30 ladies will venture to Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore for the 54th Clarke Machinery Group Queen of the Land Festival - the largest festival in the Macra na Feirme calendar that aims to celebrate the talents and achievements of the young women.
The Queen of the Land Festival will run from 9th-11th November and is sponsored by the Clarke Machinery Group - operating out of four locations - two premises in Cavan; one in Meath and one in Roscommon with over 50 different franchises to choose from.
The judging panel this year consists of Gerard Clarke - Managing Director of the Clarke Machinery Group; Emma Birchill - reigning 2017 Queen of the Land; Anna-Marie McHugh - National Ploughing Association Assistant Managing Director and Joe Healy - IFA President; MC is Will Faulkner - Midlands 103.
The Queens will be setting off on a tour to Clonmacnoise and Tullamore Dew on Friday afternoon with the evening entertainment beginning at 9.30pm; Renowned act, Marty Mone will be taking to the stage until late.
Saturday will see the girls being interviewed by our esteemed judges, being beautified by Ritzy’s and Opium Beauty Salon and meeting their escorts in Hugh Lynches. Evening entertainment will begin at 7pm, on stage interviews will begin at 8pm and entertainment will be provided by Transmitter, the Groomsmen and Joe Wynne with DJ until late.
On Sunday, the Queens and Escorts will attend Cosmic Bowl for some bowling before going to 1pm mass at the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore.
The Queens and Escorts will then be treated to some refreshments in the Harbour Bar before being beautified by Ritzys and Opium Beauty Salon.
There is a gala banquet on Sunday evening with the doors opening at 6.30pm, music provided by the LOL’s and the crowning the 54th Clarke Machinery Group Queen of the Land 2018 will take place at midnight.
Tickets are on sale now - Note that banquet tickets and full-weekend passes must be purchased in advance. A weekend entertainment ticket is €70 and can be purchased here.
For more information on this year's festival please contact Gerard Mahon on 085-2471416, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the festival’s Facebook page.
Image source: Queen of the Land.