Mr Personality Festival taking place in Kilkenny
Thirty contestants from across the country will descend upon Co Kilkenny this weekend for the 15th annual Mr Personality Festival.
Kilkenny County Macra na Feirme is organising the event, which will run from Friday, April 8th, 2022, to April 10th, 2022, at the Springhill Court Hotel.
According to organisers, a “jam-packed” weekend lies ahead for contestants.
They will arrive at 6 pm on April 8th, with on-stage interviews, which the event’s new MC, Claire Henrito, commence at 9 pm.
Music with the “much-anticipated” The Waxies and D.J will follow.
The contestants will have an early start on Saturday morning with private interviews with judges.
After lunch, contestant challenges will take place in St Kieran’s College.
On Saturday evening, the Mr Personalitys will be donning their suits and meeting with Kilkenny, Carlow and District Farm Relief Services (sponsors), and official photos will be taken.
An informal banquet will follow at 7.30 pm.
Deuces Wild will entertain attendees until organisers crown Mr Personality 2022 at midnight.
The DJ will be continuing the celebrations till the early morning. You can book tickets for the banquet by contacting Lydia in the Springhill Court Hotel on 056-7721122.
There are many Macra na Feirme competitions taking place throughout the Mr Personality Festival weekend.
- The Volleyball National Finals;
- A Hurling/Camogie Competition;
- Senior and Novice Debating National Finals.
Mizen to Malin Head charity cycle in May
Last month, we reported that Elaine Houlihan, Macra na Feirme Munster vice-president, has called on everyone to support their charity cycle from Mizen to Malin Head this May.
The five-day, 670km run, is in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, Make a Moove and Embrace FARM.
Houlihan, Macra Munster vice president, said: “Cancer and mental health are issues that impact every farm family across Ireland.”
“It is vital to support each other and raise awareness. My life, like so many others, was personally affected by cancer as my grandmother passed away after a long battle with the disease.”
“Furthermore, many members contact me with concerns on a daily basis. We need to break the taboo and stigma around talking about mental health and treat it as a serious challenge for rural communities.“