Macra to provide boost to city’s tourism

Up to 800 people will attend the national final of a Macra na Feirme compettiin in the city on the weekend of April 15 and 16. The launch for Mr. Personality 2011 took place in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny last week. The Mayor of Kilkenny, Cllr Martin Brett officially launched the event and wished it every success. He praised the “wonderful” people running and said it was a major boost to the local tourism industry.

Up to 800 people will attend the national final of a Macra na Feirme compettiin in the city on the weekend of April 15 and 16. The launch for Mr. Personality 2011 took place in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny last week. The Mayor of Kilkenny, Cllr Martin Brett officially launched the event and wished it every success. He praised the “wonderful” people running and said it was a major boost to the local tourism industry.

Carlow man Michael Dempsey, Chairman of the Board of the Kilkenny, Carlow and District Farm Relief Services commented on the strong bond between Macra and the Farm Relief Services and the pleasure that they have in sponsoring such a successful festival. Mr. Dempsey spoke very highly of the work and dedication by the committee to organise such a successful festival. He also wished the best of luck to the Kilkenny contestant Andy Hughes who attended the launch. Denis Drennan, Chairman of the Mr. Personality Festival 2011 thanked the Mayor for launching the festival. He also expressed sincere gratitude to the Board of Farm Relief Services for their continued and vital sponsorship of the festival and also thanked the Springhill Court Hotel manager Seamas O’Carroll and the staff for their commitment and support of the festival over the past number of years.

The festival will take place onApril 15 and 16. For this year’s festival there is excellent entertainment planned with Deuces Wild and DJ on Friday night and Domino Effect and DJ on Saturday night.  Entry fees over the weekend will be as follows: Friday night €10, Saturday night Informal Gala Banquet €30, Sat Night Disco only €15. Banquet tickets must be booked by contacting Denis on 086 8389401. Also this year the National Karting Competition will take place in Kiltorcan on Saturday, April 15 and the Liathroidi Challenge will take place in O’Loughlin’s GAA pitch. The Macra national volleyball finals will take place in the Watershed on Sunday, April 17. Full details are available are available on www.mrpersonality.ie. “With the hotel already sold out and with people coming from all over Ireland to support their entries, it’s going to make for a great weekend.,” Mr Drennan said.