes and donations appreciated.
If you would like to come please book your places and contact - Ailsa Dickinson by email: a.ilsa@hotmail.co.uk or by phone 01830 540278 For Susan Addison by email: Susangilbert123@sky.com or phone 01833 650608.

Tractor Run

A Vintage Car and Tractor Run in aid of Oncology Unit Sligo will be held in memory of Geraldine McNeely this Sunday.

Participants will assemble at Kinlough at 12 o’clock with kick-off at 1pm. The run will be followed by refreshments at Askhill Community Centre at approximately 3pm. All welcome to attend. Find out how you can get involved here.

Photo: Facebook page of National Sheep Breeders Championships(NSBA).

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